Please accept our sympathies.
I hope that I am not mistaken when I ask if Wally, at one time as a Milwaukee Firefighter, ran for the position of Department Chief.
My memory is still good especially concerning what most would call trivia but I would say that trivia is not the word to use for someone with a lot of self confidence and conviction to assume the responsibility to fulfill that position, step forward, and make the challenge!
Looking back through the years as a retired member of the MFD, it is not difficult to see that Wally (if in fact it was Wally) was as capable as anyone else who became Chief Engineer.
If someone would confirm my reflection or correct it, I would be most grateful. Thank you.
Our condolences go out to your family.
Larry & Diane