Published October 12, 2014

Arthur Lee Strader (96) talks to his grandson Jerry Lee Pace (44) about growing up in Danville and serving in the fire department from 1942 until 1978, when he retired.

Produced by History United from interviews recorded by StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. www.StoryCorps.org

History United uses local history to encourage investment in the future of the Dan River Region and to build a strong collaborative network of organizations and individuals committed to positive change. 

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