Persons in the News

Issue 11 and Volume 109.

Persons in the News Chief Frank Maddux Cited by Veterans Administration Frank Maddux, chief of the protection services at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Walla Walla, Wash., has been awarded a Superior Accomplishment Award by the national VA. With it went a sizeable check. The award was given him “for his skill, accuracy and dependability in conducting the fire and safety program and for continuing good public relations in the community.” Chief Maddux has been a member of the staff of the VA hospital since 1920, when he was hired as a guard. He was named chief guard in 1925, fire marshal in 1928, and when the hospital installed a full-time fire department in 1946, he had charge of it. It was largely due to his training methods that a full-time department no longer was needed at the hospital. One of Chief Maddux’ accomplishments was the establishment of a program…

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