Persons in the News

Issue 8 and Volume 113.

Persons in the News DEPARTMENTS Son Succeeds Father In Carlsbad, N. M. Chief Ira J. Stockwell, Carlsbad, N. M., Fire Department, retired December 31 after 39 years of service. He headed the department for 30 years. A member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and past president of the New Mexico State Firemen’s Association, Chief Stockwell lead the department during its entire period of expansion and transition from a completely volunteer to a paid and volunteer force. Assistant Chief Robert L. Stockwell, son of the retiring chief, succeeded his father. The 26-year-old chief joined the Carlsbad department as a volunteer in 1951 and became a regular member when the paid force was established in 1953. He was promoted to captain in 1958 and named assistant chief in June 1959. Gonnoud Named LAFD Information Head Captain Vincent Gonnoud has been appointed head of the Los Angeles City Fire Department Fire…

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