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Retired St. Paul Park firefighters Harold "China" Gerry, left, and Don Winberg will help usher in the Heritage Days grand parade along with the entire department, which has been named this year's grand marshals. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

In their boots: St. Paul Park retired firefighters remember long careers

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It's not a glamorous career, nor does it reap large financial benefits, but it has been touted by those who have worked in the field as the greatest job in the world. And that statement rings true to retired St. Paul Park firefighters Don Winberg and Harold "China" Gerry.


With more than 60 years of rescue experience between them, the former fire chiefs have seen it all.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
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