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Book signing at...
Decker Hotel, 
Maquoketa, IA 
April 1, 2014
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April 4, 2014, "Look what I found at Royal Supermarket in Sheffield, excited to read it and learn about your brother and uncle."
Dale speaks to 6th graders...
Dale talks about his "Million Dollar Experience" on Veterans day 2013.
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May 16, 2014, Local author spoke with 6th grade students about his military experiences and his upcoming published book.

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The Million Dollar Experience continues...
June 26, 2014 Dale meets Sonny Richardson for the first time at Sonny's home in Indiana.  They talked about their experiences and Sonny says it was more than a million dollar experience.  He said it was at least two or three million.  Sonny told Dale more details about fighting the fire in Sasebo.  Sonny is mentioned on pages 68, 101, and 187
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Dale Speaks at the Memorial Day Parade
May 26, 2014 Dale talks at the Lodi WI Memorial Day parade.
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Dale spoke at the Lodi Optimist Club..
July 30, 2014, Dale talked for about 30 minutes to the Optimist Club about how his book came to be.  He told them a few stories in the book.
Dale reunites with high school classmate...
August 3, 2014, Dale met with Cary Standard and his wife Joann for the first time in almost 30 years. They reminisced about school days and their military service in Vietnam. They caught up on each others lives over the past 30 years.  It turns out they have a common connection as they both had become salesman.  They signed each others copy of "Million Dollar Experience".  Cary is mentioned on page 6.
Allan Ebell stops by Dale's house...
August 11, 2014, Allan Ebell, who now resided in Virginia, stopped by Dales house.  They had not seen each other since June 1967.  They talked about old times.  They caught up on each others families and common friends.  It turns out they have a common connection as they both were salesman in civilian life.  They signed each others copy of "Million Dollar Experience" and saluted each other as they parted.  Allan is mentioned on page 25, 28, 184.
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Million Dollar Experience now available...
August 28, 2014, The owner, Bret Esse, of the Portage WWII History Museum, has "Million Dollar Experience" available at the front desk.
Dale reunites with USS Kearsarge shipmates...
September 1, 2014, Dale met with OE division shipmates Bruce Nelson (Maine), Barry Rittle (Pennsylvania), and Bill Hollywood (Alaska) in San Diego, CA. at the USS Kearsarge Association reunion.  They signed each others copies of "Million Dollar Experience".  Barry is mentioned on page 76 and 187.  Bills photos are on pages 142 and 148.
Dale speaks at Lodi grade school
Dale meets author Louise Elosa
September 4, 2014, Dale met with Louise Elosa, the author of the newly released book, "American Boys."  Her book is about a disaster at sea involving the loss of the ship, USS Frank E. Evans and 74 of its crew.  The incident is mentioned in "Million Dollar Experience" on pages 142 to 145.  She and Dale both signed and exchanged books.
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Dale speaks at the Lodi WI grade school
November 6, 2014, Dale talked to the sixth grade class about his book and his experiences in the Navy for veterans day.
Dale speaks at Bureau Valley High School
November 11, 2014, Dale talked to the the faculty, students and local veterans about his book and positive aspects of being in the Navy.
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"So very eloquent, Dale."
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Million Dollar Experience now available...
March 4, 2015, The Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison, Wisconsin now has "Million Dollar Experience" available in the gift shop.
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Dale speaks at the Lodi WI grade school
November 12, 2015, Dale talked to the sixth grade class about his book and his experiences in the Navy for veterans day.
Dale promotes "Million Dollar Experience" at Pearl Harbor
January  12, 2016, Dale met with the gift shop manager's of the USS Bowfin and the USS Arizona to put his book in their shops.  He visited with other authors of WWII books and passed out his cards to many visitors.
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