Bedford Women's Club to recognize Air Force veteran Dieter
Recognition will take place at the annual tree-lighting ceremony conducted by the women's club at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Dieter joined the U.S. Air Force in April, 1950 at the age of 17.
In June, 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. After Air Force Radio Intercept Operator Training, Dieter was assigned to Japan in July 1951. His radio organization operated in Japan and Korea during the Korean Conflict.
After pursuing training at a radio technical college, Dieter was able to join a small computer company in California. He joined the Digital Equipment Company, Maynard, Mass., in 1967 and moved to Bedford in the fall of 1977. He retired from DEC in 1992.
When his son David started in Boy Scouts 43 years ago, Dieter became active in a Massachusetts troop.
He was Scoutmaster in 1992. He is still active with camping and mentoring mostly Eagle Scouts as they learn to lead through the development of a service project.
The couple are the parents of Susan and David.
He is assistant moderator of state and town elections and a member of the Bedford Presbyterian Church.
For further information about the tree lighting, contact Nancy Herper at 471-0892.