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Memorial Day parade co-organizer won’t slow efforts backing veterans’ causes
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Former American Legion Post 7 Commander Dave Dellinger is organizing this year's Memorial Day parade in Gainesville. The parade promises to be bigger than ever with spectators getting well over an hour of entertainment. - photo by Scott Rogers
Dave Dellinger didn’t want to be just another bad statistic. After leaving Delta Air Lines in 1996, he noticed a poll that said one-third of pilots died within one year of retirement. They went from being globetrotters to couch potatoes.