It’s a small world

Shawn Patch
From left: Shawn Patch, General Semonite holding “Local History,” and Jasmine Heckman, Shawn’s co-worker. Photo provided

DALLAS – Ron Patch’s son, Shawn Patch, is an archaeologist with New South Associates in Greensboro, N.C. Last week in Dallas, Texas, there was held The Society for American Military Engineers Small Business Conference. This was a show where vendors could exhibit products or services that might interest military leaders from all branches of the service.

At this show, Shawn met General Todd T. Semonite. The general is a native of Bellows Falls. General Semonite is the Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Shawn had a copy of Ron’s “Local History” book and presented it to the general. The general’s parents ran Farr Garage on Tuttle Street in Bellows Falls for many years. It is a small world.

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