From the office of Scott Mitnick, County Administrator
Sutter County Road Department employee Dann Spear, who even before he retired started the Museum of Forgotten Warriors, passed away last week.
Dann’s contribution to the memories and appreciation of the service of our military was well earned. His museum grew bigger every year, and it appears local veterans will not let the effort end with Dann’s death.
Many at the County will miss him. We were reminded that Dann was assigned during the 1997 flood fight and evacuation to carry around a video camera to record events, including damage. Below is a short video with some of the images Dann captured as part of a team assigned to assess the damage in real time.
Note at the end of the video the group of emus that blocked his path temporarily on the levee. It was a story Dann loved to tell.