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About Brian L. Wallin

Brian L. Wallin is a 1965 graduate of Stonehill College, and earned his master’s degree in 1968 from American International College. He retired in 2009 as Vice President of Kent Hospital in Warwick, RI where he remains active on several hospital committees. He has held appointments in numerous civic and professional organizations. He is a past president of the New England Society for Healthcare Communications and of the North Kingstown (RI) Rotary Club. He has been a member of the Varnum Armory & Varnum House Museums since 2008 and was named a trustee in 2013. Married in 1968, he and his wife Gail have one son and two grandsons. Brian is an avid guitarist, model railroader and marine model builder. He continues to do free-lance commercial and documentary voice-over narrations.
Latest Posts | By Brian L. Wallin
Walter Massie, a Remarkable Wireless Radio Pioneer
5 months ago

Walter Massie, a Remarkable Wireless Radio Pioneer

Wrapped in a blanket, a lone radio operator sat huddled in his chair on the second floor of the Massie Wireless Telegraph station at Point Judith, Rhode Island, located in …
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Kady Brownell: A Civil War Vivandiere
9 months ago

Kady Brownell: A Civil War Vivandiere

While women today serve in front-line duties, it was not an accepted practice in the past. However, in the Civil War, there are some stories, some legitimate and others questionable, …
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A German U-Boat in Newport Harbor During World War I
1 year ago

A German U-Boat in Newport Harbor During World War I

Many Rhode Islanders are familiar with the sinking of the German submarine U-853 off Block Island in May of 1945 in the waning days of World War II. But U-boats …
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Edson F. Gallaudet – A Rhode Island Aircraft Pioneer
2 years ago

Edson F. Gallaudet – A Rhode Island Aircraft Pioneer

One chilly day in November 1917 the air over Rhode Island’s Greenwich Bay resounded with the then unusual roar of an aircraft engine. A graceful seaplane rose from the water …
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The Tragic 1925 Sinking of the Submarine USS S-51
2 years ago

The Tragic 1925 Sinking of the Submarine USS S-51

Submarines carry a unique danger and mystique to their volunteer crews. In the early days of submarine technology, if a sub ran into trouble, it usually meant a one-way trip …
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