Dayton area resident shared stories of survival as part of the Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions recorded at the Dayton Metro Library. Dion Green is pictured. Green's home was badly damaged in the Memorial Day tornadoes. Weeks later, his father, Derrick Fudge, died in his arms in the Oregon District mass shooting.
Photo: Submitted
Photo: Submitted

Dayton Strong Stories: His father died in his arms during the Oregon District mass shooting 

Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions

His house was battered in the worst of the Memorial Day tornadoes, but a far more crushing storm slammed into Dion Green’s life just weeks later. 

Green’s dad and right-hand man Derrick Fudge died in his arms in the heart of Dayton on Aug. 4.

Now Green is spreading a message he hopes will improve the world. Listen to Dion’s story here: 

>> PODCAST: Struggle, survival and strength: Dayton shares stories from year of terror

This audio recording is part of a partnership between Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV, Dayton.com and WHIO Radio designed to share stories of survival, struggle and strength. 

>> Dion Green on pain, grief and fighting through darkness after Dayton mass shooting and tornadoes

Miami Valley residents shared personal stories about their experiences during the Oregon District mass shooting, Memorial Day tornadoes and other 2019 tragedies with Dayton Daily News reporters Cornelius Frolik and Amelia Robinson. 

>> HEAR MORE STORIES IN THIS SERIES

Dayton area resident shared stories of survival as part of the Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions recorded at the Dayton Metro Library. Dayton's talked about the Oregon District mass shooting and the Memorial Day tornadoes.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

The sessions were recorded at the Dayton Metro Library’s downtown branch. Some will be featured as part of an upcoming WHIO-TV special.

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