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A Fireman Died Tonight
by William Manchee

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

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A Fireman Died Tonight

I heard it on the news
And sadness filled my heart
Dallas’ first in fifteen years
A fireman died tonight

His Station 26 was manned
So to 33 they sent this devoted man
The victim of a vicious twist of fate
A Fireman died tonight

Three alarms, then four and five
Fire raged and wanted more
Fire trucks and men at war
A fireman died tonight

Lined up before a wall
They heard a deafening crack
And, in horror, saw the wall collapse
A fireman died tonight

A widow and five children mourn
Their husband and father lost
And wonder why the Lord chose this day
A fireman died tonight

Vincent Davis, a Dallas fireman died Monday, February 11, 2002 fighting a fire at the Creekside Apartments

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Reviewed by stan nassano 11/24/2013
I truly do know the sound of that crack but unlike this firefighter ,I lived to fight another day.RIP brother.......
Reviewed by Jim Dunlap 5/9/2004
Very sad. Yes, firemen are some of the the true heroes of our time.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/12/2002
i remember that night...i live in burleson, 12 miles south of downtown fort worth...it was all over the news...and how i cried, because a fireman died that night. (((HUGS))) and blessings to our firefighters, and (((HUGS))) to you, for writing this moving piece...>tears < love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/12/2002
powerful write!! our firefighters all deserve our support and a big round of applause; they are TRUE heroes!! love, your friend, karen lynn. (HUGS)
Reviewed by Masarat Daud (Reader) 3/9/2002
Very sad...but your words have done justice to the feelings...very good!
Reviewed by Sharon Williamson (Reader) 2/22/2002
A fitting tribute. We should all give these wonderful people our full support for all they do to keep us safe. My thoughts and prayers to the family.
Sharon
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 2/21/2002
A beautiful and very heartfelt tribute. Thanks, Dani.
Reviewed by Victoria Murray 2/17/2002
This was very moving William. Thank you for the tribuite.
Victoria
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 2/17/2002
William,
Being from Dallas, I saw this on the news. Thanks for the tribute to a brave man. Janet
Reviewed by Tiana 2/17/2002
This is so sad... so very unfortunate...
Thank you for your comment on my poem too.
Aloha,
Tiana
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