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A Fireman Died Tonight
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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
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
Very sad. Yes, firemen are some of the the true heroes of our time.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
i remember that night...i live in burleson, 12 miles south of downtown fort 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
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)
Very sad...but your words have done justice to the feelings...very good!
Reviewed by Sharon Williamson (Reader)
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.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
A beautiful and very heartfelt tribute. Thanks, Dani.
Reviewed by Victoria Murray
This was very moving William. Thank you for the tribuite.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
Being from Dallas, I saw this on the news. Thanks for the tribute to a brave man. Janet
Reviewed by Tiana
This is so sad... so very unfortunate...
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