Heroes without capes

Name of Hero: John Thompson & Doyle Yell

Hero City: Elk City, Oklahoma

Submitted by: Sherry

My dad, Doyle, was an Oklahoma City fireman from 1963 until his retirement. As a child, I did not realize how stressful his job was. I was so proud of him. Unfortunately he lost his life at the age of 58. He had a rare blood disorder that was associated with chemicals they used to put out fires in the 60’s. I miss him everyday. I also appreciate my husband, John, that is a current firefighter/paramedic. He loves his job and is amazing. I think these men are overlooked and under appreciated. Thanks so much to all emergency responders! God bless you.

1 reply
  1. Eric Thompson says:

    I am a volunteer Firefighter in Mullica Hill, NJ. I love my job as well. i am very honored to be a firefighter with no pay. i love helping others.

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