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.