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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Todd Reighley heads to Iraq

Todd Reighley, one of my brothers from recruit school, has decided to head out to the desert to fight fires and get paid 4 times our salary here during a war, in a hostile environment. Todd was hired in March of 1999 with recruit school 15. There aren't many of us left from that class, and Todd will be welcomed back at the end of his year long tour, providing he wants to come back. Todd has been the Lt. on Ladder 7 for the past 3-4 years. Todd runs a blog The Life of Reighley, I am not sure if he plans on keeping it updated or not while he is gone. We wish Todd the best, and a safe 365 nights under the Iraqi skies. God Bless.


Todd emailed this to the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department:

As most of you by now know, I am heading to Iraq as a civilian contract firefighter. I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you and that it has been a pleasure working w/ each and everyone of you. My last day on duty with our department is today Dec. 16th. I will be around however through the Christmas Holidays. I deploy to Houston TX Jan. 8th, for a week and then fly to Dubi Saudi Arabia the following Monday the 15th. I do not know what military base I will be working on until I am in Iraq and will be stationed overseas for 1 year. For those who wish to keep in touch with me my yahoo email address will remain in use. Merry Christmas to you and your families.

Todd Reighley
tareighley@yahoo.com

1 comment:

Heather Flanagan said...

Here is a video about firefighters being called to a building that had burned to the ground 3 years ago. It was a false alarm, but brought up old feelings... http://peoplegeek.wordpress.com/2006/12/13/port-townsend-firefighters-gear-geeks-with-big-hearts/