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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Update on SC's Bravest and David Bishop

David Bishop and his wife are both out of surgery and doing well. They are in recovery now.

South Carolina's Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be on Friday June 22nd.

The memorial service for the "Charleston 9", Charleston Fallen Firefighters
Capt. William "Billy" Hutchinson, 48; Capt. Mike Benke, 49; Capt. Louis
Mulkey, 34; Engineer Mark Kelsey, 40; Engineer Brad Baity, 37; Assistant
Engineer Michael "Frenchie" French, 27; Firefighter James "Earl" Drayton,
56; Firefighter Brandon Thompson, 27; and Firefighter Melvin Champaign, 46,

will be held Friday at 1000 hours at the North Charleston Coliseum. If you
are planning to attend, make your travel arrangements now. Some of the
closest hotels will be in the area of the airport. When calling, advise the
hotel folks why you are in town and some may be providing special rates.

Here is a link for directions: http://www.coliseumpac.com/parking.php

If you are interested in going to the service give me a call at 540-537-8158 (cell). I am working today and will get back to you promptly if I am on a call.
Tentatively, we are looking at heading out tomorrow afternoon/evening, staying in or around Charleston tomorrow night, then coming back after the services Friday.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for what you all do and thanks for going to represent Roanoke City. What a tragic event. =(

Paul said...

As a former City of Charleston firefighter thank you all for your concern!