Houston Fire Captain Bill Dowling lost both legs and suffered brain damage in last year's massive motel fire which killed four of his colleagues. Now the community has sent him to San Diego to see his son graduate from the Marine Corps boot camp.
Ken Redding at the Katy Fire Department is credited with getting the ball rolling on sending “Iron Bill” to San Diego.
“I got the jet donated from George Bishop with GeoSouthern Energy, spa treatment for Jackie through the zoo, and San Diego Sea World for the whole family to go to through Wounded Warrior Project,” Redding told KTRH.
San Diego firefighters also have stepped in to drive the Dowlings anywhere they need to go.
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