Townsend honored

By: KXII-Staff Email
By: KXII-Staff Email

Fallen Denison firefighter Phillip Townsend will be among 87 men and women nationally honored for their sacrifices. Townsend died from injuries he received fighting a fire at a Denison business December 30th, 2006. He was 31 years old.

He, along with first responders from 32 other states, will be recognized at the National Tribute on October 7th at the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. This will be the 26th annual national memorial service sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.


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  • by Stormy Townsend-Sparks Location: Mt. Vernon, TX on Oct 1, 2007 at 07:46 AM
    I am very proud of my big brother. I know that my parents are very proud of him also. Phillip being honored is showing his 3 boys that he was a great, dedicated, and honorable person. I just hope that in years to come that we can all remember Phillip as the man he was. We still miss you each and everyday.
  • by Casey Location: Denison on Sep 28, 2007 at 09:08 AM
    i Live in the same town as Mr. Townsend and i was just so amazed and Happy to see all the support and honor this BRAVE young man was given after the tragidy that took him away from his loved ones!!! Firefighter and Soldiers risk there lives for us everyday and dont think twice about it and i hope they know how much we truely appriciate there dedication to this country!! I am very sorry for the family Mr. Townsends i know how hard it must be my brother was a very dear friend of Phillip and had nothing but good things to say about him he was a Fine young man and i bet his parents are mighty proud of him!!!!
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