The names of 17 former firefighters will be added to the 227 already listed on the two-year-old Memorial on the grounds of the world-renown Brayton Fireman Training Field in College Station, Texas.
TEEX, a member of The Texas A&M University System, will honor those who have instructed at its annual fire schools over the past 73 years and have passed away, by inscribing their names on the granite walls of the memorial.
A brief ceremony to honor the new names being added to the wall will take place at the Memorial on Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at 11:45am.
“These guest instructors donated their time and talent to build the fire service in Texas. It is fitting that we pay tribute to these outstanding individuals and honor them for their lasting contributions. Our fire service is better because of them,” said G. Kemble Bennett, TEEX Director and Associate Vice Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System.
The memorial was designed by students in Texas A&M University’s College of Architecture to recognize deceased guest instructors who contributed at least 10 years of service during the annual schools and who made significant contributions to the fire service.
2002 honorees are:
Walter “Lee” Fort;
C. C. Hedges;
James Bland, Jr.;
E. C. Summer;
J. C. Swadley, Jr.;
D. D. Day;
R. L. Barnett;
Jack W. Gentry; and
Paul E. Duckworth.