North Carolina Firefighters to be Honored at National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

The 38th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service will be held in Emmitsburg, MD, on Sunday, October 6, 2019, to honor 92 firefighters who died in the line of duty in 2018 and 27 firefighters who died in the line of duty in previous years.

The North Carolina firefighters being honored are:

Michael Gene Goodnight
West Liberty VFD
Died 2018

Jeffrey Newton Holden
Orange Rural FD
Died 2019

Michael Eric “Bubba” Pennell
Central Alexander FD
Died 2017

Romulus S. “Tony” Spencer III
Englehard FD
Died 2018

William Perry Willis
Asheville FD
Died 2018

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