Wilburn Joseph Wilkinson

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BFD Picturess

Enjoyed your pictures of BFD. My grandfather was Austin J. Manuel. He was First Asst. Fire Chief in 1965, at the time of his death ( Aug 16 th ). He & Hart Burwick
were going to lunch & stopped for a train. My grandfather suffered a massive carinary & died there. In his time he was the youngest Captain ever at the BFD. He also went to Detroit & purchased one of the earliest motorized fire trucks. I have a couple of the old rolled group pictures like yours. Also Pete Shelton is my Godfather. I'm sure our grandfathers were friends for many years.

Sincerely
Austin Fontenot

Posted by Austin Fontenot (not verified) on 11 August 2011 - 12:36pm