Youngsville North Carolina
Monday, September 11, 2017 10:22 PM
I was a student in Tommy's sister Joanne Gross' first kindergarten class at Montgomery Elementary in 1992. I ran into her shortly after 9/11 when she was running a shoe shop in Pine Bush NY. After finding out that I am a fireman, she gave me a remembrance card with Tommy's photo on it. That card has ridden with me for years in my turnouts on many fires, rescues, and other incidents. I always thought it was cool to have Tommy riding with me on every call. I think of her and his sacrifice every 9/11.
Assistant Fire Chief
Youngsville Fire Department