Veteran Fireman featured and Carl Gentry's history in fire dept. mentioned Corpus Christi 6 Feb 1957

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 - *·» ·* i." * Carlisle Finishes His 20th Year...
*·» ·* i." * Carlisle Finishes His 20th Year Veteran Fireman Hitched Rides On Trucks When Only 10 Years Fire Chief John G. Carlisle, who, Following his cavalry career, JOHN C. CARLISLE , . set sights when only 10 MAINLY ABOUT PEOPLE developed a boyhood interest in fire fighting that has lasted a lifetime, this week completed his 20th year of service in the city lire division. The chief wa^ to be presented a 20-year certificate by trustees of the Firemen's Relief and Retirement Retirement System at the City Council meeting this afternoon. Carlisle completed his second -.decade of service Monday. He I began his active career Feb. 4, J1937, and worked - his' way up i through the ranks to his present post. Rode Trucks at 10 Carlisle first exhibited his in- Carlisle joined the fire division and served as a fire fighter until until he was appointed a captain in 1942. He was named first assistant assistant fire chief May 9, 1946, and was appointed chief July 9 of the same year. He was granted military leave to serve with the Coast Guard World War II. With almost 11 years as chief, Carlisle has the second longest tenure in the post. Only the late Ed Shoemaker served longer. Shoemaker served as chief in the day s when the division Fidel R. Quinones,' Jr., son of terest in fire fighting at the age. of 10 when he began visiting dty| on a volunt eer basis and after j _ _ . ? - . _ _ 11 _;* i _ L i ? i - » i ^_ ~ - - i » Mr. and Mrs. Fidel Quinones, on fire trucks. 2618 Brennan, and D a v i d L. Brown, 2534 M a r g u e r i t e , are fire stations and hitching rides .scheduled to complete 12 weeks of recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at San Diego, Calif., Thursday. The experiences apparently had Airman apprentice Joseph L. Perez, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Perez, 3612 Kojo Court, is serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier Hear- sarge which is scheduled to leave Bremerton, Wash., Feb. 15 a f t e r being overhauled and modernized with angled deck and other innovations. Airman Lee W. Hollen, son of Troy M. H o l l e n , 5513 South Staples, is Serving with Fleet Aircraft Service Squadron 110 at the North Island Naval Air Station Station at San Diego, Calif. The squadron supports patrol units flying -the- Martin Marlin seaplane. seaplane. Also on duty at North Island Island NAS is another Corpus Christian, Christian, William R. Frye,» molder first class. He is assigned to the station rather than to a squadron. squadron. Two local sailors are aboard the rader picket destroyer Southerland serving with the a distinct value, for today Carlisle Carlisle says: "I learned from the old timers. 1 ' The chief first was offered a position in the department when he was 18 but he was three years under the age limit and signed up for a three-year hitch in the U. S. Cavalry. Prior to his military service, he had worked as a newsboy, Wester Union messenger, oil field worker, longshoreman, truck driver and at various other jobs. Captain in 1942 the city established a paid department department in 1914. Carlisle is the fifth paid fire chief in the city's history. He preceded by Shoemaker, the laf'e William H. Anderson, Hugh Brinkley, Brinkley, now a member of the fire department, and Hampton Prator, who retired from the I Dallas fire department and now! ft e relives on a ranch in North Education Secretaries Plan Mexican Supper The Coastal Educational Secretaries Secretaries Association will sponsor a Mexican supper at Ray School Cafeteria from 5:30 to 8 p.m..tomorrow p.m..tomorrow to raise money to send area delegates to a state convention convention in Amarillo next April, Mrs. Howard Sands, publicity chairman, chairman, announced. Tickets are ?1 for adults and 50 cents for children under 12 years old. The public is invited. Seventh 20-Year-Man With Carlisle's receipt of a 20- year certificate, he becomes the seventh to be so honored since the relief and retirement system was established about 10 years ago. Of the seven, Carlisle, assistant Chief Tom Gauldin, District Chief Andy Hughes and Captains Roy Gorki!/ and Carl Gentry are still on active duty. The other two, former Assistant Chief Roy Trammell Trammell and fireman R. L. Glenn, are now retired. Hughes is approaching his 30th year in the division and Gentry 3 has passed the 28-year markj^^ts Gentry also has set an enviable record for not missing a day' of work in the first 20 years of career.

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 06 Feb 1957, Wed,
  3. Page 16

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