Dedication of
Easy Company Fire Station 3
McKinney, TX - August 10, 2002

On August 10, 2002, McKinney, TX Fire Station 3 held an open house
and dedication to the men of Easy Company, 506th PIR, WWII.

photos from Sergio Troiani
(McKinney, TX Fire Fighter)

Dedication Guests
Standing in the fire engine bay, (L-R): Chris Langlois
[grandson of T/4 Eugene Roe, Sr. (Medic, E Co, 2nd, 506th PIR)];
Easy Company veterans Ralph Spina (Medic), Denver
"Bull" Randleman, and J. B. Stokes; Sergio Troiani,
and his daughter Marissa Troiani.

Congressman Sam Johnson
Speakers for the dedication included (L-R): McKinney Fire Chief Mark Wallace,
who presented the three Easy Company veterans with dedication plaques; McKinney
Mayor Don Dozier
; and (at microphone) Texas Congressman Sam Johnson, who, as
a USAF colonel, was held captive in Vietnam for 7 years.

Pushing the Fire Engine
photo from Chris Langlois
Cermonially pushing the 52,000-pound Aerial Ladder Fire Engine back into the bay are
(L-R): Congressman Sam Johnson; Ralph Spina; J. B. Stokes; District III City
Councilman Gabe Nesbitt; District I City Councilwoman Gilda Garza;
Denver "Bull" Randleman;
and Fire Chief Mark Wallace.

This is a very old firehouse tradition, and it is considered a great honor to be the person
pushing the apparatus into the bay. Back in the days before mechanized equipment, the
old steamer pumps were horse-drawn. When a station received new equipment, there
would be a station dedication where the equipment would be backed into the station for
the first time. Since horses had a hard time going backwards when hooked up to a
steamer pumper, the equipment was pushed in, and so the tradition continues.

Fire Station 3 Logo

This Fire Station 3 logo is painted on one of the walls of the engine bay.

October, 2002

Chris Langlois
Chris Langlois [grandson of T/4 Eugene Roe, Sr. (Medic, E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR)] brought the
Sink Grail by the Fire Station after the 2002 E Company, 2nd Battalion 506th Reunion and
before he shipped the Grail back to the Republic of Korea. Chris was the one who took
the initiative to secure the Grail as a surprise for those attending the Easy Company Reunion
in Phoenix.

Troiani and Cook

Holding the Sink Grail are (L-R): Fire Fighter Sergio Troiani and Fire Station Captain Cook.

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