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  • Chaplain introduces president to grieving families in West, Texas

    April 29 2013 by Keith Collier, SWBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Chaplain introduces president to grieving families in West, Texas

    Less than 24 hours after a fertilizer plant exploded in the central Texas town of West, Fire Chaplain John Babler arrived on the scene and helped emergency crews remove the remains of fallen first responders from the blast zone. A week later, as Co-Incident Commander for the Texas Line of Duty Death (LODD) Task Force, Babler introduced President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama to the families of the 12 fallen firefighters and EMS workers following the April 25 memorial service at Baylor University’s Ferrell Center.

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  • Chaplains comfort families after Texas blast

    April 19 2013 by Jerry Pierce, Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    Seven chaplains from the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) are working with emergency responders and victims’ families following a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas, in the central part of the state.

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