Below is the link to the La Plata Maryland Fire Department. Sadly my Brother-in-law, a life member, passed away on Monday, at the age of 52. If you have a moment Brothers and Sisters please go to the link and read about the accomplishments of William Earl Shughart! Earl was also a member of VATF1 and worked at the Pentagon after 9/11. Earl was deployed around the world with the Task Force, working as a heavy rigging specialist. While to my wife and I, he was just "Pud," He was a Fireman's Fireman and a role model, to firefighters new and old. Please keep our family, his daughters, grandchildren, Mother, Sister, Brother, nieces and his baby sister, my wife, in your thoughts and prayers in this coming week. Cherish everyday and hug your family often! Rest easy Earl, you dun good! We have it from here! God Bless!