Oklahoma City bombing first responder has special memento for survivor he has never met

  • Source: KOCO-TV ABC 5 Oklahoma City
  • Published: 07/06/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: It has been more than 26 years since the Murrah Building bombing. And a retired Guthrie firefighter is just now sharing his story with us in hopes of finding the woman behind this nameplate. As luck would have it, he happened to find two pieces of it on separate days. And he knew one day he’d give it back to the woman if she survived. “I’m proud to have been a Guthrie firefighter,” Wesley Whitehorn said. What began as a normal day for Whitehorn would turn out to be one of the most significant of his life. “I was working on my lawnmower early that morning and my house shook like an earthquake,” he said. “The Murrah Building bombing was one of the biggest things in my career -- that's happened besides delivering babies,” he said. The explosion shook Oklahoma and the nation to the core. “My phone rings. It was the fire department. ‘A bomb went off. Are you going?’ I picked up my gear, blood is pumping, lights and sirens all the way.


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