Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Letters to the Editor

April 19, 2013

Letters to the Editor 4/20/13

In tribute

To the Editor: Perry Calvin was a member of the Navarro County 4-H, and a friend of our family. I watched him become a young man; and while there were times he had a difficult time growing up I never doubted his heart. He cared about people. There were times I didn’t even think the boy knew what physical pain was or that some injuries to his body might stay with him in years to come. He was always full steam ahead.

If there were any first responders in West that knew of the potential fatal power that fighting a fire at the fertilizer plant could hold, it was Perry. He worked for me when the Oklahoma bombing occurred and we talked at length on the chemical composite of the device. We also discussed the Texas City tragedy; again, a fertilizer explosion. Perry, for those who didn’t know him, had an extensive agricultural background. He was just in West for EMT training, but I know he didn’t hesitate when the call came for the volunteer firefighter to race to the site.

I don’t know if medals are presented to volunteer firefighters, but for myself and my family he will always be remembered as a hero. He knew the danger, and I am sure he felt fear, but he went anyway. Perry knew he might lose his life but he also knew what he was fighting for. To save the people of West, Texas.

Perry was a son, brother, husband, father and friend. May he and his family be remembered in our prayers, and his heroic actions appreciated.


Mrs. Susan M. Loftis


Navarro Regional Hospital

To the Editor: In 2004, my husband and I moved to the Pursley Community from Phoenix, Ariz., settling on property that formerly belonged to my great-grandparents, Henry and Rebekah Pursley.

When making the decision to move, I worried that we were leaving an area with state-of-the-art medical care provided by organizations such as the Mayo Clinic and Banner Health System and had no idea what was in store for us once we relocated.

Since settling here, my husband and I have had occasion to visit a number of physicians associated with Navarro Regional Hospital. To date, we have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Ronald Rodriguez, Dr. Oswald Binford, Dr. Eron Crouch, Dr. Shahzad Syed, Dr. Tiffany Gebel, and Dr. Matthew Branch. It has been necessary for me to be hospitalized and to have surgical procedures performed on more than one occasion.

I have never written a Letter to the Editor before today, but I wanted to share our experiences with our neighbors and those individuals in nearby communities. To date we have had nothing but positive encounters with these physicians and their respective staffs.

In addition, the Emergency Department physicians that we have encountered, the outpatient surgery and in-hospital nursing staffs, the nurse anesthetists, respiratory therapists, laboratory technicians, and radiology technicians have been great. Each person has been professional, understanding, and compassionate.

Although these individuals could have chosen to live and practice in a more heavily populated area, each of them has made a decision to settle in or near Corsicana, making the community in which we live a better place—and for that, we are forever grateful.

With sincerest thanks,

Barbara (Mahoney) Aehlert and Dean Aehlert

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