Houston firefighters applaud as Capt. Bill Dowling is released from the hospital Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Houston. Dowling has been hospitalized since a deadly motel fire, that also claimed the lives of four of his comrades, on May 31. It was the deadliest day in the department’s 118-year history. Dowling rode home in HFD Engine 68.
This hero is finally on his way home!