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  • Fort Wayne Fireman Thomas "Jack" Burtnette with William H. "Billy" Crothers. Billy was stricken with polio at the age of eight years old, a special group of Fort Wayne Firemen cared for Billy until he passed away at the age of twenty-four years old. These firemen serviced his Iron Lung all the years he was confined to it. They were Billy's Buddies. No date.