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Thousands bid farewell to the 'go-to guy' of Ladder 25

Firefighter remembered for his sincerity, charm

By David Abel
Globe Staff / September 8, 2007

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After the roar of the preacher's sermon, after firefighters handed his mother a medal and one of his sons his black helmet, after a fire bell clanged in his honor, eight of Warren J. Payne's crewmembers carried his casket outside the church in Dorchester where thousands of men in dark suits and white gloves stood beneath a bright sun in ... (Full article: 931 words)

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