A Different Kind Of Fight

Former Springdale Firefighter Raises Cancer Issue

Posted: November 18, 2012 at 5 a.m.

Bud Planchon, a retired fire captain, sits in his home Tuesday in Fayetteville. Planchon retired from the Springdale Fire Department in August 2011 after more than 24 years with the department.

To the eye, Harold W. “Bud” Planchon of Fayetteville lacks hair and his skin seems a little dry. Inside, three-fourths of his liver and about 4 feet worth of intestine are gone.

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Sad and outrageous that people who risk their lives for the community or the nation are left to blow in the wind.
The same thing happened to the Atomic Veterans (WWII), the Vietnam vets suffering from Agent Orange, the Gulf War vets, and current vets with head wounds and PTSD.

Posted by: Coralie

November 18, 2012 at 4:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

im praying for you and this fight ,i hope you win both, i also am fighting colon cancer, and winning,,good luck,,.,

Posted by: onlyme

November 19, 2012 at 12:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )