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Signed on July 28, 2015 at 5:49 PM
Guest Name: Bill Gaither
Rank/Title: Past Capt.(Chief) & 1st. Pres. Life Member.
Location: Sun City Center, Fl

I would like to thank the members for the invitation to the 2015 Awards Banquet Aug. 15, 2015. I have many fond memories of the banquets of many years ago.
Sorry to say I am having some health problems, and unable to travel.
My best regards to all the present Officers and member. Keep up the great work, and God bless you all !

Signed on August 13, 2014 at 1:19 PM
Guest Name: Jim Anderson
Rank/Title: life member
Location: Westminster, MD

Vic was a very important part of the squad. He took a real interest in new members. He always had a quiet word of reinforcement for everyone. He will break sorely missed.

Signed on August 12, 2014 at 10:56 AM
Guest Name: Bill Gaither
Rank/Title: Past Capt.(Chief) Life member, 1st Pres.
Location: United States

Vic was a great friend and mentor to me for many years. He was kind generous man. CCRS and Charles County will sorely miss him. May God grant him rest and comfort his family at this sad time.

Signed on August 12, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Guest Name: Bill Gaither
Location: United States

Vic was great friend and mentor for me for many years. He was a kind and generous man. CCRS and Charles County will sorely miss him. May God rest his soul and comfort his family.

Signed on August 12, 2014 at 9:57 AM
Guest Name: Jeff Brown
Rank/Title: Life Member Past chief/President
Location: Taylorsville, NC

RIP Vic Bowling. You were a great mentor to everyone at CCVRS and beyond. Sorry we can't be there for the celebration of your life.

Signed on November 21, 2013 at 7:10 AM
Guest Name: Donna Carpentieri
Location: La Plata MD

Thanks so much for attending and helping us with our father- Andrew Carroll Simpson's funeral. He was a founding member of the Rescue Squad and would have been honored to see your presence and prayers at his viewing. My sisters and I will be eternally grateful. Keep Up the good work: you are very special people to devote your time to helping others . We understand the sacrifices you make and appreciate all you do. THANK YOU!

Signed on April 03, 2013 at 4:27 PM
Guest Name: Bill Gaither
Rank/Title: Past Capt.(Chief) & 1st. Pres. Life Member.
Location: Sun City Center, Fl

Keep up the great work guys and gals. Your's is a fine organization, with a proud history and tradition!!

Signed on July 26, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Guest Name: Jeff Brown
Rank/Title: Life Member Past chief/president
Location: Taylorsville, NC

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the banquet next month.

Signed on November 09, 2011 at 1:18 PM
Guest Name: Carol O'Kelley
Location: Waldorf, MD

Bobby O'Kelley gave many hours as an Administrative Volunteer to Co 51. It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Bobby Gene O'Kelley passed away yesterday morning. There is an announcement on the Lee Funeral Home Page in Clinton, MD. Please share with others.
Link to Lee Funeral Home

I also placed the following information on Facebook to reach many of Bob's friends.

This is the memorial service announcement for my former husband and father of our two adult sons. Bobby Gene O'Kelley passed away yesterday in the early morning. I spent the night with him in the hospital and was honored that he shared his last hours on this earth with me before he began his next journey. Bob was a wonderful husband, a loving father to his sons Jeff and Chris and he adored his only grandchild, Colin. Bob nearly lost his life while on duty as a U.S. Park Police Officer 42 years ago. He became paralyzed from the neck down on that day and he thought his life was over. He was only given 2 days to live. I remember he told me that he would never be able to play baseball with his sons or do the other physical things that fathers do and thought his life as a father was finished. Well he proved the doctors wrong and went on to become an active member of his community, participating in Police Alumni activities; also an active Administrative Member of Charles County Maryland Volunteer Rescue No. 51 for many years. He proved that you do not have to walk to actively participate in the upbringing of your children. He was able to provide 42 more years of love to his sons and they to him. My sons and their father, always said "I Love You" each time they spoke on the phone and as adults they always kissed their father goodbye each and every visit. His face was where he still had normal feeling and that kiss and hug was always important to give and receive. His continued love he gave to his sons helped mold them into the wonderful men they have become and they honor their father with the way they live their life today.

Signed on November 07, 2011 at 11:00 AM
Guest Name: beth mccandless

on august 18th 2011 at 6:45pm my daughter was in an accident on rt 301 in bel alton where she was forced off the road and her car flipped several times the charles county rescue squad did a great job and because of them and the other fire houses my daughter is alive today. Thank you all for your support, caring and being there.

Signed on October 28, 2011 at 4:10 PM
Guest Name: Jeff Brown
Rank/Title: Life Member, past chief, president
Location: Taylorsville, NC

Sorry to hear of the passing of another member, Joshua Medlin. I never knew him, but it sounds like he was a great person and will be missed by all.
Keep up the good work in the community.

Signed on October 07, 2011 at 12:10 PM
Guest Name: Bill Gaither
Rank/Title: Past Pres.
Location: Sun City Center, Fl.

Hope all is well with everyone, and you are keeping up the good work.
Just thinking about the "old" guys and gals.
If anyone gets down to Fl. look me up. God Bless!

Signed on January 24, 2011 at 6:26 PM
Guest Name: Vince PudeLski
Rank/Title: Life Ran 80's & 90's
Location: Wake Forest NC

Last week I was surfing the web when I came across this site. Boy was I impressed.
However, I had to temper my excitement when I read about the passing of Susie. My belated condolences to the Spalding and CCRS families. I was very fortunate in being able to run with her in the 80's and 90's. Thinking of Susie, there were many times when I had the good fortune of running a call with her. I had a flashback to when I was a newbe in the squad and responded to a call with the "CREW", Susie driving, her dad riding shotgun, and me carrying the bags. What a sight!
You'll take care and be safe.

Signed on December 25, 2010 at 8:15 AM
Guest Name: Brett Garner
Rank/Title: 2nd Lieutenant
Web Address:
Location: Dentsville, MD

Merry Christmas from Dentsville EMS!

Signed on December 14, 2010 at 9:44 AM
Guest Name: Joel Goulet
Rank/Title: Author
Web Address:
Location: Wausau, WI

Thank you for being firefighters and keeping people safe. I applaud your service to your community. Thank you for all that you do. I’d like to let you know about some special Firefighters tribute pages on my website. I set them up to honor firefighters everywhere. If you get a chance, please check them out. Stay safe and have a great day.

Signed on October 02, 2010 at 10:49 AM
Guest Name: Chris Acosta
Rank/Title: Petty Officer 3rd Class
Location: Asia

Yes hello, I am inquiring about possibly becoming a member at your rescue squad, as I have never done it before, and would like to start sometime around Christmas, because I would love to give back to the community. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, and keep up the hard work!

My best,
HM3 C. Acosta

Signed on November 17, 2009 at 5:13 PM
Guest Name: Handy Dandy Mandy
Location: Marco Island Florida

I miss everyone so so so so much and I see that you are run on some great calls, keep up the good work and have fun. Love Mandy :)

Signed on August 31, 2009 at 6:36 PM
Guest Name: Betsy Perino
Rank/Title: CCVRS CO.51 Aide

Just wanted to send a quick note to say thanks to all of you at CO. 51 for the beautiful flowers and well wishes I recieved following my surgery. Although I am a new member of "the 51 family" all of you have in one way or another helped me through a very difficult time. I look forward to my future and training with CO. 51 and feel honored to dedicate my time and efforts to our community. You are truly an amazing group of individuals and I am proud to be a part of your team.

Betsy Perino

Signed on May 23, 2009 at 5:46 AM
Guest Name: Chris Burgess
Rank/Title: FF/EMT IV-Tech
Location: Hughesville

New units look good stay safe out there

Signed on May 06, 2009 at 11:18 AM
Guest Name: Rocky Spalding

Folks -

I cannot belive how fast the past two weeks have been. I want to say Thank You, for all of the love and support you have given to our family. Everyone helped out so much, and was right there for us. By your help, it took a lot of pressure off of the family. My brother Chuck, and I really appreciate you all for keeping a watchful eye out for mom. She really enjoys seeing everyone walking across the street to check on her.

I miss Susie so much.

Thank you again for everything.

Rocky Spalding

Signed on April 29, 2009 at 10:18 AM
Guest Name: Janice Hurtt Deller
Rank/Title: Former member - Co. 51 and Co. 2
Location: Gallup, NM (formerly of Hughesville)

My condolances to the Co. 51 and the Spaulding family on the loss of Susie. She was a kind and dedicated person and will be missed.

Signed on April 28, 2009 at 8:05 PM
Guest Name: Christy Coffey aka "Clark"
Rank/Title: Active Lifemember
Location: Chuck County

Many of us know that Susie was the baby of her family, a daddy's girl and had to have keys to everything. What many may not realize she had a big heart. Her tough exterior masked her soft interior that she did not want anyone to know about. When she would call you her friend, she would be opening her heart to you. So, what took me a long time to realize that when I would get the silent treatment and be on the "Hit List", which Susie's true friends have been ther atleast a time or two, it didn't necessarily mean that she was mad, but more hurt. But what didn't take me long to figure out was that when my cell phone would ring and it said "Mama Juggs" I knew I was off the list and it was somebody else's turn.

I knew I was in good with Susie when she started inviting me over every so often to her parents house for dinner or just to sit and talk. Then every so often turned into dinner once a week with her Uncle Paul being my date. So Susie, Charlie, Ms. Irene, Uncle Paul and I would sit around the table, they would tell me stories about my grandparents and we would enjoy each others company.

Some of my favorite memories of Susie were our trips to meetings where we would drink 6 pack on the way, go to the meeting, leave early and hit the local bar. And when she would stop by the squad with her dog, Katie, both with their "Diet Cokes". And as she would drive off she would pull her shirt down as if you were going to get a peak at the "MaMa Juggs". I also loved how Kevin Grinder would call communications the 4-1-1 center and not the 9-1-1 center when Butch Frazier and Susie would work together. He said they would start talking about one thing, finish the second thing and by the time they were on #3, he was trying to figure out what happened in the first story. (But it didn't take Grinder long to pick up their skills)

I know we all have our Susie stories, whether it was helping her with a practical joke, going on road trips, out to dinner, explaining to everyone why it was your turn on the "Hit List" or laugh at how many times she flipped you the bird as she passed you on the road. I'm sure we will keep those stories fresh in our minds, so we can keep her memory alive.

Susie, your imprint at CCRS will never be erased. Thank you for your years of dedication, loyalty and service to Company 51. We have very big shoes to fill (and bras too).

"Crusty" :)

Signed on April 28, 2009 at 2:31 AM
Guest Name: Andrew Spalding
Rank/Title: Asst. EMS Chief
Web Address:
Location: Newburg Co. 14

I just wanted to thank each and every one of you on an excellent job well done yesterday and the day before for Susie's arrangements. Everything to me was perfect and ran so nicely. I know you guys were so stressed out, but it paid off! God knows she sure has been letting us all know of her presence! HAHA, anyways, thanks again for a job well done! You guys are the best!

Signed on April 24, 2009 at 6:47 PM
Guest Name: Bill Gaither
Rank/Title: Life member, past Capt. past Pres.
Location: Sun city Center, Fl.

I have many pleasant memories of "Susie", since she was a little girl.
She was as dedicated to CCRS as any one I know, and we served together for many years.
You folks have a very honorable profession to uphold. You have lost a very valuable member, keep up the good work in her memory!



Signed on April 24, 2009 at 3:23 PM
Guest Name: Amy (Coogan) Dohmen
Rank/Title: former member
Location: Boise, Idaho

Susie you will be remembered and leave behind such a legacy.
My thoughts and prayers to her friends and family
I also remember the old days! 829-830-831. All volunteer county EMS and our low band 911 system! Seems like yesterday.
Winston running from the flower shop to drive, Was it Dave J that gave Susie her nickname? Seems like yesterday. I think that those memories and all that Susie created will be remembered and keep all of us going.
May she have found that great ambulance in the sky.

Signed on April 24, 2009 at 1:01 PM
Guest Name: Cathy Jane
Rank/Title: CO # 14 Member, Pass Chaplin/Member of CCVRS
Location: NDW

I am sorry to hear of the loss of one of our Members; Susie Spalding.
My prayers are with the Family and she will be greatly missed.
God Bless and Always be with You & Yours.

Signed on April 24, 2009 at 11:06 AM
Guest Name: Jim Anderson
Rank/Title: Life Member
Location: Westminster, MD

I am so shocked to hear of Susie's passing. I have many fond memories of days spent at her home as a friend of her brother Chuckie. I remember when she first joined the squad and what an asset she was. My prayers are with her family and also with her squad family.

Signed on April 24, 2009 at 8:15 AM
Guest Name: Sheila (Brown) Green
Rank/Title: Former Member

I am so sorry to hear about Susie's passing. My thought's and prayer's are with her family and her extended family. May she rest in peace. Everyone at CCRS continue in her honor to do the great job you do everyday. Be Safe.

Signed on April 23, 2009 at 11:42 PM
Guest Name: Mary Eanes Wright
Location: Weyers Cave, Virginia (formerly of Indian Head)

My thoughts and prayers go out to Susie's family and her family at CCVRS. I will hold dear my memories of her from my time working at the Sheriff's Office, interacting with her in Communications, as well as in my early years at IHVFDRS.

Signed on April 23, 2009 at 10:33 PM
Guest Name: Cathy Wilson

My thoughts and prayers are with the Spalding family as well as the
CCVRS family. I have known Susie since the Physician Memorial Hospital
days. She worked as an ER tech, and myself an xray tech. The days of
the Spalding, Dyson's and Murphy's. Oh what fun and memories. She now
has her wings. God Bless You All.. Cathy Murhy Wilson

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