The Ottumwa Courier


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Joe Torrillo jokes with attendees of the Diversity Conference Friday at Indian Hills Community College. Torrillo was one of the keynote speakers of the event and talked about his experience as a firefighter responding to the scene of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. He is now retired and travels the country telling his story and is working to resurrect patriotism and mentor adolescents. The attendees of the conference met with Torrillo during lunch to thank him for his service and to take photos with him.

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