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Joplin, Mo., August 10, 2011 -- Jay Tarter, his wife, Luci, their daughters, Emily (far left) and Elizabeth (far right) share an emotional moment at the "I AM JOPLIN" event, a back-to-school gathering attended by thousands of school-aged children and their parents at Missouri Southern State University. Jay Tarter, a firefighter/paramedic, and Luci Tarter, a nurse, volunteered from day one of the tornado in search and rescue teams. Elissa Jun/FEMA
Joplin, Mo., August 10, 2011 -- Jay Tarter, his wife, Luci, their daughters, Emily (far left) and Elizabeth (far right) share an emotional moment at the "I AM JOPLIN" event, a back-to-school gathering attended by thousands of school-aged children and their parents at Missouri Southern State University. Jay Tarter, a firefighter/paramedic, and Luci Tarter, a nurse, volunteered from day one of the tornado in search and rescue teams. Elissa Jun/FEMA - Location: Joplin, MO
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