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    Posted November 11, 2013 by
    gallatin, Tennessee
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Looking for loved ones in the Philippines

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     William Talley is looking for his wife, Rose Minguel Talley, and their child, Wilrose, who live on the island of Tubabao in the town of Guiuan, Philippines. He last spoke with them on November 2. He is currently in Gallatin, Tennessee, awaiting knee surgery, but is eager to return to the Philippines. "I want to find my wife and child and am willing to put my boots on ground, and go there to do so," said Talley, a retired U.S. Forestry wildland firefighter. "I want to be there and aid in the relief efforts. Using the skills I possess to help injured, lost, and homeless; as well as establish communications so that many can be informed of the well-being of their families, who are displaced in outlying areas. I need to be there for my family as well and will do all I can to make sure this happens."

    His story was featured on CNN here.
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    i am a amarican man who has a wife and child on the island outside of guiuan proper i just returned to states for surgery on my knee as i crashed motorcycle in salciedo last year my wife rosa minguel talley and child wilrose ysabell talley are missing i am in united states trying all i know to get proof of life from them i am a retired us forestry firefighter and have quite a lot of experience in dealing with situations and disasters such as this i want to run there and help but i am sure without medias or relif organization i couldn't get in to help i possess a rare skill set to rebuild and manage emergency situations logistics even airdrops swell as ordering and managing supplies i want to go to help others who feel my plight to keep them from suffering as i am by not knowing i even have first aid and rescue training i hate sitting on my hands and not using my talents and skills i want to go to help me find out about my family and others as well in my situation
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