August 12, 2010
Jimmie Robinson, Survivor, interview on Pittsburgh radio KDKA Sept 4, 2010
On Saturday, September 4, 2010 at 7am EST David M. Brown, co-author of Gone at 3:17, will be on the Rob Pratte Show on Pittsburgh's KDKA Radio 1020AM (www.kdkaradio.com) interviewing (by phone) a New London explosion survivor, Jimmie Jordon Robinson.
Jimmie Jordon was an 8-year-old third-grader attending classes at the grammar school adjacent to the Jr./Sr. high school. She always went to meet her sister Elsie, 11, at the high school so they could go home together. They were inseparable. Jimmie was standing at the doorway to Elsie's classroom when the building exploded.
This is one of the most heartwarming survival stories that took place in the midst of the worst school disaster in history, and Jimmie , now 81, retells it as if it happened yesterday.