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List of firefighters who died in Arizona wildfire

July 1, 2013, at 8:34 p.m.
By Reuters

A wind-whipped wildfire killed 19 of the 20 members of a squad of firefighters in Arizona on Sunday in the worst U.S. wildland firefighting tragedy in 80 years.

Authorities on Monday identified the fallen firefighters and a procession of white vans trailed by two flag-draped firetrucks carried their bodies through Phoenix.

Andrew Ashcraft, 29

Robert Caldwell, 23

Travis Carter, 31

Dustin Deford, 24

Christopher MacKenzie, 30

Eric Marsh, 43

Grant McKee, 21

Sean Misner, 26

Scott Norris, 28

Wade Parker, 22

John Percin, 24

Anthony Rose, 23

Jesse Steed, 36

Joe Thurston, 32

Travis Turbyfill, 27

William Warneke, 25

Clayton Whitted, 28

Kevin Woyjeck, 21

Garret Zuppiger, 27

This is a quote from “The West Wing” — 20 Hours in America: Part I (TV episode 2002)

The streets of Heaven are too crowded with angels tonight. They’re our students and our teachers and our parents and our friends. The streets of Heaven are too crowded with angels. But every time we think we’ve measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we’re reminded that that capacity may well be limitless. This is a time for American heroes. We will do what is hard; we will achieve what is great. This is a time for American heroes, and we reach for the stars. God bless their memory, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.

I was trying to find a song to remember these men and what they gave and I found this one by The Williams Brothers… “Can’t Cry Hard Enough“.

 

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