Nineteen Granite Mountain Hotshots perished fighting the Yarnell Hill fire. Anderson reports on who these brave young men were.
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Beautifully written, Tammy. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
I want to thank you Anderson for reporting on out young men who were lost. My son was Sean Misner, 4th generation fire fighter. Sean's dream was to follow in his great grandfather, grand father, uncle's and cousin's footsteps, which happened when he was hired on to the Granite Hills Hot shot crew. He was so happy all his dream were coming true, beautiful wife pregnant with their first child, (a boy, whom is named Jaxson Herbert) and his dream career. His Grandfather, Herbert C. McElwee was retired Fire Chief from Montecito Cal., his uncle's Tim McElwee retired fire Training Chief from Prescott Az., Uncle Terry McElwee Operations Chief Montecito ca, and cousin Travis Engineer Prescott AZ. Sean was very proud of them and was so excited to join in the family tradition of firefighters.