List of Hotshot crew members killed i...

List of Hotshot crew members killed in Ariz. fire

There are 57 comments on the The Kansas City Star story from Jul 2, 2013, titled List of Hotshot crew members killed in Ariz. fire. In it, The Kansas City Star reports that:

Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Unidentified members of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew from Prescott, Ariz., pose together in this undated photo provided by the City of Prescott.

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intheknow

Lampasas, TX

#25 Jul 4, 2013
Why are they heroes?

Since: Feb 09

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#26 Jul 4, 2013
intheknow wrote:
Why are they heroes?
Why don't you just come here- then ask that STUPID question after you've seen what and who they tried to save!
intheknow

Lampasas, TX

#27 Jul 4, 2013
My uncle was killed welding on a pipeline to bring gas to heat ur home. He isn't a hero, why are firefighters deemed heroes?
intheknow

Lampasas, TX

#28 Jul 4, 2013
You ppl need to understand the meaning of a hero. A firefighter getting killed at work doesn't automatically make him a hero. Its a known risk with the job. On the job death.

Since: Jan 07

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#29 Jul 4, 2013
intheknow wrote:
My uncle was killed welding on a pipeline to bring gas to heat ur home. He isn't a hero, why are firefighters deemed heroes?


He Was a Monkey's Uncle then,...

Since: Feb 09

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#30 Jul 4, 2013
Some Morons just don't get it, and just like to argue. Seems like some people just don't understand the phrase "Above & beyond the call of duty"! Like I said before: Come here and see for yourself before you decide who's a hero. Enough said from me. Blue Skys to all! and Happy 4th of July!
intheknow

Lampasas, TX

#31 Jul 4, 2013
above and beyond is what they were supposed to do that's why they were a distinct group of men called Hot Shots
intheknow

Lampasas, TX

#32 Jul 4, 2013
and still no explanation why they get the distinction of being a hero

Since: Mar 08

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#33 Jul 4, 2013
intheknow wrote:
and still no explanation why they get the distinction of being a hero
Risked their lives for the betterment of others. That's a hero. Society (in general) needs people that are willing to put their lives at risk. When you're in your home, and someone breaks in, you get out... who are you going to call? The police right? They're the one's that are going to go in and deem it safe, and try and catch the people that put your life in danger. What? You're going to go back in when it's not safe? Catch them yourself? Ya, no.

You're in a building that's on fire, you manage to get out, call 911, who's going to come? Firefighters, what? You're going to go back in and do it yourself? Save the others that might still be in there? No

I commend the people that risk their lives for US. I feel bad in that some of them are lost on the line of duty. WE NEED PEOPLE LIKE THEM!

What if there weren't people like them? So buddy, in my eyes, anyone that knows the risks and are still willing to do them, is a freakin hero in my eyes. Difference between accidents on a 'regular' job, which was your uncle (sorry for that), and difference between people going in KNOWING there's danger, and still willing to risk it. HERO!

So with that said, my sympathies to the family and friends of those brave souls. My heart breaks for them. Truly

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#34 Jul 4, 2013
Battling an out of control wildfire!

HERO'S! And too bad for 'intheknow', they will be remembered as such!

My conversation with the troll is over!
Matts Saloon

Prescott, AZ

#35 Jul 4, 2013
Exactly 20 years ago on July 1, 1993 I left the rat race of the big city for a simpler life up in Prescott. I go outside and it's just a haze of smoke. Flags are half staff. Our community lost 19 of our bravest and 20% of our entire firefighting crew. Yarnell is all but completely destroyed. It reminds me of 9/11, that same gut wrenching sadness that something terrible is happening so close to home. I've seen a lot of devastating fires since I've been here. None have devastated our community more than this one. These 19 brave souls and their families were our classmates, our friends, our neighbors and our loved ones. For what the Hotshots do, the willingness to put their own fear aside and lay their lives on the line to help us in dire need, they will forever be remembered in our hearts as heroes, regardless of what others think.

Andrew Ashcraft, 29

Kevin Woyjeck, 21

Anthony Rose, 23

Eric Marsh, 43

Christopher MacKenzie, 30

Robert Caldwell, 23

Clayton Whitted , 28

Scott Norris, 28

Dustin Deford, 24

Sean Misner, 26

Garret Zuppiger, 27

Travis Carter, 31

Grant McKee, 21

Travis Turbyfill, 27

Jesse Steed, 36

Wade Parker, 22

Joe Thurston, 32

William Warneke, 25

John Percin, 24

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#36 Jul 4, 2013
Matts Saloon wrote:
Exactly 20 years ago on July 1, 1993 I left the rat race of the big city for a simpler life up in Prescott. I go outside and it's just a haze of smoke. Flags are half staff. Our community lost 19 of our bravest and 20% of our entire firefighting crew. Yarnell is all but completely destroyed. It reminds me of 9/11, that same gut wrenching sadness that something terrible is happening so close to home. I've seen a lot of devastating fires since I've been here. None have devastated our community more than this one. These 19 brave souls and their families were our classmates, our friends, our neighbors and our loved ones. For what the Hotshots do, the willingness to put their own fear aside and lay their lives on the line to help us in dire need, they will forever be remembered in our hearts as heroes, regardless of what others think.
Andrew Ashcraft, 29
Kevin Woyjeck, 21
Anthony Rose, 23
Eric Marsh, 43
Christopher MacKenzie, 30
Robert Caldwell, 23
Clayton Whitted , 28
Scott Norris, 28
Dustin Deford, 24
Sean Misner, 26
Garret Zuppiger, 27
Travis Carter, 31
Grant McKee, 21
Travis Turbyfill, 27
Jesse Steed, 36
Wade Parker, 22
Joe Thurston, 32
William Warneke, 25
John Percin, 24
Beautiful, thank you!

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#37 Jul 4, 2013
YOUNG BRAVE MEN..Just doing their job...and dying because of it...

WHEN a Firefighter or a Policeman and even a Military Servicemen... ACCEPT their Job Description and sign on the DOTTED LINE...

THEY are AWARE of the hidden dangers of their chosen field..

SAY a Special Prayer for these Honorable Men...WHO are NOT alive..CELEBRATING this 4th Of JULY with their LOVED ONES.... Peace~
Blue skye

Dhaka, Bangladesh

#39 Jul 5, 2013
Nay naya Larkyunne apni pent khulke kaise baithti hai koye logke samne?

“I was a Grim Reaper”

Since: Apr 07

But now I take antidepressants

#40 Jul 5, 2013
intheknow wrote:
Why are they heroes?
Because they died trying to save peoples lives.
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just_ugly

Crownsville, MD

#43 Jul 6, 2013
Matts Saloon wrote:
Exactly 20 years ago on July 1, 1993 I left the rat race of the big city for a simpler life up in Prescott. I go outside and it's just a haze of smoke. Flags are half staff. Our community lost 19 of our bravest and 20% of our entire firefighting crew. Yarnell is all but completely destroyed. It reminds me of 9/11, that same gut wrenching sadness that something terrible is happening so close to home. I've seen a lot of devastating fires since I've been here. None have devastated our community more than this one. These 19 brave souls and their families were our classmates, our friends, our neighbors and our loved ones. For what the Hotshots do, the willingness to put their own fear aside and lay their lives on the line to help us in dire need, they will forever be remembered in our hearts as heroes, regardless of what others think.
Andrew Ashcraft, 29
Kevin Woyjeck, 21
Anthony Rose, 23
Eric Marsh, 43
Christopher MacKenzie, 30
Robert Caldwell, 23
Clayton Whitted , 28
Scott Norris, 28
Dustin Deford, 24
Sean Misner, 26
Garret Zuppiger, 27
Travis Carter, 31
Grant McKee, 21
Travis Turbyfill, 27
Jesse Steed, 36
Wade Parker, 22
Joe Thurston, 32
William Warneke, 25
John Percin, 24
If you share funeral information please do it with PM's to people you absolutely trust...I wouldn't want the idiot trolls actually posting on the online guestbooks directly to familys...thanks...

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#44 Jul 6, 2013
Matts Saloon wrote:
Exactly 20 years ago on July 1, 1993 I left the rat race of the big city for a simpler life up in Prescott. I go outside and it's just a haze of smoke. Flags are half staff. Our community lost 19 of our bravest and 20% of our entire firefighting crew. Yarnell is all but completely destroyed. It reminds me of 9/11, that same gut wrenching sadness that something terrible is happening so close to home. I've seen a lot of devastating fires since I've been here. None have devastated our community more than this one. These 19 brave souls and their families were our classmates, our friends, our neighbors and our loved ones. For what the Hotshots do, the willingness to put their own fear aside and lay their lives on the line to help us in dire need, they will forever be remembered in our hearts as heroes, regardless of what others think.
Andrew Ashcraft, 29
Kevin Woyjeck, 21
Anthony Rose, 23
Eric Marsh, 43
Christopher MacKenzie, 30
Robert Caldwell, 23
Clayton Whitted , 28
Scott Norris, 28
Dustin Deford, 24
Sean Misner, 26
Garret Zuppiger, 27
Travis Carter, 31
Grant McKee, 21
Travis Turbyfill, 27
Jesse Steed, 36
Wade Parker, 22
Joe Thurston, 32
William Warneke, 25
John Percin, 24
Matt,
Hugs to you and yours.
As the saying goes:
"Prescott is Everybody's Hometown!"

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#45 Jul 6, 2013
Matt, One more thing- "See ya on Whiskey Row!"

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