May 19, 2014

Brendan Mcdonough, the only survivor of the elite Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew out of Prescott, Arizona. Brendan was on lookout position when 19 of his courageous fellow Hot Shots perished at the Yarnell Hills Fire, Yarnell, Arizona last year June 30. Darrell Willis, Division Chief over the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew. Tom Ashcraft, the grieving father of Andrew Ashcraft, one of the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots killed. Tom proudly showed me a picture of his now widowed daughter-in-law with Vice President Biden, just last week, appealing for the proper help for her and her four children, all under 7, and for all the other families of the brave Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew who are not receiving the assistance they so desperately need! What an incredible honor to meet these three men.

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