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    Default Major respect- Firefighters recover a brother...(must see picture)

    I just got this and had to share. The short version on the story, a United States Forest Service (USFS) Firefighter was on his way home and involved in a fatal vehicle roll over collision. The Orange County Fire Authority (Southern Calif.) truck company (T-43) recoverd the body from the "over the side" rescue. I feel the picture speaks for itself...Bou



    From the orignal posting in Southern California...
    Patrick Michael Henning, he was 21 years old and was coming home from work as a Firefighter with the US Forest service. I wanted to share this story with you after I found this picture of the accident site. It shows the respect that the OCFD displayed during the recovery of this young man.

    Please keep his family, co-workers friends in your prayers. Services are Friday and Saturday in Orange County.
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    The symbolism in that photograph...
    The death of a brother, the flowers of spring in rebirth...

    Rest in peace, Brother.

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    Very sad, and yet, very beautiful.

    Rest in peace, Brother! God Bless!

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    All I can say is Wow. Such an amazing shot.

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    Rest in peace.

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    Bou,

    Thanks for putting that up. I just got that picture late last night. OCFA T43 did a great job.
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    That sure is a beautiful picture, quite touching.
    It's such a sad story, to go in that way.
    God rest his soul.
    It's not the destination, but the journey that matters.

    Stay safe

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    Saw the original posting over at lacountyfire.com yesterday morning.
    What a moving tribute to say the least. Kudos to OCFA.

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    Default Thanks OCFD!

    Patrick was a good kid. He was an El Cariso Hot shot last season and was heading home to his families home. Someone saw his truck off the embankment the next day and OCFD responded. Thanks to OCFD you guys treated him how he deserved to be treated a brother. Thanks again and RIP Patrick all will miss you!

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    The picture overwhelmed me when I saw it the first time (and still does) and I was at a loss for words in my initial post.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, co-workers and friends of Firefighter Patrick Henning.

    Rest in peace Patrick. You are in the arms of the angels now.

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    Wow.

    Very cool picture. Gives me shivers every time I see it. The irony is huge.

    RIP brother.
    Good job OCFD, huge respect!
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    rest in peace my brother

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    rest in peace brother!!

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    THAT, is a class move. Rest easy Brother.

    God, I hate saying that, and we ALL have been saying it too often...
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    Rest easily and sleep in peace my brothers.
    Your job is done, the line you left has held,
    your places quickly taken up by others
    who filled the spaces fast where you were felled.

    We who live on will evermore remember
    as we pursue the fight for Freedomís dream,
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    Very Overwhelming....That just took my breath away.

    Thoughts and Prayers for Firefighter Henning and his family.
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    Bou,

    Thanks for posting that picture, it is really a beautiful photo. Nice job to the OCFD. That picture explains why we are different than just about any other profession out there, because we take care of our own, no matter what. Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words..... That picture reminded me of another somewhat similar picture I saw in one of the magazines many years ago, at least 10-15. Maybe even longer, it might have been one of my father's copies of the International from when he was still on the job, late 80's early 90's. I have searched the net high and low and can not come up with it. It was your typical shot of two rows of firemen, lined up down the steps of a church to salute the casket of a retiree, who I believe was some type of Chief. (Not a LODD). But the difference in this picture, and what made it really cool, was that the guys were not in their dress uniforms. Instead, they were in their gear, having just caught a job nearby in the neighborhood. They must have been the local companies standing by for the detail, and picked up work. So they were kind of dirty and grunged up, but still dignified. Something in my memory tells me it might been in Buffalo? Anyways, great picture as well, and Boo-Boo, thanks again. Can anybody remember that picture, or better yet dig it up?
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    Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

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    Rest In Peace, Brother. Such an honorable and deserving photograph.

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention and sharing the photo.

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