Fallen Hero

Ernest Alan McElroy
Arkansas Forestry Commission - October 28, 1998

Forest Ranger McElroy was plowing a fire line with a bulldozer.  The fire ovcame his position, he attempted to back out but struck a tree.  Ranger McElroy dismounted the bulldozer and prceeded down the fire line on foot.  He was burned over 60% of his body but still managed to walk the half mile to a waiting ambulance.  Ranger McElroy died of his injuries on October 28, 1998.

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