Fallen Hero

Ollie Ware
Magnolia Fire Department - September 21, 1944

In 1944 a tragedy struck the fire department that will long be remembered.  An alarm was received by the department at 9:23 am September 20, to extinguish an oil pit fire in the Macedonia Field.  On this call three men lost their lives and one was seriously burned.  Ollie Ware, Carl Wallace, and Gaston Walthall died a short time after the fire and Minor Cox remained in a serious condition for several days.

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