Young Men and Fire

Want to know how 19 firefighters can be killed in an instant? Read Norman Maclean's account of the 1949 Mann Gulch tragedy in Montana. 15 men jumped into a fire. 12 of them were dead within 2 hours. Firefighters are heroes.

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  1. I've been wondering how long it would take for the Mann Gulch fire to be mentioned in the wake of the Prescott tragedy.

    I also recommend Norman Maclean's book.

  2. I recommend both the Maclean book and the (very abbreviated) version given in the song "Cold Missouri Waters."

  3. Tactless and needlessly pedantic, while adding nothing to the discussion. So edgy.

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