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Hauser Canyon Fire Memorial
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown

In the fall of 1943, soldiers in San Diego's backcountry had to stop gunnery practice before noon. After that,
the heat became so intense the targets would seem to dance. On October 1 the Friday before Fire Prevention Week
a bullet missed its mark and ignited the Hauser Canyon Fire, one of the United States'
most tragic fires: at least 77 men injured, 6 Critically, 11 dead.
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**died Oct 2, 1943
at the fire
Shook, Norman L. Jr. Pvt. USMCR
Wesson, Ishmael W. PFC. USMC
Peters, Ralph C. Pvt. USMCR
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**died Oct 3, 1943
at Camp Lockett, Campo
Winkelman, Elmer C. Corp. USMCR
Kirkpatrick, Roger D. Pvt. USMCR
Whetsel, Lowell R. PFC. USMCR
Rossen, Wilbur V. Pvt. USMCR
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**died Dec 1, 1943
at Navy Hospital, San Diego
Rogers, Frank C. Pvt. USMCR
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**Died Aft. Oct 3, 1943
at Navy Hospital, San Diego
Lehman, George F. Pvt. USMCR
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**Died Oct 3, 1943
at the fire flare up.
Carter, LeRoy Corp. 10th US Cav. US Army
---
**Died
one unknown Civilian
 
 
Inscription:

IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE SUPREME SACRIFICE MADE BY
THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
TRAINING CAMP PINE VALLEY
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES FIGHTING FIRE
IN THIS CANYON OCTOBER 2, 1943

Kirkpatrick, Roger D. Pvt. Washington
Lehman, George F. Pfc. Colorado
Peters, Ralph C. Pvt. Oklahoma
Rogers, Franks C. Pvt. California
Rossen, Wilbur V. Pvt. Minnesota
Shook, Norman L. Pvt. Indiana
Wesson, Ishmael W. Pfc Tennessee
Whetsel, L. Rex PFC. Indiana
Winkelman, Elmer C. Corp. California

 
Note: San Diego County ******** 32.676081 Lat. -116.581783 Lon.
 
Burial:
Unknown
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Created by: Glenn Lee LaRocque
Record added: Jan 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64867725
Hauser Canyon Fire Memorial
Added by: Glenn Lee LaRocque
 
 
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Rest In Peace, Soldiers!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Jul. 28, 2012

- Glenn Lee LaRocque
 Added: Jan. 30, 2011
 
This page is sponsored by: Glenn Lee LaRocque

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