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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

PRESIDENT OBAMA PRAISES AIRMEN FIREFIGHTERS




FROM:  U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Obama Praises Airmen for Firefighting Efforts, Bravery
President Barack Obama reflected on the sacrifices made by airmen fighting wildfires in the Rocky Mountain region, calling them “heroes who deserve the appreciation of a grateful nation.” Obama made the statement in Washington, D.C., July 2, 2012, following the crash of a North Carolina Air National Guard C-130 aircraft flown by a crew battling a South Dakota wildfire.