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Date: 7/9/1984
Personnel: 2 lives lost
Age: 
Agency/Organization: Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF, Cottage Grove, Oregon)
Position: firefighters

Summary: 

Barbara Ann Booth, 19
Richard H Bowers, 22

Barbara Booth and Richard Bowers were responding to an ODF forest fire near Cottage Grove, Lane County, Oregon on 7/9/1984 when their vehicle plunged down a 30-foot embankment and they died.

 

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Fire 15 mi SE of Cottage Grove, Oregon, in Lane County

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Richard Bowers Richard Bowers
  • Barbara Booth and Richard Bowers are honored on the USFA National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Look for their names under Oregon.
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Contributors to this article: Norcal Tom

 

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