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Incident Name:  responding to a wildfire in Lauderdale Co, TN
Date: 2/29/1980
Personnel: Frank Willie Walker
Age:  61
Agency/Organization: Tennessee Division of Forestry
Position: firefighter

Summary:  Willie Walker was killed in a traffic accident while responding to a wildfire in Lauderdale County, TN on February 29, 1980.  Frank Willie Walker was the crew leader of the Lauderdale County Crew.


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near Arp, Lauderdale Co, TN


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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • TN DOF: Vehicle accident en route to fire, Lauderdale County, TN
  • Note: No record in the Brief Anonymous NWCG Archive [Historical Wildland Firefighter Fatalities 1910 - 1996 (408 K pdf)]
  • Tennessee Fallen Firefighters Memorial: Willie Frank Walker

    year: 1980; fallen: Frank Willie Walker; notes: Vehicle accident enroute to fire; location: Lauderdale Co, TN

  • Familysearch: Willie Frank Walker

    Find A Grave Index

    Name: Willie Frank Walker

    Event Type: Burial

    Event Date: 1980

    Event Place: Arp, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States of America

    Birth Date: 15 Mar 1919

    Death Date: 29 Feb 1980

    Affiliate Record Identifier: 55195923

    Cemetery: Mount Pleasant Methodist Church Cemetery

    Age: 61


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Contributors to this article: David Fiorella


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