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Incident Name:
Date: 8/19/1942
Personnel: Lawrence Hubert Gallez
Age: 21
Agency/Organization: California Department of Forestry (now CALFIRE)
Position: Firefighter

Summary:  On August 19, 1942, Firefighter Lawrence Gallez died in Nevada County, CA. (If anyone knows more, please let us know at planning. Where and when was the accident and what did he die from?)

 

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Nevada County, CA

 

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Reports, Documentation, Lessons Learned

  • Not on the federal NWCG list
  • California Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Sacramento; list by year: Lawrence Gallez is listed in 1941 but according to the CA Death Index, he died in 1942 (page 19). (304 K pdf); Sometimes a firefighter is injured one year then dies the following year.
  • California Death Index: Lawrence Hubert Gallez
    • Name: Laurence Hubert Gallez
    • Event Type: Death
    • Event Date: 19 Aug 1942
    • Event Place: Nevada, California, United States
    • Birth Date: 23 Apr 1921
    • Birthplace: Indiana
    • Gender: Male
    • Father's Name: Gallez
    • Mother's Name: Durand

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Contributors to this article:  Mellie

 

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