Remembering The Granite Mountain Hotshots

Before joining the Granite Mountain Hotshots, Whitted worked as a pastor at a Prescott, Arizona, church.
The town has honored the Granite Mountain Hotshots with a unique tribute — a rugged hiking trail that climbs more than 1,000 feet up the side of the mountain where they died that day.
He joined the Granite Mountain Hotshots just two months before he died, KGTV reported.
According to the Granite Mountain Hotshot Memorial website, the “brawny” 6 foot 4 inch fire fighter was strong enough to carry “chainsaws and heavy mountain gear up steep mountain slopes.
According to the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial website, Caldwell was an avid outdoorsman who also loved the rodeo… but his real passion was firefighting.

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