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Published: Monday, July 1 2013 5:10 p.m. MDT

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Cedar City, UT

The dailymail in UK has an excellent article about Andrew and his family. At their website, search for "I texted him". It begins with his wife's emails with him during the day he was killed. The family photos are warm but heart-wrenching.

Pearland, TX

When the Martin & Willie handcart companies arrived in the Valley, Brigham Young said: "You know that I would give more for a dish of pudding and milk, or a baked potato and salt, were I in the situation of those persons who have just come in, than I would for all your prayers, though you were to stay here all the afternoon and pray. Prayer is good, but when baked potatoes and pudding and milk are needed, prayer will not supply their place on this occasion; give every duty its proper time and place..."

Along with your prayers, please visit the Prescott Firefighter's Charities website to assist the families of those who lost loved ones: www.prescottffcharities.org

My brother is a Prescott firefighter and paramedic -- this is a tragic loss for the Ashcrafts and others who lost their fathers/husbands/sons/brothers on Sunday.


Our prayers go out to all the families of these brave men. America lost some true hero's.

Freeland, WA

Each and every firefighter that was killed has a mother. There are 19 mothers out there that are mourning and I don't care what religion they are. This is why our country is so divided because too many people throw the religion ticket out there. Get off your soapbox.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

What a tragedy for all those brave men and their families.

Sister Ashcraft's story is currently on Yahoo.

The interview is well worth watching.

At the time of this post, there were 671 comments.

I didn't read all of comments, however, I didn't read any condemning Yahoo or ABC News for the interview.

West Jordan, UT

My 27- year-old is a wildfire fighter here in Utah. This pain of this loss goes to my very core. We pray for comfort for the families, friends and community where these courageous firefighters lived and fought.

Litchfield, IL

I am saddened for all the loss of life and greatly appreciate the sacrifice of all those who serve in jobs that provide protection to others. That being said, I am also saddened by the comments of those who seem to offended by the fact this story was about an LDS church member. I've never met him or his family, but I knew when I saw the Today story about his wife that they were LDS just as I knew the man who spoke about his beautiful daughter lost during the Sandy Hook tragedy was LDS. The spirit communicates when one of our suffers a loss. I appreciate the story because I learned more about this man and his family and feel I can offer up more meaningful prayers. I certainly would not offer up negative comments about stories in other papers about the lives of the others lost. Stories such as this honor the individual and what was important to them. Somehow bashing Deseret News for publishing this piece about an individual seems disrepectful considering his sacrifice. I will pray for all lost and those who have shown such hardness of heart in their comments.

Altamont, UT

Odellyn, I thought that also, when I read the story on Yahoo. I think we just need to look for a 'connection' with people. Nothing wrong with that.
I appreciate and agree with your comments, and I appreciate the article.
Our prayers for all the families of these brave men.

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