LODD: Saturday Memorial in Newport Beach Honored Two Arizona Hotshots

McKee-Caldwell-webGrant McKee 21, and Robert Caldwell, 23, were among the 19 Prescott, AZ. who lost their lives June 30th battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.

Grant and Robert were cousins who worked … and died … together on the front lines. Both were honored on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 11:00am.

Grant was training to be an emergency medical technician and also worked alongside his cousin, fellow Hotshot, 23 Robert Caldwell. Robert was with the Hotshots for two years and leaves behind his wife and stepson.   Grant was newly engaged.

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Memorial Services

A Memorial Service for Grant McKee and Robert Caldwell, two of the Fallen Firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Crew, was held Saturday, July 20, at St Andrews Presbyterian Church: 600 St Andrews Rd., Newport Beach, CA.

The California Fire Foundation’s Last Alarm Service Team (Cal LAST) was mobilized to assist with the service and coordinated the honor guards.

The California Fire Foundation has joined with the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation to provide comprehensive local assistance when a firefighter falls in the line of duty.