We grieve the loss of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots in a wildfire near Prescott, Arizona yesterday, June 30th, 2013. They died when the fire behavior changed radically on the ridge they were on. Their deployed shelters were no match against the hell nature threw at them. Rest well brothers.
My paternal Great Grandfather was full-blood Cherokee and his wife was full-blood Kickapoo. The rest of me is a Euro-mix.