Colorado

Feb 14, 2011 10:52 PM by Bill Folsom

Family grateful firefighters save memorial flag

In the midst of major loss from a house fire a Colorado Springs family is speaking out, not because of what was lost, but because of what was saved by firefighters. "They knew what it was and wanted to save it from the fire," says homeowner Dennis Hall, "while the fire was still going on they brought it out to me."

A firefighter spotted and saved an irreplaceable item in the midst of smoke and flames. It is an American flag from the coffin of the Hall's father who was an infantryman in World War II. "He brought it out in his arms... and he told me I wanted to make sure the flag was saved."

The family went to the fire station to give thanks in person. They learned the firefighter does not want credit instead saying it is team effort at a fire scene.

The family is insured but because of the nature of the policy they may be reimbursed for only a fraction of the loss. To help family members set up a memorial account in the name of Dennis Hall at ENT Credit Union.

 

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