Arizona congressman asks Navy to consider naming ship after fallen hotshots

  • Source: KTAR 620 - Newsradio
  • Published: 01/16/2020 08:32 AM

An Arizona congressman has reached out to the Navy asking that a ship be named to honor 19 firefighters who died on the job nearly seven years ago. U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar said that the name USS Granite Mountain “would be a great honor for the Navy and the lost firefighters,” in a letter Monday to retired Rear Admiral Samuel Cox, director of the Naval History and Heritage Command. The Prescott dentist said he had been approached by Fire Chief Dennis Light and others in his district about the possibility of bestowing the name on a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. “They fought this fire to their death, something that would reflect well for the fighting spirit of a naval war ship,” the Republican lawmaker wrote.


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