We Remember

The Corry community today remembers five volunteer firefighters who were killed March 29, 1970, fighting a fire at the former Sherwin-Williams paint store on North Center Street. Preston Eshelman, second assistant chief of the Corry Fire Department and Stanford Hose Co., places a wreath and five red roses at the fallen firefighter memorial statue, near the scene of the former paint store. The statue is in memory of Corry firefighters David Apps, Richard Brigham, Jon Miller, Dennis Rockafellow, and Lauren Shreve. Corry firefighters also placed black cloths at Station 1 and Station 2 in memory of the five firefighters and William O’Brien, who died in the line of duty March 14, 1955. O’Brien suffered a heart attack while answering a fire call. Journal photo by Maryann Mook

The Corry community today remembers five volunteer firefighters who were killed March 29, 1970, fighting a fire at the former Sherwin-Williams paint store on North Center Street.

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