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Memorial Services Planned For Fallen Firefighters

OPB | Aug. 12, 2013 11:58 a.m. | Updated: Aug. 19, 2013 12:06 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

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Memorial services are planned for two of the men who died recently while working on Oregon wildfires.

KTVZ in Bend reports that a public service for 19-year-old Jesse Trader will be held Saturday at the West Albany High School football stadium.

Trader was killed last week in a water truck crash at the Big Windy fire complex in Southern Oregon.

Tuesday, mourners will honor John Hammack, a 58-year-old tree faller who was killed August First while working on a fire west of Sisters.

Gov.John Kitzhaber has ordered flags at public buildings to fly at half-staff in Hammack’s honor Tuesday.

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