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Funeral For Double LODD’s in France

National Honors Presented

Firegeezer notes:  On Sunday Firegeezer posted the video report HERE of the tragic deaths of two firefighters in Dignes-Les-Bains, Provence, France the night before.  One of them was a 16-yr.-old paid-on-call firefighter.  Fireball brings us the story of Wednesday's double-funeral:

FOUR DAYS AFTER THE DEATHS of two firefighters, a tribute was paid in this Wednesday, November 7 at rescue center of Digne-les-Bains, in the presence of Minister of the Interior, Manuel Valls.

An immense emotion came Wednesday afternoon to the walls of the Dignoise barracks as the Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls, paid a national tribute to Yann Siméoni and Mickael Baghioni, both killed in the line of duty Saturday, November 3, by presenting them posthumously the Legion of Honor medal.

A huge crowd had gathered with family and friends, as well as the family of firefighters of Provence. Hundreds of firefighters came from across the country for this tribute to their brothers in arms.

Haute-Provence has the story and a photo gallery from the funeral HERE.

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