The deaths of 19 firefighters battling a wildfire in Arizona is, of course, beyond sad.
“It’s only stuff,” people like to say — and appropriately so — when homes burn but people make it out alive.
So it was particularly painful to watch a young widow on CBS this morning assess the life of her late husband.
“I think probably in that last moment, we have four babies. He’s selfless, and I think he thought of our kids and he thought of wishing he was home with them at that moment. He saved a lot of homes that people do go home to, but he’ll never come home to ours,” Juliann Ashcraft said.
Watch the video.
She earlier talked to the Today Show.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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