Ernest J. Young‚ 52‚ a 30-year member of the Big Knob Volunteer Fire Department‚ died on January 17‚ 2000‚ from head injuries sustained when he fell while performing station maintenance duties. A U.S. Army veteran‚ he served during the Vietnam War. In his memory‚ the helicopter pad at his fire department was named the ‘Ernie Young Memorial Landing Zone.’
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