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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Firefighter
Age: 40
Year of Death: 1975

John Wilson

Firefighter John Wilson, from the Palatine Fire Department was killed on February 23, 1973, while trying to extinguish a blaze at the Ben Franklin Variety Store in downtown Palatine, Illinois. Firefighter Wilson was also the owner of the store. He was killed along with Firefighter Warren Ahlgrim and Firefighter Richard Freeman.

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