Private Marcien A. Vallee, Was born in Lewiston, Maine on December 11, 1922. He joined the Lewiston Fire Department on June 6, 1947. He died in the line of duty on July 7, 1949, at the age of 26 when Lewiston and Auburn fire trucks collided at Court and Main Streets in Auburn as both departments responded to a fire alarm.
This firefighter line of duty fatality occurred before the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial was built in Emmitsburg, Maryland. While this firefighter has not been officially honored at the Memorial site, there are plans to do so when resources are available.