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Local Fallen Firefighter Receives Hero’s Welcome

Citizens lined the overpasses of I-79 as Braxton County brought a fallen hero home. A procession escorted John D. Forbush’s body from the State Medical Examiners’ Office in Charleston to Roach Funeral Home in Gassaway Wednesday morning with hundreds of first responders and volunteers paying tribute to the fallen hero along the way.Forbush lost his life on May 1st, at approximately 2:30 p.m., when a vehicle plunged into the Elk River, resulting in the death of both vehicle occupants and the off-duty volunteer firefighter, who attempted to provide aid to the victims before . . .

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