Utah firefighter Kyle Lavender looked up to his grandfather who died when Kyle was fifteen. Kyle tells “Extreme Genes” that his grandfather’s second wife tossed all of her late husband’s photos and memorabilia after his passing. Photo expert Ron Fox provided to the Salt Lake City, Utah Fire Department some pictures of a battle with a 1945 blaze that claimed the life of several firemen, including Kyle’s great uncle. In examining the images, Kyle’s hair stood up when he spotted his grandfather, a future chief, as a rookie firefighter in this shot found by Fox at the Utah State Historical Society.
/ / Breakthrough Find: 1945 Photo of Utah Firefighter’s Firefighting Grandfather