Hero Firefighter Gets Headstone After 60 Years, Thanks to Woman he Saved

Hero Firefighter Gets Headstone After 60 Years, Thanks to Woman he Saved

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Cemetary and unmarked graveChicago firefighter John Francis Minich died a hero, collapsing just moments after rescuing several people from a burning apartment building in 1952.

But for nearly six decades, Minich’s body has lain in an unmarked grave, until yesterday.

Thanks to one of those he saved — a baby still in her mother’s womb at the time — a granite headstone decorated with a Fire Department logo was dedicated at the site by Chicago firefighters.

(READ the story in the Chicago Tribune)

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