The White House
President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 19, 2007

President Mourns Loss of Nine Charleston, SC Firefighters

Laura and I mourn the devastating loss of some of America's Bravest. Our prayers are with the families and friends of nine firefighters from Charleston, South Carolina, who selflessly gave their own lives to protect their community. These firefighters were true heroes who demonstrated great skill and courage. Their unwavering commitment to their neighbors and to the City of Charleston is an inspiration to all Americans.

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