Cutting Fire Break
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Andrew Hughan
Sgt. Mark Walch from Company A, 297th Support Battalion, one of the initial 295 Soldiers mobilized to fight the wildfires burning in California, uses an ax to cut down trees to form a fire break preventing burning material from crossing lines and spreading to unburned areas. Walch, a high school teacher from Chico, Calif., volunteered immediately to be part of the first team of military firefighters.
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