Shortly before christmas died two volunteer firefighters tragically, in the australian state of New South Wales, as they fought against the extensive forest fires now ravaging the country.
the firefighters died when their fire engine hit a tree during an attempt to extinguish a fire.
the 19-month-old Charlotte O'dwyer lost his father all too early. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
During the funeral, went the little girl proudly around with his father's helmet on his head. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
They were quickly identified as 32-year-old Geoffrey Keaton and 36-year-old Andrew O'Dwyer, who were both were new fathers.
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on Thursday last week was a 32-year-old Geoffrey Keaton buried, and during the ceremony received his 19-month-old son Harvey his father's medal of honor for courage and faithful service.
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Brandkommissæren asked the little girl to remember that her father went from here as a completely. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Now is also Andrew O'dwyer has been buried at a ceremony in Sydney, where Australia's prime minister, Scott Morrison, among many others participated.
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It writes among other Cloud News.
Charlotte O'dwyer kissed his father's casket and said 'goodbye' during Tuesday's funeral. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
Like Geoffrey Keatons son was Andrew O'Dwyers small daughter, 19-month-old Charlotte O'dwyer, decorated with his father's medal of honor, which brandkommissær Shane Fitzsimmons of the NSW Rural Fire Service unhitched stuck to her dress. On the pictures from the ceremony can be seen the little girl walk proudly around with his father's helmet on his head.
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- Charlotte to know that her father was a selfless and special man, that only took from it because he was a hero, said the commissioner addressed to both Charlotte and her mother, Melissa.
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