LOS ALAMITOS (CBSLA.com) — The bodies of two firefighters killed in last month’s fast-moving wildfire in Arizona will be flown back to Southern California Wednesday for a ceremony.
The Memorial Ramp Ceremony, which will be held at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, will honor Kevin Woyjeck, 21, and Christopher MacKenzie, 20.
The men were among 19 firefighters with the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew who died June 30 near Yarnell.
Woyjeck, the son of Los Angeles County Fire Captain Joe Woyjeck, was a former member of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Explorer Post 9 and worked as an EMT for Care Ambulance Service.
MacKenzie graduated from Hemet High School in 2001.
The California Emergency Management Agency, the state National Guard and the California Fire Foundation’s Last Alarm Service Team were coordinating the ceremony.