Colorado highway named after former wildland firefighter killed in Iraq

On October 7 a five-mile section of Colorado State Highway 56 between I-25 and US 287 was named the “Staff Sergeant Justin Bauer Memorial Highway”.  Sergeant Bauer was killed January 10, 2009 by an improvised explosive device near Baghdad, Iraq. He was a former firefighter with the Berthoud Fire Protection District northwest of Denver (map) and was certified as a wildland firefighter.

His wife, Kari Campbell, is shown in this video.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.