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Richard Edward Naumann

Born: 9/21/1913

LODD: 12/2/1962

Burial:  Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, Delaware

Fire Company: Christiana

Edward Naumann had completed his ten (10) hour tour of duty as a Lieutenant at Engine Company No. 8 in Wilmington, located at 2nd and Jackson Streets on December 2, 1962. He went home, then decided to go to the Christiana Volunteer Fire Company Station 12, where he had volunteered since 1959. An alarm was received for 990 Howell School Road, off route 896 shortly after 9pm. It was a two-story frame farm house that was well involved in fire. Ed reportedly was on the first floor of the house attempting to cut a hole in the ceiling, when he collapsed. He was rushed from the scene to the Wilmington General Hospital (S. Broom and Linden Streets in Wilmington). Lieut. Naumann, aged 49 years, was pronounced (DOA) dead on arrival by the hospital personnel.

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