memorial

Name: DITCH, Charles P.
DOD: December 25, 1953
House: Ellicott City VFD
County: HOWARD COUNTY
Age: 44
Years of Service: 22 Years

On Christmas morning, after futile efforts to extinguish a fire that destroyed an 18 room home, the 45 foot brick chimney collapsed crashing into four firefighters. They were all transported with severe injuries. Captain Ditch succumbed from those injuries.


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