editors note. We at Marin Fire History often develop an idea for a story only to set it aside. Chief Bill Lellis began researching this month's article over five years ago. With life's distractions and priorities we promise ourselves "I'll get back to it..." with the posting of this article, we did!
This story has particular significance for Bill as he was the Assistant Chief of the Larkspur Fire Department in 1978 when air tanker pilot James Lippitt met his end. James and his family were Larkspur residents. Chief Lellis knew the Lippitt family, as Larkspur still had that small town feel. Chief Lellis wants us to remember James as a young Marin man with a bright future who perished too soon. ed.
Gone Too Soon
by Chief Bill Lellis (ret)
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