San Bernardino National Forest, Santa Rosa
In remembrance of fallen
USDA Forest Service firefighter Charles Edward Morton, a memorial ceremony will be held Friday, September 25, 2020, at
11:00 A.M., at The Rock Church located at 2345 South Waterman Avenue San
The service will include an Honor Cordon outside the church, the
Posting of Colors, the Hotshot Prayer, a Bell Ceremony, presentations to
the family and Charlie’s “Last Call,” a tradition that honors a
firefighter who has fallen in the line of duty with a final radio call,
recognizing the end of his watch.
Attendance to the service will be limited to invited guests due to
space and social distancing guidelines. The public is encouraged to
attend the service virtually, which will be live streamed on the website
of The Rock Church, their YouTube channel and the Facebook
page for San Bernardino National Forest.
Morton, a Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad Boss, died while
engaged in fire suppression operations on the El Dorado Fire on Thursday,
September 17, 2020. He began his career with the Forest Service in 2006.
Cards and condolences may be sent to the Morton family at: P.O. Box
63564, Irvine, CA 92602. For FedEx and/or UPS: 1 League # 63564, Irvine, CA
92602 in care of “Support for Charlie.”