Frank Vitale

Frank J. Vitale, 20, of Brooklyn, a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps’ fire crew, died on July 28, 1939,  while fighting a range fire near Rock Creak in northern Humboldt County. Frank and four other crew members lost their lives in a canyon when the wind shifted and they were trapped by the flames. Funeral services were held in front of St. Paul’s Catholic Church the day after his body was recovered.