Jeffrey Grey Kern died attempting to rescue Leif D. R. Kern from burning, Toledo, Ohio, December 29, 1991. Leif, 12, was in a bedroom on the second floor of his mother’s two-story house when fire broke out in another bedroom on that floor at night. His father, Kern, 39, carpenter, who lived in a house nearby, was alerted to the fire and ran to the scene. Calling his son’s name, Kern entered the house through its front door as flames issued from the second-floor windows. Firefighters later found Leif and Kern together on the second floor; both succumbed to effects of the fire.
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