Fireman Richard Scheidt carries the lifeless body of 10-year-old John Jajkowski
out of the fire-ravaged school soon after the fire is brought under control. The
heart-breaking job of removing the young victims has begun.
This photograph became the defining image of
the Our Lady of the Angels fire, seen around the world, and made into a
moving fire prevention poster.
John was an accomplished musician - he played the accordion and sang in the boy's choir. He planned to be a priest.
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