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Rescued Koalas Named After Fallen Firefighters During Australia's Wildfire

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    According to ANU, the names given to koalas were Ian, Paul and Rick, in honor of firefighters Captain Ian McBeth, first officer Paul Clyde Hudson and flight engineer Rick DeMorgan Jr.

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    Sadly, the three were killed in a plane crash while battling the bushfires in New South Wales. It was in that very region, the koalas were found and rescued.

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    "I am really pleased we can help these koalas otherwise I don't know where they would have gone," Ford said.

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    The three heroes. RIP.

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    *From left to right: Captain Ian H. McBeth, first officer Paul Clyde Hudson and flight engineer Rick A. DeMorgan Jr., who died in an air tanker crash while battling bushfires in Australia.*

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