More details on the tragic cabin fire at Tamarack that took the lives of two of our Idaho National Guardsmen along with one little boy and one little girl have been released.


The victims have officially been identified as Lt. Col. Jim Harper III and his 14-year-old son James "JJ" Harper and First Sgt. Erin Smith along with her small daughter Autumn.

Jessica Carlson
Jessica Carlson


All of our service men and women are grieving now along with the rest of us here in the Treasure Valley.  A chaplain is available for all of the members of the Idaho National Guard and their families as they mourn the loss of these four beautiful people.

"We are here to talk to listen to provide comfort. Whatever you need to process this so we can move forward as a unit and as an organization and continue to do the great things that we do because they would want us to continue to do the great things that we do which are protecting our country and serving our great state and the people of our communities."


The Idaho National Guard will be hosting a memorial Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at Gowen Field's Memorial Park.  Family, friends, and all military members are invited to attend.

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