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Bladen County firefighter dies in wreck

Posted April 8, 2011

— A Bladen County firefighter died in a wreck Thursday while going to fight a woods fire.

Details of the wreck that killed David Hunsinger Jr., of White Oak, weren't available.

Hunsinger worked for the Tar Heel Volunteer Fire Department at Bladen County Station 57 in the small town of Tar Heel. His father is chief of the department.

Hunsinger left behind a wife and children.

Services for Hunsinger are planned this weekend. Visitation will be held at the Tar Heel Fire Station from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the same location. 


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  • maduda Apr 8, 2011

    Rest in peace, brother.

  • rebecca7 Apr 8, 2011

    Prayers for his family.

  • skewlteachrmommy Apr 8, 2011

    http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/04/08/1085088?sac=Home It was a terrible accident and growing up in Bladen County, I know that this is a very tragic accident for such a tightly-knit community. I am saddened by this loss and my prayers are with his family and his firefighter family.

  • batricia1 Apr 8, 2011

    This is I know 2 LODD for this small department. My prayers to the family of our fallen brother