Help Honor Captain Michael Quin, USMC and Son of Purcellville Firefighter

Attention Virginia Firefighters:

The Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company is looking for assistance in honoring Captain Michael Quin, USMC as he is laid to rest. Captain Quin is the son of Brad Quin, a member of the Purcellville VFC. Read about Captain Quin below. has this story as well.

If you need more information you can contact Chief Bob Dryden at

From the Purcellville VFC web site:

Purcellville’s Capt. Michael Quin, USMC, who lost his life in the crash of his UH-1 “Huey” helicopter last month, will be honored upon his return home on Monday March 12th.  The exact time of his arrival in Purcellville is estimated to be between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

The procession will travel from Reagan National Airport to Purcellville along the Dulles Toll Road, to West on Rt.7, South on Berlin Turnpike, Right on Hirst Rd., Left on N. Maple Ave., Right on E. Main Street, to Nursery Ave. to Hall’s Funeral Home.

Everyone interested in paying their respects is asked to line the sidewalk along North  Maple Avenue in addition to East Main Street between Maple Ave. and Nursery Ave.

Members of the Purcellville Volunteer Fire Company and personnel from the Loudoun County Dept. of Fire & Rescue will be located at 200 North Maple Ave. to pay their respects.

There will be a public visitation on Tuesday March 20th between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm at the Purcellville Baptist Church at 601 Yaxley Dr. and a Celebration of Life at the Purcellville Tabernacle at 250 South Nursery Ave. between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.      Capt. Quin will be laid to rest on March 21st at Arlington National Cemetery.

Capt. Quin was the son of Betsy and Brad Quin.  Brad is Vice President of the PVFC, a firefighter and a familiar face around town in his service to the community.  A graduate of the Naval Academy, Capt. Quin died during training exercises on the  California – Arizona border.  He was attached to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, CA.  and was preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.

The flags at the Purcellville Safety Center, and elsewhere in town, are flying at half-staff in honor of Capt. Quin and the six other Marines who died.

Members of the Fire Company are helping the family with logistics and with meals.  If you would like to help out with meals, please visit this website:  and use the password “1369″

A memorial website has been set up by friends.  Visit for a remembrance of a remarkable, loved, and sadly missed local hero.

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