ABC7 News reports the rescue happened at Hermit Falls in the Angeles National Forest. A high school member of the ROTC, the private s funeral was held in front of the US Army recruiting center in Long Beach. Yuth’s parents describe their son as devoted to his military training and say he had committed to joining the military after his high school graduation.
“When we try to recruit kids, they usually have one or two of the Army values in them. Jesse had them all,” U.S. Army Sgt. Clifford Brown said.
To learn more about Yuth’s heroic actions, watch the clip below from ABC7 News.