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Bringing Jon Home: The Wilderness Search for Jon Francis David Francis

Bringing Jon Home: The Wilderness Search for Jon Francis

David Francis

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ISBN : 9781592983278
Hardcover
209 pages
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Bringing Jon Home: The Wilderness Search for Jon Francis is my first hand account of the long and complex wilderness search for our son Jon, and the story of Jons remarkable life, sudden disappearance, and inspiring legacy. On Saturday morning, JulyMoreBringing Jon Home: The Wilderness Search for Jon Francis is my first hand account of the long and complex wilderness search for our son Jon, and the story of Jons remarkable life, sudden disappearance, and inspiring legacy. On Saturday morning, July 15, 2006, Jon Francis, climbed to the summit of the Grand Mogul, in the Sawtooth Mountain Range of Central Idaho. He never returned. Law enforcement searched for only 29 hours. After the evening search team briefing, on July 17, 2006, the Incident Commander approached me and said- David, you need to give your son up to the mountain. Feeling helpless and abandoned the Francis family gathered that evening and committed to continue the search. We knew very little about mountain climbing or search and rescue, but we would learn and utilize the hundreds of volunteers who were streaming into Idaho to find Jon.While I relentlessly pursued the search for my son, I also made wonderful discoveries about him. Jon Francis was a remarkable young man. He touched and inspired others. He loved deeply and was deeply loved. I wrote Bringing Jon Home to help others, to expose the gap in public sector resources dedicated to finding missing adults, and finally to let people know that an uncommon young man named Jon Francis once lived and loved among us.