Monthly Archives: July 2014

B.C. Thomas DeAngelis

Thomas DeAngelis, 51, had been a Battalion Chief for five years. When promoted, his wife said that now, after 22 years of running into burning buildings, as a BC, he wouldn’t have to do that any more. But she knew … Continue reading

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Division 3

Division 3 is also based in Manhattan. In total 85 men from this Division were lost at the WTC, from Battalions 8,9,10,11 and 12. Battalion 8 is located at 165 E. 51st Street in Manhattan, along with Engine 8 & … Continue reading

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Firefighter Benjamin Suarez

Benjamin Suarez, 34, had his wife’s name tattooed on one arm and the FDNY logo entwined with a dragon on the other. A devoted father to his four young children, he often took his whole company to their games or school … Continue reading

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Firefighter William Krukowski

William Krukowski rode his bike 17 miles to and from work every shift. He took up bicycling, and quit skydiving and motorcycles when he became a father. Devoted to his young son, among their many regular activities was watching “The … Continue reading

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Firefighter Joseph Henry

One of six children, Joseph Henry was also the sixth firefighter in his family: two firefighter brothers, a Chief for an uncle, and Battalion Chiefs in his father and grandfather. “He was always the first to arrive at a party … Continue reading

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Firefighter Keith Glascoe

Keith Glascoe was a 38-year-old firefighter who began his working life with the New York Jets, twice invited to their training camp. After an injury sidelined him, he played in Italy for a year, becoming proficient in Italian. He was … Continue reading

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Firefighter Gerard Duffy

Firefighter Gerard Duffy was one of seven men from Ladder 21 to not come home that day. “The Pride of Hell’s Kitchen” is a nickname for Ladder 21/Engine 34 based at 440 W. 38th near the Hudson River in Manhattan. … Continue reading

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Firefighter Gerald Atwood

Firefighter Gerald Atwood’s third child was born in 2002. He told his wife that “if money was no object, he’d have 20 kids.” This gregarious 8-year FDNY veteran “with an infectious laugh” often played Santa Claus at his firehouse.

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Lt. Michael Fodor

Lt. Michael Fodor of Ladder 21 had a 3-hour commute to work. A history buff with “a passion for learning,” he seemed to always know all the answers on Jeopardy. He had studied chemical engineering and science before joining the … Continue reading

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Ladder 12 & the Marriott Hotel

The Marriott Hotel was a 22-story building with 825 rooms located at the SW corner of the WTC site, just beneath and west of Tower Two. Its structure saved the lives of many firefighters – and took the lives of … Continue reading

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