Lt. Anthony Jovic, 39, was based with Ladder Company 34 in Washington Heights, but on 9/11 he was assigned to Engine Company 279. Just on the other side of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Engine 279 was among the first to respond.
Jovic had two boys, aged 9 and 10, and the first question they always asked of him whenever he came home was, “Did you fight any fires today?” A first generation American and a 12-year FDNY veteran, Jovic was preparing for the Captain’s exam in October.
His wife said, “When that tower came down, his soul went right through me. I knew it then, he just went through me and I knew he was gone.” His shield (and only his shield) was found in November, just before his memorial service.