Lt. Glenn Wilkinson was a 46-year-old father of three. He had been studying for his Captain’s test in the months before 9/11, and was happy to tell anyone who would listen that he planned to retire as a Chief. On 9/11 he was in charge of Engine 238 from Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He’d ordered his men out of the South Tower when he discovered one of them was missing. He went back in to find him. To his great credit, all the men of Engine 238 survived except Wilkinson.
Wilkinson was also an Honorary Member of the Bayport Fire Department and the street in front of the firehouse is now called Lt. Glenn Wilkinson Way.