Firefighter Terence McShane

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Terence McShane, 37, loved to play rugby. Playing since he was 14, he was good at it.

He joined the FDNY in 1999 after a successful 12-year career in the NYPD in which he had risen to the rank of Sargent. Permanently assigned to Engine 308, McShane was on rotation with Ladder 101 on 9/11.

When his first son was born he had bought a fixer-upper for their growing family. When his twin boys arrived, finishing that renovation became urgent, and work was still underway. After 9/11, friends, relatives and sometimes complete strangers showed up to finish the home. His wife moved back in with the boys in early November, just as Terry was found alongside Kennedy and Cannizzaro.

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