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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #480 on: March 16, 2018, 06:17:45 PM »

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« Reply #481 on: March 16, 2018, 06:19:01 PM »



Raguso, who lived in Commack with his wife and two daughters, celebrated his 39th birthday the day before the crash, and he spent some of that day on FaceTime with his two daughters. The girls are somewhere between 4 and 7 years old, Quigley said.
“He was a total family man. He spent a lot of time with the department and when he was off, he spent it with his family,” he said.
In a brief interview Friday, Laura Raguso of East Northport confirmed that her son was among the victims.
“I just can’t talk right now,” Raguso said through tears.
Quigley said Raguso was attached to a search-and-rescue unit. He was an engineer on the helicopter and also manned the gun on the side of the aircraft.
“Anytime he was asked to go and serve he never turned it down,” Quigley said.
The two men knew each other a long time, so Friday was a day of grief and memories. Quigley recalled that they had spoken only two days earlier.
“He sent me pictures of him shooting, you know, practice shooting, and I sent him pictures from when I was in and we were joking back and forth,” said Quigley, who had served as a Marine in Iraq. “And I just said keep your head down and be safe. That was it.”
Two months ago, the Commack firefighters threw Raguso a going-away party.
“We celebrated up in headquarters with all the members of his department,” Raguso said, “his family, his friends.”

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #482 on: March 16, 2018, 06:29:00 PM »
LT Ragusa - Previous deployment:

WATCH: Commack Firefighter Deployed In Texas Describes Life-Saving Efforts
The local firefighter was deployed with the U.S. Air Force 106th Rescue Wing to help rescue victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
By Priscila Korb, Patch Staff | Aug 29, 2017 5:11 pm ET | Updated Aug 29, 2017 5:17 pm ET

     https://patch.com/new-york/commack/watch-commack-firefighter-deployed-texas-describes-life-saving-efforts

A local firefighter who was deployed with the U.S. Air Force 106th Rescue Wing to conduct lifesaving rescues in Texas recently described the details of the efforts to save the victims of Hurricane Harvey during an interview with a local news outlet.
Lt. Christopher Raguso, of Commack Fire Department's Engine Company 4, was interviewed on the Central Texas news outlet, KCEN TV, on Tuesday where he provided details from the rescue mission he performed over the past few days saving infants, toddlers, young adults, elderly people and more.
Raguso was part of a team who helped save people stranded on the roof of a school.
"We would get general information from the dispatchers and we would try to get on station and do our search and once we would find them then we would develop a game plan on how we were going to rescue them, how were going to get them in and most importantly how we were going to get them out," he told KCEN.

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« Reply #483 on: March 16, 2018, 07:14:09 PM »
Chris was a FF in L 113 and a covering LT in D 13.  He had taken quite a few deployments over the years- here and overseas.  A very solid guy and a pleasure to work with. He will be missed.

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« Reply #484 on: March 16, 2018, 07:38:04 PM »
5-5-5-5... LT. CHRISTOPHER J. RAGUSO and FM CHRISTOPHER T.  ZANETIS .

It is with deep regret that FDNY announces the deaths of Lt Christopher J. Raguso of Division 13 in Queens and Fire Marshal Christopher T. “Tripp” Zanetis of the Bureau of Fire Investigation. Lt. Raguso and Fire Marshal Zanetis died in an American military helicopter crash in Iraq on March 15. Lt. Raguso is a 13-year veteran of the Department; Fire Marshal Zanetis is a 10-year veteran. “Lt. Raguso and Fire Marshal Zanetis bravely wore two uniforms in their extraordinary lives of service – as New York City Firefighters and as members of the US Armed Forces,” said Commissioner Nigro. “The hearts and prayers of the entire Department are with their loved ones and with the families of their 5 fellow service members who lost their lives defending our country.”
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Lt. Raguso was appointed as a Firefighter in March of 2005, assigned to Ladder 113 in Flatbush, Brooklyn. In September, 2016, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to Battalion 50 in Queens. On 6 different occasions he was cited for bravery and life-saving actions as an individual Firefighter or as part of a unit.
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Fire Marshal Zanetis was appointed Firefighter in September of 2004, assigned to Engine 28 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In 2007 he transferred to Ladder 11, located in the same firehouse. In April, 2013, he was promoted to Fire Marshal and assigned to the Bureau of Fire Investigation’s Citywide South in Brooklyn. In 2014, he was recognized for his bravery as part of an investigative unit.
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Lt. Raguso and Fire Marshal Zanetis are the 1,148th and 1,149th members of the FDNY to make the Supreme Sacrifice in the line-of-duty. The last member of the Department to die in the line of duty was Firefighter William N. Tolley of Ladder 135, who died on April 20, 2017. The last member of the Department to make the Supreme Sacrifice while in active military service was Firefighter Christian P. Engledrum, who was killed in action on November 29, 2004 in Iraq. Currently, 62 FDNY personnel are on extended military orders in the branches of the US Armed Forces, serving around the world. There are more than 1400 FDNY members who are military reservists or veterans.

Lt. Raguso of Commack, New York, is survived by his wife, Carmella, and their two daughters, ages 6 and 5.

Fire Marshal Zanetis is survived by his parents, John and Sarah, of Carmel, Indiana.

Funeral arrangements are pending.



REST IN PEACE BROTHERS.... THANK YOU BOTH FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....NEVER FORGET !

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #485 on: March 16, 2018, 08:43:54 PM »
Rest In Peace

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« Reply #486 on: March 16, 2018, 10:22:32 PM »
 To the members of the FDNY I am sorry to hear of the loss of both Lt Raguso and FM Zanetis. As reported they wore two uniforms representing the very best.

 We Thank them for their service to our country and to the citizens of New York.

 May they and the other military members lost, Rest in Peace.

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
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« Reply #490 on: March 21, 2018, 05:18:05 PM »
LT Raguso Bunting Ceremony......   

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« Reply #491 on: March 21, 2018, 06:28:36 PM »
WWII ship USS Juneau located by #RVPetrel on St. Patrick’s Day 2018 —unexpected coincidence since she is best known for the Sullivans, all 5 brothers were lost, along with the other 682 sailors. Only 10 survived the sinking by Japanese torpedoes. http://vlcn.fyi/Xfqm30j2mI0

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« Reply #492 on: March 24, 2018, 02:34:27 AM »
FM Christopher "Tripp" Zanetis  Memorial Service will take place next Thursday (3/29). FDNY will lead a procession that starts at 11AM from Tripp’s firehouse, Engine 28 Ladder 11, goes up to 14th Street, comes down 5th Avenue, and concludes under the arches in Washington Square Park. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will follow for Tripp’s family, friends, colleagues, and dignitaries at approximately 12 PM in NYU’s Kimmel Center- Eisner & Lubin Auditorium. ........     http://www.nyc.gov/html/fdny/insider/resources/do/2018/028_2018.pdf
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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #493 on: March 25, 2018, 11:59:15 PM »
^^^^^^   UFA 65-2
#17 of 2018     ·     March 25th
 
5-5-5-5 LODD
Fire Marshal Christopher Zanetis
BFI Citywide South
FUNERAL
Thursday, March 29, 2018
11:00 am
Washington Square Park
Fifth Ave and Waverly Place
New York, NY 10012

 Due to the many moving parts of this event, the Ceremonial Unit is asking all uniformed members to muster up on 5th Avenue and 12th Street by 10:00 am. The Ceremonial Unit will direct members from this point.

There will be no wake preceding the funeral service.
   
All Off-Duty Members should attend in Class A Uniform.


● Website www.UFANYC.org

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Re: OUR MILITARY.
« Reply #494 on: March 26, 2018, 12:05:05 AM »
"^^^^^^   UFA 65-2   #17 of 2018     ·     March 25th"

And we're only starting the 13th week of 2018.