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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #1095 on: January 18, 2019, 05:54:32 PM »
^^^^^^^   In regard to RET FF Sims L. Jones    REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   https://www.jtfisherfuneralservices.com/obituaries/Sims-L-Jones/#!/PhotosVideos/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/Photo-15723259
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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
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« Reply #1096 on: January 18, 2019, 05:58:22 PM »
Chief,
Thanks for the link to Sims
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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #1097 on: January 18, 2019, 05:59:08 PM »
RET FF FRANK (FRANKIE BUCKLES) McCUE....RET FF FRANK (FRANKIE BUCKLES) McCUE....Appointed 9/14/1953. Retired 8/28/1976.

Serving with Engine 22, Engine 78 (Fireboat), Marine 5 and Engine 14 before retiring.

He also served in the USMC and spent time in the South China Sea. He spent time on several Navy ships - observing atom bomb testing in the Pacific, in the post World War II era.

At one time, Frankie was known to everyone, in every firehouse, in the entire city. He would sell "dupe" badges and other paraphernalia to the members. But most important to him, he loved visiting all of the firemen in all the firehouses in the city.

Frankie lived on the Grand Concourse & E. 167th Street throughout and after the War Years - before moving to Roscoe, NY to live with his nephew, where he passed away.


REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....SEMPER FI...... Arrangements... www.labellafuneralhome.com/book-of-memories/3699091/mc-cue-frank/service-details.php

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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #1098 on: January 22, 2019, 01:20:57 AM »
RET FF JOHN S. CICERO ENG*43....On 1-19-19 at 92 yrs of age....RET 1-26-77 after 20 yrs OTJ.... REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US NAVY) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... (extensive photo album) www.giordanofuneralhome.com/notices/John-Cicero



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« Reply #1099 on: January 22, 2019, 02:05:27 PM »
In regard to reply #1092 above FF Jim McEnroe....From the 1986 Medal Day Book:

Thomas E. Crimmins Medal
Awarded to FF James R. McEnroe, Ladder Co. 150

''Seniority," when most of us hear it, brings vaguely negative thoughts to mind. Whether this is generally just or not, it is a point too broad to cover here except as it relates to the F DNY. On May 16, 1985, FF James McEnroe of L150, was just four days away from his 25th FDNY Anniversary. The following account of his actions that day shows how the senior Firefighters in this job step up to lead the way when the going gets tough.

At the Queens Communications Office, Dispatcher 101ís 25 years experience picked up the urgency and sincerity in the caller's voice. This was no false alarm. The nearest ladder company, L150, was finishing up at a vacant building fire. Realizing precious minutes could be saved, Dispatcher 101 sent out the call. After checking with Captain Thomas Kubanick, Jim McEnroe, the company chauffeur, radioed that they were on the way.

As L150 responded to Box 5343, additional information came from the Dispatcher: "Fire reported at 91-32 195th Street. ... many callers reporting 3 people trapped on the top floor." When they rolled in, smoke had enveloped the top floor and roof of this 6-story 50' x 100' occupied MD. Dispersing like a veteran combat unit, the Firefighters adeptly moved to their various firefighting assignments. Captain Kubanick led his Interior Attack Team up to the top floor, while FF Donald Plante raced to the roof. FF Michael Bordes brought a 35-foot ladder to the rear and FF McEnroe began lowering the fire escape drop ladder in front of the building.

On the roof, Don Plante drawn to screams, looked over the rear parapet (knee-high wall) and through the swirling smoke he could see a woman leaning halfway out the 6th-floor window. She was hysterical, screaming that she had thrown her children out the window and she was going to jump herself if he didn't save her right away. The Interior Attack Team's progress was impeded by three heavy-duty security locks on the apartment's metal door. Despite the zero visibility in the smoke, they were able to force their way into the apartment where they were confronted by a solid wall of fire. Realizing that there wasn't a quick way around or through the flames without an Engine Company's hose line, Captain Kubanick radioed the situation.

In the meantime, Plante radioed McEnroe to bring the life-saving rope to the roof. During the minutes it took McEnroe to reach him, Don Plante kept a constant reassuring dialogue with the victim. When McEnroe joined Plante, they both continued to reassure Venay Mobley, while they tied the necessary knots and took the other steps so vital to a rope rescue. Within a matter of moments, secure within the 9/16-inch diameter rope, Jim McEnroe slipped over the parapet into the clouds of swirling smoke.

The volume of smoke and heat indicated the strong possibility that fire had entered the cockloft (the space between the underside of the roof and the top-floor ceiling). Both Firefighters realized that if this was the case, Plante's position on the roof would be in jeopardy. Since it was Plante who controlled McEnroe's descent, both men were at great risk.

As McEnroe reached the 6th-floor window, he was struck by the tremendous heat and steam venting from it. Despite Jim's efforts to reassure Ms. Mobley and his instructions for a safe pickup, the second he reached the ledge she leaped out on him. Frantically grasping at him, this 300-pound woman was almost lost. It took all of Jim's experience and strength to secure her and hold onto her. The sudden impact caused all the knots to tighten and coupled with the designed impact stretching (a foot or so) of the nylon rope, there was an awful sensation for a long moment. As the descent continued, both Jim McEnroe and Don Plante were strained almost beyond endurance, but they endured, and Venay Mobley is alive and well today because of it.

Today the FDNY is proud to present the Thomas E. Crimmins Medal to Firefighter James McEnroe, a Firefighter who shows what seniority means in the FDNY.


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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #1100 on: January 22, 2019, 06:24:27 PM »
 WOW - WHAT A STORY in the above post of "ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES". 

 There was no time outs. Or somebody would die.

 There were no promises made that the rescue attempt would be successful.

 Thank you FF James McEnroe for the GREAT JOB you did that day.

 Thank you Chief JK, "68jk09", for passing this story onto us, as well as all the other stories and names of FDNYs War Years Firefighters who have passed on.

 Thanks to ALL of THEM. And May They ALL Rest In Peace.

 

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ACTIVE FF STEVE BRADY ENG*84.
« Reply #1101 on: January 22, 2019, 09:15:14 PM »
65-2.... Active FF Steve Brady ENG*84......REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....Wake is Friday 1/25 2-4 7-9 Higgins FH 113 Lake road East Congers NY 10920 sat 1/26 visitation from 12 noon to 2pm with funeral service at 230 pm at the funeral home (no church)

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ACTIVE FF STEVE BRADY ENG*84.
« Reply #1102 on: January 23, 2019, 04:14:40 PM »
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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #1104 on: January 24, 2019, 04:15:34 PM »
RET FF PETER J. LOSCALZO ENG*54....On 1-18-19 at 87 yrs of age.....RET 7-20-80 after 23 yrs OTJ....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... https://clarkassociatesfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/338/Peter-Loscalzo/obituary.html#tribute-start
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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #1105 on: January 24, 2019, 04:31:57 PM »
RET FF MARTIN GITTLEMAN ENG*163.....On 1-22-19.....RET 7-19-87 after 21 yrs OTJ.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Funeral was held in Sun City CA. Evans-Brown Mortuary 27010 Encanto Drive 92585



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« Reply #1106 on: January 29, 2019, 04:49:02 PM »
RET FF/FM/UFA BKLYN TRUSTEE JOHN J. KOPP....On 1-27-19 in NC at 87 yrs of age .....John was appointed to LAD*108 on Siegel St in 1960 & later became the BKLYN Trustee of the UFA....after several yrs John returned to 108 now on Union Ave & then became a Fire Marshal....John RET in 1992 after 32 yrs OTJ...John was a Proud US Marine....his twin Brother Phil RIP was a War Years FF in LAD*28 & a LT in LAD*14... one of John's Sons was an NYPD LT.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC) & FDNY .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI..... arrangements will follow .

Funeral arrangements for John.

The viewing will be Thursday 1/31 4-8 pm
Brown-Wynne Funeral Home
200 SE Maynard Rd
Cary NC 27511
Friday 2/1 11am
Funeral Mass @
St. Michael Catholic
Church
804 High House Rd
Cary NC 27513
Graveside Service 1400 hrs Carolina Coastal State Veterans Cemetery 110 Montford Landing Road Jacksonville NC 28540 www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/cary-nc/john-kopp-8142032

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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #1107 on: January 29, 2019, 05:34:40 PM »
 Chief "68jk09", I'm sure the passing of FM John Kopp is also a personnel loss to you, as well as the retired and active members of Ladder 108.

 A Proud Marine, and a twin brother to FDNY War Years Firefighter Phil Kopp. Plus a father to a son who was a NYPD Lt.

 My condolences to FM John Kopp's family and friends as well.   

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« Reply #1108 on: January 29, 2019, 06:21:02 PM »
Rest in Peace Mister Koop. Thoughts and prayers for your family at home and on the job (Union Avenue, the UFA and the Marshal's Office). A well known FDNY family.
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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #1109 on: January 30, 2019, 01:32:28 AM »
RET LT JOSEPH V. HART LAD*52 ...WW2 VETERAN ...On 1-27-19 at 91 yrs of age...CHARTER MEMBER ORIGINAL SQ*1 IN HARLEM.....RET (from a botched Line Of Duty spinal operation) on 10-2-69 after 17 yrs OTJ ...REST IN PEACE BROTHER .....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (US NAVY WW*2) & FDNY....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.

Visitation: Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
418 Bedford Rd. Pleasantville, NY. 10570
Friday 2/1/2019 3-5 & 7-9 pm
Funeral Service: The Church of the Magdalene
525 Bedford Rd. Sleepy Hollow,NY 10591
Saturday 2/2/2019. 1PM
What a TERRIFIC  Obituary....    https://beecherflooksfh.com/book-of-memories/3707233/Hart-Joseph/service-details.php
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