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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #735 on: June 30, 2017, 09:57:25 PM »
RET FF ANTHONY DRAGONETTI...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USN) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES..... csbartholomewandson.com/tribute/details/452/Anthony-Dragonetti/obituary.html#tribute-start


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« Reply #736 on: June 30, 2017, 10:02:37 PM »
RET LT RAY KELLY....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....Retired Lieutenant Ray Kelly passed away suddenly on a June 28, 2017.

Appt. 1/16/1965 - Retired 7/13/2001

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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #737 on: July 02, 2017, 03:09:35 PM »
RET FF WALLY HASTINGS ENG*23....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC & ANG) & FDNY.....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.....SEMPER FI ....Wake at Moloney Funeral Parlor on Ocean Ave, in Lake Ronkonkoma, almost to Portion Road. Wednesday July 5th 2-4, 7-9 , Thursday 2-4, 7-9, Friday prayer at the Funeral home with Full Military Honors at Calverton to follow. time unknown for Prayer. Wally was a proud Marine, & also in the 106th Air National Guard for at least 30 years. 



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« Reply #738 on: July 05, 2017, 11:48:55 PM »
RET FF CHARLES E. QUIGG  E40/35 Truck   REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   In Venice Florida on July 1st, 2017.....NFI at this time.

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« Reply #739 on: July 06, 2017, 08:27:04 PM »
RET FF CHARLES E. QUIGG  E40/35 Truck   REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   In Venice Florida on July 1st, 2017.....NFI at this time.

Charles E, Quigg  E 217, Eng 40 L35, L27-2,  Bronx Help Team.  The Suncoast Florida Retirees attended the service for Charlie,Yesterday at the Sarasota National Veterans cemetary, The Venice American legion was present also. The service was well attended.
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« Reply #740 on: July 06, 2017, 09:22:46 PM »
RET FF CHARLES E. QUIGG  E40/35 Truck   REST IN PEACE BROTHER ...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...   In Venice Florida on July 1st, 2017.....NFI at this time.

Charles E, Quigg  E 217, Eng 40 L35, L27-2,  Bronx Help Team.  The Suncoast Florida Retirees attended the service for Charlie,Yesterday at the Sarasota National Veterans cemetary, The Venice American legion was present also. The service was well attended.
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JOR Thank you....my original post was the only info i recd in an e mail.....do you know what years in 217 ?

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« Reply #741 on: July 06, 2017, 11:07:22 PM »
Chief, not sure but I will try to find out and let you know, my guess would be the early to mid 60's. I'm leaving for Pennsylvania tomorrow to visit My son and family.

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« Reply #742 on: July 08, 2017, 02:54:59 PM »
RET BC GEORGE MICKEL JR.....REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC KOREA) & FDNY......PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES....SEMPER FI ...       

http://obits.silive.com/obituaries/siadvance/obituary.aspx?n=george-mickel&pid=186028320&fhid=26320&f=portal
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« Reply #743 on: July 12, 2017, 06:31:30 PM »
RET LT WILLIAM LUTTER....REST IN PEACE BROTHER ....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY & FDNY...William C. Lutter, 75, of Sea Bright, New Jersey passed away on July 9, 2017, with his loving wife of 52 years by his side.
Bill was born on December 15, 1941 in New York City to the late William M. Lutter and late Catherine (Condren) Lutter.
He served in the Army National Guard from 1963 through 1970. He joined the New York City Fire Department in 1970, a career that he called “the best job of his life.” He served as a firefighter at Engine 60 and Ladder 17. When he was promoted to lieutenant he was transferred to Ladder 14.
A memorial gathering will be held at the Thompson Memorial Home on Sunday July 16th from 11:30 to 12:30 with a prayer service at 12:30. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to a charity of your choice.


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« Reply #744 on: July 18, 2017, 03:59:29 PM »
RET BC JOHN FOX...       http://marineparkfh.com/tribute/details/2156/John-Fox/obituary.html


John M. Fox suddenly on July 17, 2017 at home. He was 65. The son of the late John & Mary, he was born October 23, 1951 in Brooklyn NY.

John served Our Country with the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict. Upon returning home John joined the FDNY retiring as an FDNY Chief.

Father of John P. Fox, Meghan Fox, Camille Cabrera (Ruben) and Michael Winfield. Grandfather of Austin and Ashley. Dear brother of Ellen Fox, Maura Frawley (Larry) Patrick Fox and the late Kathleen Fox.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Judes Children's Hospital or the Heart Share Foundation.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday July 20th from 3 to 9:00PM. REST IN PEACE BROTHER....THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE BOTH MILITARY (USMC RVN) & FDNY .....PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES.... FF ENG*290...LAD*112...LAD*113......LT SQ*1......CPT*ENG*254.......BC BN*33.....While a LT in SQ*1 John received the James Gordon Bennet Medal for the rescue of a fellow FF who had fallen into the hole at the 1993 WTC Bombing......SEMPER FI.

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« Reply #745 on: July 18, 2017, 04:51:47 PM »
RET FF/FM MIKE McGRORTY LAD*111..FIRE MARSHAL....

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REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES...... www.legacy.com/guestbook/DignityMemorial/guestbook.aspx?n=michael-mcgrorty&pid=186100859



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« Reply #746 on: July 19, 2017, 11:45:24 AM »
In regard to reply # 144 above....From 1994 Medal Day Book:

Lieutenant JOHN M. FOX Squad Company 1

The bomb blast at the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993, is an event that is etched in everyone's mind as one of the most horrific to hit New York in many years. The level of destruction and the number of lives affected by the bombing are staggering. Much has been written of what happened that day and many more volumes are yet to come. Those who experienced the devastation firsthand will never forget it.

Lieutenant John M. Fox was having an average day until Box 33-69 was transmitted at 1231 Hours and Squad 1 was summoned to the World Trade Center for an explosion of undetermined origin. The company was directed to report to Deputy Chief Steven De Rosa in the lobby of the Vista Hotel. He informed them that a firefighter from Rescue 1 was missing and he ordered them to search on the B-1 level.

John led the other members of Squad 1, FFs James Brogan, William Walker, Peter Runfola, Joseph O'Donnell and Edmund Stoebe, on a very important journey. As they made their way down the stairs, the smoke pushing up at them grew darker and more acrid. Several firefighters were calling for a line and the members of Squad 1 stretched hose lengths in that direction until they ran out of line.

They continued forward and met Lieutenant John McAllister of Rescue 1, who informed them that Firefighter Kevin Shea had fallen into a hole. They followed McAllister to the edge of the hole, where the immensity of the blast became more apparent. Though the smoke made visibility poor, John saw fires burning on several levels across the chasm. Through the eerie light he caught glimpses of destruction that made him wonder if his eyes were playing tricks on him. The noise level from broken steam pipes, water pipes and car alarms was intense, but John was able to pinpoint Kevin calling for help. BC Richard Rewkowski arrived on the scene and ordered a roof rope operation to get someone down to help Shea. John chose to go and the other members of Squad 1 cleared the area and prepared to lower him. Conditions were severe with fire and no visibility in the immediate area and no protective hose line in place.

The entire operation was being conducted from a concrete slab that was cantilevered out, rough-hewn at the edge and had reinforcing rods protruding from it. John was forced to crawl backward off the slab across the reinforcing rods and had to grapple for a dropping-off point. The initial free fall until the rope tightened, gave the entire slab a jolt and caused it to lean even farther into the crater.

The uncertain condition of the rescue area increased the danger of the operation. Lt. Fox had no smooth surface to balance off as he descended. The heat and smoke rising up around him made him wonder what he was getting into. At the bottom of the pit, John had to walk, crawl and stumble over the jagged pieces of concrete and metal that lay between him and Kevin. When John finally made his way through the smoky maze, Shea remarked, "Boy am I glad to see you."

John heard someone else nearby struggling through the debris, so he called out and, after approximately ten minutes was joined by Firefighter John Tighe of Rescue 5. In his present position, Shea was getting drenched by water from broken pipes. The precarious position of another concrete slab from overhead, also added to John and Tighe's decision to move Shea to a safer place. After they stabilized Shea they prepared him for the long haul up out of the crater and then to a point where he could be removed to safety. They secured him to a Stokes stretcher and guided the basket through the pile of rubble. The other members of Squad 1 and additional firefighters helped lift Shea up.

For his actions, risking his own life to save the life of a fellow firefighter, the New York City Fire Department is proud to present the James Gordon Bennett Medal to Lieutenant John M. Fox.


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« Reply #747 on: July 19, 2017, 02:39:18 PM »
In regard to reply # 145 above....From 1985 Medal Day Book

FF Michael P. Mcgrorty Ladder Company 111

An alarm at five in the morning in Brooklyn will usually mean a fire with people in jeopardy. At that hour people will still be asleep in their beds and the toxic smoke will insidiously rise through floors and walls and kill them in their sleep without their ever knowing what transpired below them.

As the members of Ladder 111 arrived at 144 Lewis Avenue, they found a three story apartment house with a grocery store on the first floor. The store was roaring with heave fire. Heavy metal security gates were all down and locked in place impeding access to the fire. The first unit on the scene, Engine 217, had raised their portable ladder to the second floor fire escape balcony to help a man off the landing. The rescued victim said that there was a woman inside the apartment over the store. At this time heavy, black smoke was issuing from all floors of the building.

Lt. Glianna and the forcible entry man, Fr. McGrorty, raced up the interior stairs to the second floor. The fire was venting through the rear wall of the store and was travelling up the public stairway. The two firefighters were forced back down the stairs by a savage heat condition. They ran to the fire escape and used it to get to the second floor. They smashed through the windows and entered the apartment which was superheated by the fire raging directly below them. They were now in the frying pan.

At this point in the operation, water had not yet been applied to the fire because of problems created by the security gates. Fire was extending into the apartment via pipe recesses in the kitchen and bathroom and by auto-exposure into the bedroom window. The smoke condition was severe. The firefighters knew they did not have much time before the apartment lit up, trapping them.

Despite the rapidly deteriorating conditions, Fr. McGrorty, fully aware of his position, crawled to the farthest reaches of the bedroom and found Esther Jones. The 75-year-old woman was semi-conscious, on the floor gasping for air. Fr. McGrorty dragged the victim across the bedroom and with the help of the Lieutenant placed her in the bucket of the tower ladder.

Mrs. Jones was then removed to the street where she was given oxygen and evacuated to Woodhull Hospital. Her life was surely forfeited had it not been for the tenacious determination of this firefighter.

Today the F.D.N.Y. is proud to present the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Medal to Firefighter Michael P. McGrorty.



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Re: ANOTHER WAR YEARS VET PASSES.
« Reply #748 on: July 19, 2017, 09:57:27 PM »
There is a photo that was in WNYF-  showing then Fr. Fox of L 113 assisting in a scaling ladder rescue.  Anybody got it?   Chief Fox was well known during his time at 113 for extreme acts of bravery, most of which were not written up, as related by some old Rats.

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« Reply #749 on: July 26, 2017, 03:17:41 PM »
RET LT DENNIS HORIGAN...REST IN PEACE BROTHER...PRAYERS FOR THE COMFORT OF THE FAMILIES... OTJ 1968 .. FF 103..143..102..127..R*1...LT LAD*159... www.massapequafuneralhome.com/obituary/dennis-c-horigan/