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nfd2004

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The flag has been received
Thanks Lebby for your effort in getting back that flag. I know that our good friend Frank M, “Manhattan” would thank you as well

Phillip, let me also add, my apology to you for spelling your last name and your user name wrong in my previous statements regarding the recovery and return of this flag

Please let me add, as many of us see it, you are not only a credit to this site but a credit to your generation and the FDNY/EMS as well
Thank you
 
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nfd2004

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Maybe some of the members here might be able to help.

Now that the American Flag that Frank Meade (RIP) had donated to the FDNY/EMS has been recovered, Lebby has asked; "WHERE SHOULD IT GO" ?

I suggested it go back to the EMS Station where Frank had delivered it to. Along with the story of what happen and perhaps a few photos of Frank to keep in his honor for what he had done. Of course that would probably require approval of the higher ups.
 

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Members of NYCFIRE, we have some very interesting news to tell you about some of our most popular, well known, highly respected members.

First Announcement;
Our good friend, Joe Materia, aka "mack" has "finally" joined the ranks of the Unemployed. "mack" has recently retired from his fulltime job at the U.S. Pentagon.
He began working in the Pentagon following a 37 year career with the United States Army retiring at the rank of Colonel. Joe, a West Point Graduate holds two Masters Degrees. As I understand it, Joe was also in charge of the U.S. Army Operations following the Attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Joe's father was a highly respected member of the FDNY War Years and retired at the rank of Battalion Chief. That is how Joe got interested in the fire service (FDNY) and he would often ride with his father in Coney Island, which was seeing it's own share of plenty of work in those days. Then later in Staten Island.

Joe's son is also a firefighter assigned to one of Boston's busiest Ladder Companies. His son as I understand it spent Three Tours in Iraq with the Special Forces. He also saved a woman's life who had her leg amputated after being hit at the Boston Marathon Bombing. Later both got married and their story was told on several television networks.

Joe, you certainly leave with an impressive resume. Thank you for all you have done for us and I greatly appreciate your friendship.

Now we move on to another highly respected and popular member known as "guitarman314". Of course I am talking about Tom Eve. A retired Post Office Supervisor as well as a very talented guitar player who played with some of the Most Popular Doo Wop groups of our time. In addition to that, Tom was very skilled with building fire truck models from scratch. He would be able to make an EXACT Model of any fire truck whether the FDNY or otherwise. Tom has made such hand crafted models for many members of this site.

Many of us here also know Tom on a personnel basis. He presents a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the history of FDNY Fire apparatus. We have seen that many times here on that site with his contributions.

Tom also grew up in the South Bronx during the FDNY War Years. As I understand, he was a buff who would have close ties to the members of Engine 60 and Ladder 17, some of the busiest FDNY companies in the city as the South Bronx was burning everyday and night.

Later Tom moved to Staten Island where he had made his home there until October 9th of this year (2020).
Tom Eve, aka "Gman", has moved to a sunny, warmer, St Cloud, Fla. No more snow and ice for him.
As I understand it, he is keeping his home at this time in S.I. and will be renting it out to one of his daughters.

Well Tom, I think you'll find yourself plenty of retired firefighters down there with you. I'm sure it won't take long and you may even find a few guys who maybe you remember from the old neighborhood.
We wish you all the Best Tom. Just keep in touch with us guys up here, okay.

Now just one more interesting note that I never knew before.

This site owner, "tbendick" as well as his associate, "truck4", grew up together as kids and went to school together. Both celebrate the same birthdays together. Both have a daughter and younger son of school age.
"tbendick" is now a Lt in the FDNY and "truck4" is now a Capt in the Yonkers Police Dept.

Well guys, for me it's time to go. I haven't done anything but eat and brush my teeth. It's now almost 3 pm. Remember earlier I told you being Old and Unemployed has some Advantages. Well Joe, "mack", you'll get used to it soon enough too, now that you are RETIRED.

Joe "Mack" Apologies for being late to the party but congratulations on retirement. I hope you enjoy the days to come and please God when the covid is gone ill see you on this side of the pond

Also wishing GMan all the best in the sunnier South.
 

nfd2004

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Thank you Brad.

That picture tells a story that only "I", William Dennis, aka Willy D, can fully understand.

At this time I can NOT comment on "FREE DENNIS" painted on the side of that truck.

Some of you may also remember a photo posted on this site showing the words "Willy D NFD" on the bricked up front of the old quarters of Engine 48, then Salvage 3, on Webster Ave in the Bronx.

I can only say that at this point my attorneys are investigating and perhaps some of our nations highest security members.

And to think that it all started with that vacant firehouse picture posted by our good friend, "mack" on this site. The author of FDNY Firehouses and Fire Companies
 
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