The FDNY Foundation joins the FDNY in honoring 43 FDNY members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center. Their names were added to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall on Wednesday, September 6th in a ceremony at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn.
To date, 341 FDNY members have died of World Trade Center related illnesses. The FDNY Foundation will never forget the service and sacrifice of all FDNY members we have lost since 9/11.
The inscription on the World Trade Center Memorial Wall reads: “Dedicated to the memory of those who bravely served this Department protecting life and property in the City of New York in the rescue and recovery effort at Manhattan BOX 5-5-8087 WORLD TRADE CENTER”
Those added today to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall are: Firefighter Dennis J. Komar, EMS Captain Faye Baughman, EMS Lt. Gloria Gordon, Lieutenant Baudon C. Malmbeck, Firefighter Russell Feliciano, Dr. Sabina B. Ostolski, EMT Steven Thorsen, Lieutenant Arthur J. Darby, Firefighter Richard C. Toshack, Supervising Fire Marshal James E. Devery, Firefighter Edward V. Hronec, Captain Paul W. Schmalzried, Firefighter Ronald J. Kirchner, Firefighter William M. Hughes, Firefighter Gregg Lawrence, Battalion Chief Joseph A. McKie, Lieutenant James F. McCauley, Jr., Battalion Chief Stephen J. Geraghty, Firefighter George J. Tripptree, Firefighter Peter A. Chiodo, Firefighter John F. McDonnell, Battalion Chief Brian E. O’Flaherty, Firefighter Michael J. Arriaga, Firefighter Thomas D. Healy, Lieutenant Michael G. Hance, Lieutenant Donald J. Kelly, Firefighter Thomas J. McDougall, Marine Wiper Bruce Peat, Lieutenant Joseph Brosi, Battalion Chief James J. Hanley, Firefighter Victor A. Cantelmo, Paramedic Peter L. Bushey, Paramedic Paul Daniels, Captain Gary A. Nybro, Firefighter James C. Mager, Firefighter Douglas F. Harkins, Lieutenant Richard Kobbe, Fire Marshal Karl J. Sederholt, Lieutenant James J. Burns II, Firefighter Michael T. Costa, Captain Neil R. Ferro.
The FDNY Foundation will never forget the bravery, sacrifice, dedication, and courage of these FDNY members. They will never be forgotten.