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Is it wrong that you still get a little messed up in side when you think of these he hero's and there family's.

Never wrong to feel that way, it WOULD be criminal to feel nothing! (imo) I feel the same for each and every one of my fellow Veterans too..

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"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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Never forget?

I was on the pile. Not for long, but I was there. I can still taste the air in my mouth- a mix of concrete dust, ash, smoke and......death. Does death have a taste? I'm not sure but if it does, it was there. I remember the sounds. Men shouting, shovels clanking against debris, pails being passed back and forth as men grunted, fire department portable radios cracking with messages, construction equipment, honking, and occasionally......an eerie silence, like in the Omaha Beach scenes in the movie "Saving Private Ryan". I talk freely about losing friends and brothers there a lot, but I rarely talk about having been there. But occasionally I think it's important to talk about it.

How CAN I forget? I WANT to forget, but I cannot. It is my duty as a brother to remember the fallen, and it is my duty as an American to never forget those innocents who lost their lives.

In loving memory of my friends:
-Captain Patrick "Paddy" Brown, Ladder Co. 3
-Battalion Chief Raymond Downey, Special Operations Command
-Firefighter Patrick O'Keefe, Rescue Company 1
-Firefighter Joseph Spor, Rescue Company 3

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TWO STROKES ARE FOR GARDEN TOOLS

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Randy, Ray Pfeifer was interviewed by the local news yesterday, modest soft spoken man. I have to talk to him in the fall on doing the conversion on his fire truck. Paul

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"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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Paul- yes someone sent that to me. He bought a Harley Trike at the beginning of this spring, and he's been spending a lot of time on that. But I am sure he will remember he has a firetruck eventually. Both he and his brother have a hard time driving it with their various ailments, so Im sure he will want to go with the conversion. He is a fine human being, a King among men.

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I posted on my Facebook the other day "343 PLUS people, 343 PLUS."

several came back with question marks.

Remember the 343 firefighters who died, plus the NYPD and the Port Authority Cops who gave their lives on 9/11.

But the "PLUS" too.....The hundreds, if not thousands of cops, firemen and construction workers who have contracted various cancers and diseases- mostly respiratory related....Who have also died since 9/11 and continue to die every day. The gentleman that Paul mentioned above- Ray Pfeifer, is an FDNY Fireman, who has stage 4 bone cancer, which was contracted as a result of him being involved in the recovery effort.

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