Wednesday, September 24, 2014

9/11 Still Killing

From the NY Daily News: In a heartbreaking reminder that the Sept. 11 attacks are still claiming lives, three retired FDNY firefighters died on the same day from cancer contracted at Ground Zero.
Retired Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff and retired firefighters Robert Leaver and Daniel Heglund all died on Monday after suffering the ravages of 9/11-related illnesses.
Making the news even more poignant is the fact that Leaver and Bischoff grew up together in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and were lifelong best friends.
“I felt at least Robert and Howie went off to heaven together,” Leaver’s widow, Rosaria, told the Daily News.
FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro called the triple loss “a painful reminder that, 13 years later, we continue to pay a terrible price for the Department’s heroic efforts on September 11th.”
The deaths raise the tragic toll to 92 firefighters who have succumbed to illnesses stemming from sifting through the rubble of the toppled towers in the desperate search to recover bodies.
The FDNY lost 343 firefighters on the day Al Qaeda terrorists flew hijacked planes into the twin lower Manhattan skyscrapers. A total of 2,753 people were killed in the attack.
Sadly, the muslim terrorists still keep on killing, 13 years after New York City was attacked.

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