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FDNY engineer dies at 43 amid battle against 9/11-linked brain tumor, one year after his firefighter dad’s site-related death

Firefighter Robert Alexander died of World Trade Center-related brain cancer at the age of 43, a year after his father, Lt. Raymond Alexander died of a combination of seven different cancers caused by his work at the World Trade Center. They are the first FDNY father and son to die of site-related illness, reports Thomas […]

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Bernard Kenny, stabbed as he tried to stop extremist attacking Jo Cox, has died

Bernard Kenny, the 79-year-old man who bravely intervened in the stabbing death of MP Jo Cox last year, has died. Kenny was stabbed and seriously wounded in the terrorist attack on Ms. Cox on June 16, 2016, writes Sean Morrison in the Evening Standard. Mr. Kenny was given the George Medal, Britain’s highest civilian honor, for his […]

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Retired FDNY Firefighter Michael Duffy dead at 63 after battle with 9/11-linked cancer

Retired FDNY Firefighter Michael Duffy, 63, died of World Trade Center-related cancer on August 8, 2017. Duffy had a 20-year career in the FDNY, all of it at Engine 310/Ladder 174 in East Flatbush, retiring in 2002 reports Thomas Tracy in the New York Daily News. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for St. Jude’s Medical […]

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