Category Archives: 9/11 Community

Somerset County Coroner Wally Miller recounts responding to Flight 93 crash

Somerset County Coroner Wally Miller shared his story of recovering remains from United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville Pennsylvania at the National Flight 93 Memorial, reports Dylan Johnson in the Daily American. Much of the plane had disintegrated into pieces scattered over 100 acres of trees and former coal mines. “The fragmentation was mind-boggling to me,” said Miller to the group. Some […]

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9/11 still killing as retired cop and firefighter die of cancers

Retired FDNY Firefighter William Gormley, 53 (left) and retired NYPD Detective William Kinane, 60 (right) died of World Trade Center-related illnesses within a day of one another, writes Thomas Tracy in the New York Daily News. Both men were scheduled to use the same funeral home, but FF Gormley’s family was asked to move to a different […]

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Postcards Memorial now also honors recovery workers who died of 9/11 illnesses

The names of 66 police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel and recovery workers from Staten Island have now been carved in marble next to the Postcards 9/11 Memorial reports Amanda Farinacci of NY1. A memorial ceremony for the recovery workers who died from illnesses contracted from toxins at the site of the former World Trade Center will be held every […]

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