Category Archives: 9/11 Community

Americanism Award presented to 9/11 survivor Don Bacso

Don Bacso, fourth from left, receives American Legion Post 369's Americanism Award from, from left, Ernest Komasinski, Martin Dzieglowicz, Bob Newman, Ed Trice, and Stanley Nalewski. Provided by Joanne Kuss

Staff NWI Times American Legion Post 369 in East Chicago recently awarded Don Bacso, a 9/11 survivor, its Americanism Award for 2014. On September 11, 2001 Bacso was working as a computer consultant in the World Trade Center’s twin towers. He was supposed to be in New York for one week, having arrived September 10. […]

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Street dedicated to NYPD Officer Francis T. Pitone

The unveiling of a street sign dedicated to Officer Francis T. Pitone, an NYPD officer and September 11 first responder who died last August, was met with applause.

By David Weingrad Long Island Herald Hanging below the traditional green street sign on Corey Lane in East Meadow is another one, a blue commemorative sign reading “Officer Francis T. Pitone Ln,” in honor of a 20-year New York Police Department officer, a first responder after the September 11 attacks, who died last August. Frank […]

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FDNY Trident Ride reaches South Carolina

Riders from Engine 6/Ladder 9 in South Carolina

By Charles Slate The Engine 9 Ladder 6 FDNY Ride for the Trident House pulls into the South Carolina Welcome Center in Little River, Thursday afternoon. They are riding from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center to the Naval Special Operations Museum in Fort Christie Florida.The Navy SEAL Trident House sits along the […]

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