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FDNY firefighters bid farewell to unsung 9/11 hero Thomas Phelan at Brooklyn funeral

The funeral of FDNY Firefighter Thomas Phelan was held yesterday in Brooklyn. Phelan, 45, died of World Trade Center-related cancer last week week report Graham Rayman and Thomas Tracy in the New York Daily News. On September 11, 2001, Phelan, then a Statue of Liberty Cruises ferry captain, evacuated hundreds of people from Lower Manhattan. He […]

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Retired FDNY firefighter and ‘Chopped’ chef Keith Young dies of 911-related illness 

Keith Young, 53, a retired FDNY firefighter who won a number of television prizes for his cooking, has died of World Trade Center-related cancer, reports John Annese of the New York Daily News. Young spent 18 years on the job, mostly at Ladder 156 and TL-158 and worked during the recovery efforts after the terrorist attacks of […]

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FDNY hero Thomas Phelan, who evacuated hundreds on 9/11, dies at 45 of cancer

FDNT Firefighter Thomas Phelan, who in his former profession of ferry captain evacuated hundreds of people from Lower Manhattan during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, has died of World Trade Center-related cancer at the age of 45, report Thomas Tracy and Rich Schapiro of the New York Daily News. Firefighter Phelan joined the FDNY […]

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