FDNY denied 9/11 disability benefits for firefighter who suffered depression, PTSD until his death at mental hospital

Retired FDNY Firefighter Joe Battista, 63, died in a Florida mental hospital on April 5, 2018 after a long battle with PTSD and depression, report Dale W. Eisinger, Kerry Burke, and Thomas Tracy for the New York Daily News.

His illness has not been recognized as being caused by the terrorist attacks of 9/11, although he spent months at the World Trade Center site and at the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island, where debris was sifted after the attacks.

Battista was given two funerals, one in Florida, and one at  St. Dominic’s Catholic Church in NYC.

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Parks leader provides update on Flight 93’s final project

The Flight 93 National Memorial in Stonycreek Township will soon be completed when its final part, the Tower of Voices, is dedicated on September 9, 2018, reports Dylan Johnson of the Daily American.

Tower of Voices is a 93-foot high wind chime with 40 individual chimes, one for each voice stilled aboard United Flight 93 during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Families of those killed aboard the plane will attend the 5,000-person ceremony.

Construction is on schedule.

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Funeral and wake information needed for NYPD Detectives Sue Davila and Kim Hodge

We have learned of the World Trade Center-related deaths of NYPD Detectives Kim Hodge and Sue Davila, but have not heard any funeral arrangements. Please notify us of services.

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