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Peter Ganci III, son of FDNY chief killed on 9/11, promoted to captain

Peter Ganci III is now an FDNY captain.

His father, FDNY Chief of Department Peter Ganci, was killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He had a chance to escape, but refused to leave his men and was killed in the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

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NYPD sergeant says he was punished for his 9/11-related illnesses

NYPD Sergeant Cyress Smith is filing a lawsuit against his employers, claiming that the NYPD sent him to a disciplinary unit and withheld overtime from him for attending doctors’ appointments for his World Trade Center-related illness. Sgt. Smith, 52, suffers from World Trade Center cough, asthma and sleep apnea from his work at Fresh Kills […]

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Retired Navy firefighter Alan Wallace shares his 9/11 Pentagon experience

Alan Wallace was a firefighter with the United States Navy on September 11, 2001. Normally, he was stationed at Arlington National Cemetery, but his assignment was changed to the Pentagon.

Now retired, he shared his story of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon with Ohio students recently.

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