FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall adds 17 new names

Today, FDNY Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro added the names of 17 members who died of illnesses related to their work in the World Trade Center rescue and recovery efforts to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall at FDNY Headquarters in Brooklyn.

A total of 127 FDNY members are now listed on the World Trade Center Memorial Wall, which was unveiled in September 2011. “The number of those the FDNY has lost to the terrorist act of September 11th continues to grow year after year, from 343 brave members that tragic day, to now 127 members who bravely battled illnesses directly related to their selfless work,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “Remembering these heroes, and never forgetting their sacrifice, is one of the FDNY’s most important traditions.”

The inscription on the World Trade Center Memorial Wall reads:
“Dedicated to the memory of those who bravely served this Department protecting life and property in the City of New York in the rescue and recovery effort at Manhattan BOX 5-5-8087 WORLD TRADE CENTER”

Those added today to the World Trade Center Memorial Wall are

Lieutenant Robert G. Alford, Engine Company 231
Firefighter Richard R. Brenneisen, Ladder Company 43
Battalion Chief James N. Costello, Battalion 4
Firefighter Nicholas J. DeMasi, Engine Company 259
Battalion Chief George D. Eysser, Battalion 35
Firefighter Frank D. Fontaino, Engine Company 155
Captain John Gallagher, Engine Company 251
Lieutenant Gary J. Gates, Field Communications Unit
Firefighter Dennis J. Heedles Sr., Engine Company 151
Firefighter Thomas Kelly, Ladder Company 19
Lieutenant Harold E. McNeil Sr., Station 31
Firefighter Joseph A. Morstatt, Ladder Company 45
Firefighter Richard E. Nogan, Ladder Company 113
Firefighter Adolfo Otaño, Engine Company 202
Auto Mechanic Raffaele E. Scarpitti, FDNY Fleet Services
Firefighter Michael P. Smith, Ladder Company 58
Captain Thomas J. Thompson, Engine Company 306

See photos from today’s ceremony here.

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