Posthumous award given to FF Durrell V. Pearsall Jr. of Rescue 4, FDNY

The late FF Durrell V. Pearsall Jr. has been posthumously honored with the Order of Anthony Wayne, the highest honor bestowed by his alma mater, Valley Forge Military Academy and College, reports Accesswire.

Better known as “Bronko,” Durrell Pearsall ran into the World Trade Center as part of the FDNY’s Rescue 4, becoming one of the 343 firefighters who gave their lives during the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

He graduated from VFMAC in 1986.

The school’s president, Stuart B. Helgeson, said, “He is most deserving of this great honor as he lived a life exemplifying what he learned here by selflessly serving others throughout his career as a New York City firefighter.”

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New treatment destroys head and neck cancer tumours in trial

A new clinical trial in the United Kingdom using a “cocktail” of cancer medications has completely destroyed head and neck tumours for some patients with terminal cancer, writes Andrew Gregory for the Guardian.

Experts believe that combining immunotherapy drugs could significantly help people with advanced forms of skin, colon, and kidney cancers too.

The combination treatment also reduces side effects.

Further studies will be done, but this treatment seems promising.

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Restoring the Firemen’s Memorial

The Firemen’s Memorial in Riverside Park is being restored.

Water and lime damage and some cracks that have appeared on the 108-year-old monument will be repaired over the coming months, due to the kindness of an anonymous donor, reports Gabriella Ferrigine for Our Town NY.

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