William Woodlon, 9/11 FDNY hero, dies after long bout with lung cancer

Firefighter William Woodlon died of World Trade Center-related lung cancer last week at the age of 66, report Denis Slattery Laura Dimon Thomas Tracy Ginger Adams Otis of New York Daily News.

“They called him the mayor of the block,” said his wife Barbara.

Woodlon joined the Fire Department in January 1982 and worked at Engine 39 in Manhattan, then Engine 21. He retired in 2002.

Firefighter Woodlon responded to the attacks on September 11, 2001, afterwards suffering from asthma, PTSD, COPD and emphysema.

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