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    Tuesday August 2, 2005 is the 27th anniversary of the Waldbaum's Collapse on Ocean Avenue and Avenue Y. Brooklyn Box 44-3300 was received at the change of tours on August 2, 1978.
    The following brothers were lost ...
    George Rice, TL-153
    James McManus, TL-153
    William O'Conner, L-156
    Lieut. James Cutillo, Bn. 33 (covering L-156)
    Charles Bouton, L-156
    Harold Hastings, Bn. 42 (Battalion aide)


    Rest in Peace BROTHERS.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
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    Amen, Ray, Amen...!

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    Rest in Peace, Bothers
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    Not forgotten. Rest in peace.

    God bless and pull the ceiling as you go.

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    God Bless Them and the Families





    note-when we are talking about LODD can we not use our signatures - it takes away from the seriousness that we all feel.

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    August 2, 1978 -- Six firefighters died at the fire when the roof collapsed, 34 were injured. It was the worst single disastrous fire for the Fire Department since the Madison Sq. fire of Oct. 17-18, 1966, when 12 firefighters were killed.
    The heroes who died are:
    FF George Rice, 38, L 153
    FFJames McManus, 48 L 153
    Cov. Lt. James Cutillo, 39, 33rd Batt.
    FF Harold Hastings, 40, 43rd Batt.
    FF Charles Bouton,38, L. 156
    FF William O'Connor,29, L. 156.
    Critically injured were FF's Richard Smicuska and George Costanza.
    The fire started at 8:40 am in Waldbaums supermarket, Ave. Y and Ocean Ave., Sheepshead Bay. Nearly 23 electricians, plumbers etc were renovating the building when the fire started in the mezzanine area. All hands at 8:49 2nd at 9:02. Shortly after 9:20 with 20 firefighters on the roof a crackling sound was heard and the center portion of the roof fell into the smoke and flames. Some of the firefighters were seen running toward the edge of the roof, some made it, others nearby fell into the hole. At 9:18 3rd alarm sent in. Later it went to a 5th alarm. Laborers and firefighters managed to pull out some who were near walls, some crawled out. Several holes were made into the wall to pull out injured survivors and victims. Some wives were at the scene when their husbands fell.
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    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

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    FF George Rice, 38, L 153; FFJames McManus, 48 L 153; Cov. Lt. James Cutillo, 39, 33rd Batt.; FF Harold Hastings, 40, 43rd Batt.; FF Charles Bouton,38, L. 156; FF William O'Connor,29, L. 156.
    All in the prime of their life

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    RIP Brothers.

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    Remembered in my Prayers.
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    Rest in Peace thanks for the post Ray..........

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    Rest in peace brothers...you will not be forgotten

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    FDNY to Honor 30th Anniversary of the Walbaum’s Fire

    Members of the FDNY will join Saturday for a memorial service commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Walbaum’s fire, which occurred on August 2, 1978.

    May they Rest in Peace
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    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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    I'm sure they will "be" there today, watching over their loved ones.

    Rest peacefully, men.
    September 11th - Never Forget

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    Rest easy Brothers, we got it from here.
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    Rest in peace.

    Gone but not forgotten.

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    Also posted on the main forum.... Always remembered.

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    Rest in Peace Brothers

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    He was just five years old when he lost his father, a firefighter, in one of the worst tragedies in Fire Department history. Thirty years later, Billy O'Connor led a somber procession through Brooklyn to mark the 30th anniversary of the Waldbaum's supermarket blaze that killed six Bravest. O'Connor remembered how he stood next to his mother, watching the inferno and waving at his father, who was atop the Sheepshead Bay building. Seconds later the roof collapsed and William O'Connor fell to his death along with five comrades - George Rice, James McManus, Harold Hastings, Charles Bouton and James Cutillo. "They're all our fathers," said Billy O'Connor, who is now an NYPD cop. "We're all a family." Bagpipers accompanied the mourners as they marched from Engine 276 Ladder 156's firehouse to a memorial service at St. Brendan's Church led by Msgr. John Delendick, the FDNY chaplain. "The memory of these six men will never be forgotten, this is an opportunity to keep them alive," Delendick said during the standing-room-only service. "Aug. 2 was a terrible tragedy and our lives changed drastically that day." The blaze broke out in the mezzanine of the supermarket, where workers were carrying out renovations. Some 150 firemen from 30 companies were called to the scene - which became the worst single disaster for the FDNY in a dozen years. "I was the lucky one, the men I worked with were brave, great men," said Tom Higgins, 56, who was a probie firefighter that day. "We owe these men our lives," said Jim Munday, 63, who was in a fire truck when the roof collapsed. "We come back every year to pay our respects."
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
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    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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    another year.....

    NEVER FORGET
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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    George Rice, TL-153
    James McManus, TL-153
    William O'Conner, L-156
    Lieut. James Cutillo, Bn. 33 (covering L-156)
    Charles Bouton, L-156
    Harold Hastings, Bn. 42 (Battalion aide)

    Rest peacefully in the arms of the angels. We will NEVER FORGET.

    Thanks for the reminder, Ray.
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

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