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Press Releases / 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 22, 2003

MEDIA ADVISORY
MEMBERS OF THE USS PHILIPPINE SEA TO PRESENT FDNY ENGINE COMPANY 16 / LADDER COMPANY 7 WITH MEMORIAL PLAQUE AS A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY TO FDNY

Tomorrow morning at 0930 hours, members of the US. Navy vessel the USS Philippine Sea will be at Engine Company 16 / Ladder Company 7 to present the firehouse with a memorial plaque recognizing the losses suffered by FDNY on 9-11. The USS Philippine Sea is currently at port in Manhattan as part of the Fleet Week celebration and was one of the first vessels deployed in Operation Enduring Freedom. Relatives of Richie Muldowney, a firefighter assigned to Ladder 7 and killed on 9-11 will also be on hand for the ceremony. Richie's brother in law is assigned aboard the USS Philippine Sea and launched a Tomahawk Cruise Missile in his memory during the opening days of the war on terror.

Great Photo Opportunity

WHO:

Members of Engine 16 / Ladder 7, USS Philippine Sea, family members of fallen firefighter Richie Muldowney, top FDNY Officials

WHAT:

Plaque ceremony from USS Philippine Sea to Engine 16 / Ladder 7

WHERE:

Quarters of Engine Company 16 / Ladder 7 - E. 29th Street NY, NY

WHEN:

Friday May 23, 2003 930 AM


Contact: Francis X. Gribbon/Mike Loughran (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

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