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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JuLY 1, 2004

MEDIA ADVISORY:

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA TO PRESENT $25,000 CHECK ON BEHALF OF FDNY TO US MARINE AND LONG ISLAND VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER LANCE CORPORAL IAN LENNON

Lennon was badly burned in an explosion while serving overseas

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will present a check for $25,000 to US Marine Lance Corporal Ian Lennon. Lennon was injured in an explosion in Kuwait while serving our country. As a result of the explosion he was badly burned. He is a volunteer firefighter and resident of Long Island and has incurred large hospital bills due to the extensive nature of his injuries. A collection was made in all NYC Firehouses and the overwhelming support and bond between firefighters and military personnel resulted in the collection of $25,000. The check presentation will take place in the lobby of FDNY Headquarters in front of the Fire Department Memorial Wall and Commissioner Scoppetta will be joined by members of FDNY and the US Marine Corps, as well as members of the Lennon family.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, US Marine Ian Lennon, FDNY Chief of Department Peter Hayden, Firefighters and Members of US Marine Corps

WHAT:

Presentation of $25,000 check by Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta to US Marine Ian Lennon on behalf of FDNY members

WHERE:

FDNY Headquarters Lobby – 9 Metrotech Center, Brooklyn NY

WHEN:

Thursday July 1, 2004 10:30 AM

*Photo-op

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

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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