FDNY Adds 27 Names to Memorial Wall for Deaths Related to World Trade Center Illnesses

September 9, 2020

The FDNY will add the names of 27 members who died of illnesses related to their work in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center to the FDNY World Trade Center Memorial Wall in a closed ceremony on Wednesday, September 9, at 4 p.m. at FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. The ceremony can be viewed on the Department’s website, www.nyc.gov/FDNY.

To date more than 226 FDNY members have died of World Trade Center related illnesses. This year, due to the growing number of those who have died, and to ensure room to properly honor and remember their memories moving forward, the wall was expanded for the first time since its construction in 2011.

“Our Department made a solemn promise to never forget the bravery and sacrifice of the 343 members who gave their lives on September 11th, and the growing list of heroes who have died due to illnesses related to their courageous work throughout the rescue and recovery effort,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “Though we are unable to join in person this year to remember these 27 extraordinary individuals, we still pause to honor that promise by ensuring their memory lives on with their inclusion on our World Trade Center memorial wall.”

Those to be added to the memorial wall are:

Firefighter Owen T. Carlock, Ladder 122
Firefighter Robert M. Gless, Engine 329
Firefighter John B. O'Brien, Engine 329
Firefighter James J. Hurson, Engine 318
Captain Robert E. Collis, Engine 304
Firefighter Joseph Walsh, Ladder 32
Auto Mechanic James J. Sottile, Shops
Firefighter Joseph R. Losinno, Engine 302
Firefighter Robert B. Fitzgibbon, Engine 47
Firefighter Walter E. McKee, Battalion 39
Firefighter John W. Boyle, Rescue 1
Firefighter Roger Espinal, Engine 320
Firefighter Richard J. Tanagretta, Rescue 5
Firefighter Andrew S. Gargiulo, Engine 160
Lieutenant Richard G. Estreicher, Engine 248
Firefighter Clifford R. DiMuro, Ladder 137
Captain Dennis M. Gilhooly, Engine 67
Firefighter Brian W. Casse, Engine 294
Firefighter Michael L. Feldman, Ladder 161
Firefighter Richard B. Jones, Ladder 25
Lieutenant Paul W. Deo, Jr., Engine 317
Firefighter Joseph A. Hatzelman, Engine 218
Firefighter Daniel R. Foley, Rescue 3
Battalion Chief Dennis J. Moynihan, Battalion 18
Firefighter John H. Marr, Engine 34
Lieutenant Kevin C. Dunn, Engine 251
Firefighter Paul J. Greco, Squad 270

The inscription on the Memorial Wall, which was unveiled in September of 2011, reads:

“Dedicated to the memory of those who bravely served this department protecting life and property in the City of New York in the rescue and recovery effort at Manhattan Box 5-5-8087 World Trade Center”

WHO: Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro; Chief of Department John Sudnik, FDNY Chaplains

WHERE: FDNY Headquarters – 9 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn

WHEN: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 – 4 p.m.