Vincent S. Morello, 34, of New York City, a firefighter with the New York Fire Department, was lost on September 11 in the World Trade Center. He came from a family of firefighters. He was married to Debi and father to Justin and Paige.
BC John Moran, 43, was a 22-year FDNY veteran with a law degree from Fordham University. He was destined for the job. Moran’s father, brother, uncle and cousins were all firefighters.
Fire Captain Thomas Carlo Moody reported for duty at Hazardous Material Operations in Maspeth, Queens on Sept 11th and neither he nor the 18 other men he responded with that fateful day survived.
Michael Montesi loved being a firefighter‚ and was extremely proud to be a member of the elite Rescue Company 1. He was always pondering the issues that the unit faced. He created a small air pack that could be strapped onto a trapped person’s face. The packs are still carried in the Rescue 1 Truck.
Thomas Eugene Molinaro was only 23 days old when his father, Firefighter Carl Eugene Molinaro of Tottenville, was buried underneath the rubble of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center.
If you missed the muscle-bound guy with six tattoos, smirk tucked under his mustache, roaring around on a Harley-Davidson, Manny Mo — as Manuel Mojica Jr. was known — had one more way to announce himself.
"The first time I met him, I told people I had met a man that was 10 feet tall," Maria Barreto said about her fiancé, Lt. Dennis Mojica, who was 5 feet 11 inches tall.
As a man who was once a waiter, a chimney sweep and a mechanic, Louis J. Modafferi knew what working for a living was all about. But being a firefighter wasn't just a job for the Fire Department's Rescue Co. 5 captain; it was a way of life.
The firefighters at Ladder Co. 110 looked up to "Big Daddy," and it wasn't only because of his towering physique. Lt. Paul Mitchell was also a respected leader, a strong man with a caring and generous spirit.
Thomas Mingione‚ 34‚ was a firefighter with Ladder 132 in Brooklyn. He was a beloved husband‚ cherished son‚ loving brother‚ fond nephew‚ special uncle‚ and adored cousin and friend.