This is the door from the pumper that was on scene when the WTC collapsed Sept 11.
Squad 1 lost half of its squad at the World Trade Center in the September 11th attacks. The squad would be one of the most devastated FDNY units impacted by the collapse of the Twin Towers losing 11 members: Captain James M. Amato, Lt. Edward A. D'Atri, Lt. Michael Esposito, Lt. Michael N. Fodor, Brian Bilcher, Thomas M. Butler, Peter Carroll, Robert Cordice, David J. Fontana, Matthew David Garvey, and Stephen Gerard Siller. Squad 1 crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to respond to the attacks and was last seen in the South Tower.
A little about me:
I was raised a military brat and lived all around the US growing up. I went to Auburn University then joined the Air Force upon graduation. In the Air Force I flew B-1B bombers, T-37 and T-38 trainers and KC-135s. I retired from the Air National Guard after 21 years of service. I was also an airline pilot for Midwest Airlines where I flew DC-9s, MD-80s and Boing 717s. All of Midwest’s flight-crews were outsourced in 2008 and now I make my living selling art and various other jobs in the Florida Panhandle.
A little about art:
Like many photographers I received my first camera as a gift at some ridiculously young age. Like many I am passionate about it to the point of obsession. I have been shooting film for 20...
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