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 Posted: Wed Sep 11th, 2019 05:27 pm
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September 11, 2001.

Let's remember those who died.

I knew several NYFD firefighters who died or were injured the crushing collpase of the World Trade Center. Many others served on that day. The closest was a Silver Star Marine. It is said, "A Silver Star for a Marine is like a Medal of Honor for the other branches of the Armed Forces." And much harder to get. He was much-decorated with the NYFD as well.

Humbly...he credited me me for saving his life, as I directed him on the path of quiting drinking. I drink...but he had...a problem. He then got into Yoga. One of the nicest, toughist, most soft-spoken and decent men I have ever known. And Hollywood Handsome.

One night, I saw him stare down 5 scum-thugs on 8th Avenue in Times Square because they made catcalls to his Lady Friend. He calmly lined them up against a wall and made each of them politely apologize to her. (Otherwise, they JUST KNEW, he would have ripped all them apart.) An amazing thing to watch.

R.I.P. my friend.

And Blessings on their families.

IMR