Farmingdale Honors and Remembers Peter Ganci
Last Thursday, Sept. 13, members of the Farmingdale Fire Department held a memorial service for Peter J. Ganci Jr., Farmingdale volunteer fireman and 33-year veteran and highly decorated Chief of the New York City Fire Department who died in the wake of the attack on the World Trade Center in Manhattan.
He Died a Hero
On September 11, 2001, Chief Peter J. Ganci Jr., chief of the New York City Fire Department, was killed at the World Trade Center disaster. He died a hero, as he managed to get 50 firemen to safety. He would not leave his men behind, as he knew that the second tower would come down.
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"There's really no way to describe it; it was absolute devastation," said Assistant Chief of the Farmingdale Fire Department John Salerno of the ground zero site in Manhattan, where he and approximately one dozen other Farmingdale firefighters went last Tuesday afternoon to help in the rescue effort after the World Trade Center attacks.
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