On Sept. 11 2001, 343 New York City firemen gave their lives, saving some 30,000 people from the World Trade Center. Here are their stories.
Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Joe Bellino earned the Heisman Trophy in 1960 for the Naval Academy then began his active service commitment. Learned that he was drafted by both the NFL’s Washington Redskins and the AFL’s Boston Patriots while he was in the South China Sea in 1961. His ship was in Cuba during the Missile Crisis and he deployed to Vietnam three times. He played three seasons with the Patriots and served a total of 29 years in the Naval Reserve before retiring as a captain. Passed away in 2019.
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