Gary Geidel

Gary Geidel 44. New York City
Rescue 1 (Manhattan)
Son of Paul Geidel, who flew 43 combat missions in a B-26 Invader during the Korean War before joining FDNY in 1957, ultimately becoming a lieutenant on Rescue 1… Gary was one of Geidel’s three sons that followed in their father’s footsteps… Both Gary and Ralph joined the Marines out of high school… Gary was appointed in 1981 and served with Ladder 11 and Rescue 5 before joining Rescue 1… Brother Michael also served on Rescue 1… Ralph spent nine months looking for his brother’s remains at Ground Zero and passed away in 2014… Gary was just days from retiring after 20 years in the FDNY… Memorialized on Panel S-10 at the National September 11 Memorial.

Fallen members of Rescue 1:
Capt. Terence S. Hatton
Lt. Dennis Mojica
Joseph Angelini, Sr.
Gary Geidel
William L. Henry, Jr.
Kenneth J. Marino
Michael G. Montesi
Gerard T. Nevins
Patrick J. O’Keefe
Brian E. Sweeney
David M. Weiss

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Author: Chris Carter

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