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NYFD Battalion Chief John Moran (Freeper BCM) Perishes In World Trade Center
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Posted on 10/04/2001 1:22:45 PM PDT by AppyPappy

The bone-chilling wail of bagpipe playing "Amazing Grace" echoed through a Queens church yesterday as yet another fallen firefighter from the World Trade Center tragedy was memorialized in death.

It was yet another day — of many more to come — for Masses and memorial services for both heroic rescue workers and innocent civilians lost in the flames and collapsing towers.

At the memorial Mass for 49th Battalion Chief John Moran, his younger brother, Firefighter Michael Moran of Ladder 3, recalled how he spoke to his brother by cell phone after the second plane crashed into the Trade Center.

"I told him to be careful," the younger Moran told mourners, including his brother's wife, Kim, and two sons, Ryan, 7, and Dylan, 4. "I didn't see him there that day, but now I see him all the time."

The memorial Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church in Belle Harbor, Queens, was conducted by the fallen firefighter's uncle, Father Paul Moran, who called his 42-year-old nephew's last assignment a "mission of love, to save life, not destroy it."

Mayor Giuliani called for a standing ovation for the 20-year fire veteran, who held a law degree from Fordham University and was injured in the Father's Day explosion at an Astoria hardware store that killed three firefighters.

The mayor said while Moran's two young sons may not fully comprehend all that's happened, "The thing I want them to understand for their entire life is that their father is a great man."


It is believed that John Moran is BMC. We have a picture from a freep Posted Here. Here is his Fire Dept Memorial http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/f dny/html/memorial/wtc/moran_jo hn_bc_bat049.html. Here is a google search of his postsHere

I found these:

To: ELS

This was the best time I've ever had in the pouring rain! I was shouting so hard that I can hardly speak today. While the chants were great and certainly got people's attention, I personally loved it when we sang "America the Beautiful" and "God Bless America." I think that really stopped people in their tracks (and completely confounded the liberals).

32 Posted on 11/27/2000 15:45:04 PST by BCM
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After the Bush victory:

To: AndrewC

My fellow Freepers, who sustained me through all the insanity.

24 Posted on 11/27/2000 19:20:44 PST by BCM
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BTW I found this one as well:

To: bcjohnson

God bless you, you will be missed.

4 Posted on 01/03/2000 22:37:18 PST by BCM

John 15
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 7thanniversary; 911; 91101; 911archives; bcm; bmc; fdny; johnmoran; wtc
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I figured BCM stood for Battalion Chief Moran. BCM listed his occupation on the occupation thread as Battalion Chief and I found this thread.

To: Lazamataz

Trees are occasionally pulled down to position fire department vehicles, however that usually occurs later on in an operation. When first arriving units get on the scene they try to work around obstacles as it is faster than trying to cut them down and clear them. If there is a fire and a tree down outside I would suspect that both may be due to an explosion. Trees don't usually fall down at fires. I am a Battalion Chief in the New York City Fire Department.

31 Posted on 10/14/2000 10:30:56 PDT by BCM
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We discovered it from this post:

To: KLT

I just came from a memorial service for a good friend who was a Chief on the New York City Fire Department.He also happened to be a freeper. I can't begin to describe how great a guy John was and how much I'll miss him. We talked politics,history and world events all the time. And he loved you guys and told me about the web site. I think he introduced me to it with "Patton's speech to the Third Army",a truly great speech which I just reread here. He also always carried with him Teddy Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena " speech,could someone post that? So long John

72 Posted on 09/28/2001 20:29:06 PDT by freefdny
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On This thread

1 posted on 10/04/2001 1:22:45 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy
God bless his family. It's sad to hear about a FReeper having to die like this...

John Moran gave his life trying to save others. There is no greater love...

2 posted on 10/04/2001 1:26:02 PM PDT by Silly
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To: AppyPappy
Did BCM ever explain his handle? Could it have stood for Battalion Chief Moran?
3 posted on 10/04/2001 1:28:25 PM PDT by Silly
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To: Silly
His kids are the same age as my kids. It's just so heart-breaking.
4 posted on 10/04/2001 1:29:27 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy
Many, many thanks for this post and for letting us all know. God bless this fine man, a hero and patriot.
Rest in peace, John.
5 posted on 10/04/2001 1:29:39 PM PDT by truthkeeper
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To: AppyPappy
Rest in Peace. My prayers go to his family.
6 posted on 10/04/2001 1:31:52 PM PDT by CathyRyan
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To: AppyPappy
Two CHIEFS in one day.

Salute and goodbye, my friends.

7 posted on 10/04/2001 1:32:17 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: AppyPappy
It does not surprise me that a Freeper died a hero.

May God be with his family during this sad time.

8 posted on 10/04/2001 1:32:17 PM PDT by Media2Powerful
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To: Silly
That's what I figured. Those brave men climbed those stairs all the way to Heaven.
9 posted on 10/04/2001 1:32:31 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Lazamataz
:(
10 posted on 10/04/2001 1:32:38 PM PDT by technochick99
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To: AppyPappy
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord
And let perpetual light shine upon him.

May he rest in peace. Amen.

11 posted on 10/04/2001 1:33:04 PM PDT by TonyInOhio
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To: AppyPappy; freefdny
Good research to follow through on a fallen brother.
12 posted on 10/04/2001 1:34:20 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: AppyPappy
BUMP
13 posted on 10/04/2001 1:34:35 PM PDT by RippleFire
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To: AppyPappy
Dear god, too much if this. Far too much.

My heartfelt thoughts go out to his family.

14 posted on 10/04/2001 1:34:37 PM PDT by Bikers4Bush
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To: FreeFly
And another of our family gone......
15 posted on 10/04/2001 1:34:47 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: AppyPappy
If every American had a fraction of the courage that those firefighters show on a daily basis, our problems here would soon be over.
16 posted on 10/04/2001 1:35:16 PM PDT by Alberta's Child
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To: ScreamingFist
Two CHIEFS in one day.

Sad times.

17 posted on 10/04/2001 1:35:30 PM PDT by PRND21
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To: truthkeeper
prayers for his family. What a brave man.
18 posted on 10/04/2001 1:35:59 PM PDT by The Right Stuff
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To: AppyPappy
The days get sadder and sadder as the enormity of the 11th continues to touch us personally.

Prayers for the family. Rest well, brave BCM.

19 posted on 10/04/2001 1:36:27 PM PDT by mombonn
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To: AppyPappy
This is all so heartbreaking. It's numbing.

You wonder what John would have responded to all the people posting "blame America" crap on FR?

20 posted on 10/04/2001 1:37:02 PM PDT by Deb
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To: Media2Powerful
2 Tim 4

For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time has come for my departure.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day

His helmet has been replaced by a Crown.

21 posted on 10/04/2001 1:38:06 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: John Robinson; Jim Robinson; Citizen X
FYI
22 posted on 10/04/2001 1:38:50 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: ScreamingFist
Yep. Prayers going out for his family.
23 posted on 10/04/2001 1:39:08 PM PDT by piasa
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To: AppyPappy
I'm torn between whether I should weep for our losses, or praise God Almighty that we have been blessed with Heroes such as these. There are giants that walk among us, and their faces are etched in the ether of FreeRepublic...
24 posted on 10/04/2001 1:39:27 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: AppyPappy
A Hero and a FRiend. Rest in Peace, BCM.
25 posted on 10/04/2001 1:39:31 PM PDT by Cooter
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To: AppyPappy
Another sad day.

Thank you, for letting us know.

26 posted on 10/04/2001 1:40:00 PM PDT by rainingred
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To: AppyPappy
Rest in Peace. My prayers are with your family.
27 posted on 10/04/2001 1:40:04 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: AppyPappy
Thank you for posting.

This is heartbreaking.

28 posted on 10/04/2001 1:40:05 PM PDT by carenot
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To: TonyInOhio
My heart and prayers go out to his family. God love them all. My heart is so heavy now. We find out we lost two in one day. I got to tell you my fellow Freepers, this is starting to really take its toll on me today with our Country and now two fellow Freepers. Such a heavy heart.
29 posted on 10/04/2001 1:40:06 PM PDT by CELTICGAEL (Celt)
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To: AppyPappy
Thank you Lord for lending us this man for a too short period of time. We are grateful that he was our friend, that he shared our love of country and our love of fellow Americans. It makes sense that you would want him back, but we're saddened at his loss.
30 posted on 10/04/2001 1:41:12 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: AppyPappy
From a suburban Minneapolis Firefighter I stand and give BCM a salute.
If I remember correctly at FDNY they ring bell code 5-5-5-5.
Battalion Chief Moran, your job is now done. Rest well in heaven.
You and all your comrades may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.
31 posted on 10/04/2001 1:43:50 PM PDT by Johnny Gage
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To: AppyPappy
Thank you for this post.
32 posted on 10/04/2001 1:44:28 PM PDT by LarryLied
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To: AppyPappy
Such sad news. May God bless Battalion Chief Moran (BCM) and give his family the strength, love and support they'll need to carry on without John. Prayers and condolences are on the way to his family.
33 posted on 10/04/2001 1:45:28 PM PDT by Angelwood
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To: dandelion
praise God Almighty that we have been blessed with Heroes such as these

I was thinking the same thing. At times like these, we find our real heroes. The men who give their lives and the men who leap into the gap to take their places. America needs more John Moran's.

Our nation's treasure: their last full measure
With full devotion poured.

34 posted on 10/04/2001 1:45:43 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy
No end to bad news, here, there, or anywhere.

Bless our Freeper Chief, and firefighters everywhere.

:(

35 posted on 10/04/2001 1:45:45 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: AppyPappy
Battalion Chief John Moran

One of the bravest of the brave. This is a sad day on FR.

36 posted on 10/04/2001 1:46:09 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: AppyPappy
God comfort his family during this time of grief. Lord, welcome another valiant warrior home.
37 posted on 10/04/2001 1:46:34 PM PDT by antidisestablishment
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To: AppyPappy; freefdny
Thank you for posting this sad news, AP.

Here is the Man in the Arena speech requested by freefdny, posted here in memory of a hero ..... one who paid the ultimate price for daring to enter the arena.

The Man in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena...who strives...who spends himself...and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
-Teddy Roosevelt

38 posted on 10/04/2001 1:46:35 PM PDT by kayak
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To: AppyPappy
This is horrible. I am becoming overcome. I need to get a little time away from FR; it's becoming a place to get depressed lately.
39 posted on 10/04/2001 1:46:50 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: freefdny
Sad ping.
40 posted on 10/04/2001 1:47:44 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: AppyPappy
G-d bless his soul and prayers for his family. A very brave soul who sacrificed himself for the sake of others. He is honored here.
41 posted on 10/04/2001 1:48:48 PM PDT by BlueHorseShoe
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To: Deb
I knew it had to catch up to FReeRepublic,,,sooner or later..there were just too many.

Praying that God keeps BCM close to him...

42 posted on 10/04/2001 1:49:27 PM PDT by Neets
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To: AppyPappy
Man, BCM and CHIEF negotiator both in a couple of days. All you FReepers be careful out there!

R.I.P. BCM, CHIEF

43 posted on 10/04/2001 1:49:33 PM PDT by hattend
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To: AppyPappy
May he rest in peace.

Click here for the full text of Teddy Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena " speech

44 posted on 10/04/2001 1:52:06 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: AppyPappy
My deepest prayers go out to BCM and his family.
45 posted on 10/04/2001 1:52:30 PM PDT by Species8472
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To: kayak
His place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Rest in peace.

46 posted on 10/04/2001 1:52:35 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: AppyPappy
BCM was one of those that walked the walk as well as talked the talk.
He's a good example of what makes America great.
We will miss our brother FReeper.
Until we all meet again:

Salute!
47 posted on 10/04/2001 1:53:59 PM PDT by freefly
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To: AppyPappy
As a retired State Trooper, I have never had more admiration for any group of men, then I have for the NYFD. They are heros, in DEED! God bless the fallen and protect the standing.
48 posted on 10/04/2001 1:54:23 PM PDT by cdw19390
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To: AppyPappy
So sad.

My prayers to his family.

49 posted on 10/04/2001 1:55:41 PM PDT by abner
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To: AppyPappy
Two Freepers in a day.
This is sad.
Prayers to both families.
God Bless
50 posted on 10/04/2001 1:55:45 PM PDT by Fiddlstix
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