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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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