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NYFD Battalion Chief John Moran (Freeper BCM) Perishes In World Trade Center
NY Daily News ^

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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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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