Skip to comments.Final Picture of WTC Hero:Dad Finds Tragic Son in New Web Archive
Posted on 09/09/2010 9:48:55 PM PDT by lbryce
Jud Box has spent eight years coping with the death of his firefighter son at the World Trade Center -- but that didn't prepare him for what he saw posted to a new online archive of photos and videos about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Scrolling through the archive, Box came face to face with his son, Gary Box, a firefighter with Brooklyn's Squad 1, who was captured by a digital camera lugging his gear through a traffic-clogged Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel on his way to Ground Zero. It's the last known photo of Gary Box, then 35, who died an hour later in the toppling towers. His remains were never recovered. "I walked out of the room and fell on the floor," the elder Box said of discovering the photo in the online archive being assembled by the World Trade Center Memorial Museum, which has collected 3,000 images and videos in just two months.
"It was a shock emotionally, yet a blessing to find this photo," says Box, 66, now of Weirsdale, Fla. His voice quaking with emotion from recounting his discovery of the photo, Box said he can no longer bring himself to look at it.
"It's like looking at a walking dead man. You know what happened to him within 45 minutes," he said.
The Web site, called Make History Happen, was launched around Sept. 11 of this year as a way to collect images related to the World Trade Center.
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Too many run from their fate, but a hero runs to meet it.
Thank you father for the Heroes here at FreeRepublic, who give their
Time (the most valuable cost you ain't getting no more).
Talent (a gift received from God)
Treasure (easily replaced you can always get more).
As we stand a prayerful watch on the American home front.
In regards to the mosque to the moongod,
not our will but thy will be done.
This is the devils world and all you ask of us is to take a stand on your side of the line. amen
Ping to a sad thread.
I know in my heart Mr Box is so proud of his son.
I think God gave him a glimpse of his son,for a reason.
I know that the Heavenly Father hold all the people in his hands from 9/11.
You're an incredible jerk.
He was an amazing man with a great story.
... amen, a hero with at least three great stories. If you haven’t read both Heart of a Soldier and We Were Soldiers Once and Young as Rick’s story is told in both...
Like Ron Paul, your a traitor.
Go back to KOS.
I got chills, and now I kind of want to throw up. :(
Oh my... I can hardly read the screen reading of your friends. God bless you and them, always...
Tears and prayers for this father and for all who lost loved ones because of those filthy cut-throat b***ards.
At least I know one item Ill be reviewing in my first parent/teacher conference.
Let ‘em have it hard. I hope you can get your son out of government schools ASAP.
I saw that show about the Morgan Stanley guy a few years ago. It was quite well done and, yes, it will make you cry.
I see courage and conviction in that face.
He was more than a dead man walking.
He was a hero charging into hell for others.
Rick Rescorla is another great man, one I think of every year at this time.
May God comfort Jud Box..I am so grateful for heroes like Gary Box..
The loss and horror of that day cannot be forgotten..The heroic deeds by our fire and police departments and individual citizens cannot be forgotten.
Remember the military men and women who took up the fight for our country. May God comfort all who mourn.
America has been blessed with heroes ... too many unsung. R.I.P.