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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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To: MinorityRepublican; Unknown Freeper
WOW!
I just finished watching the first half of the show .
IMHO, that was John Moran, aka BCM.

Going back to watch the last half now.

301 posted on 07/19/2002 9:38:52 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: dixiechick2000
Yeah, it's amazing. I saw the first half of the show, then I felt like I had to come on Free Republic just to make sure that I was not dreaming.

Never forget what John Moran did for our country. I am so proud of him. :-)

BCM is a true American hero.

302 posted on 07/19/2002 10:09:27 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
"I am so proud of him. :-)"

Yes, so am I, God rest his soul.

"BCM is a true American hero."

That, he is. I got goosebumps watching that show, as well as a little teary eyed.
I enjoyed the show, though. ;o)

303 posted on 07/19/2002 10:21:27 PM PDT by dixiechick2000
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To: MinorityRepublican
Sorry, I didn't see the program but I would imagine it could very well be him.
304 posted on 07/21/2002 12:47:10 PM PDT by Incorrigible
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To: AppyPappy
Almost a year & he is still greatly missed.
305 posted on 09/10/2002 3:03:28 PM PDT by Feiny
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306 posted on 09/10/2002 3:06:27 PM PDT by Vetnet
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To: AppyPappy
Wow...

I did not know one of our FReepers died during the attacks.

Unfortunate but he died a hero doing his job.

>:o(

307 posted on 09/10/2002 3:17:11 PM PDT by VaBthang4
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To: VaBthang4
There were actually two (maybe more).

Barbara Olsen was also a freeper.

308 posted on 09/10/2002 5:40:25 PM PDT by Feiny
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To: Incorrigible
Bump
309 posted on 02/07/2003 9:30:52 PM PST by Incorrigible
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To: Incorrigible
I just finished reading Braving the Waves by Kevin Boyle.

This is a great book about an amazing place: Rockaway Beach, the unofficial capital of firefighting New York. Generations of NYC firefighters have made their homes here in this sliver of a neighborhood by the beach in the shadows of the city's skyline.

Remember the guy who told Osama bin Laden to kiss his royal Irish a$$? He's from Rockaway ... and John Moran's brother. George Johnson, one of the firefighters who raised the flag at Ground Zero in that famous picture...he's from Rockaway. One of the first firefighters killed on 9/11...Rockaway again.

Here's a great book! It'll tear your heart out but it will make you laugh like hell too. Filled with colorful stories and great characters. Outstanding!

I've been out of Rockaway for a couple of years now, but this book put me right back on the boardwalk!

310 posted on 03/04/2003 11:04:33 AM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Alice in Wonderland
Thanks for the tip!

I grew up surrounded by Irish American cops, firemen and refinery workers. Well, not in the Rockaway's but in Bayonne, NJ.

RIP BCM
311 posted on 03/04/2003 9:20:28 PM PST by Incorrigible
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To: First_Salute
A bump right back at ya
312 posted on 03/14/2003 10:15:10 AM PST by Incorrigible
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To: All
Remembering BCM, our friend John Moran!!!!
313 posted on 09/11/2003 8:55:41 AM PDT by Feiny (We Will Never Forget!)
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To: VaBthang4
Barbara Olson was a Freeper, too... from my understanding.
314 posted on 09/11/2003 8:58:22 AM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("Life isn't fair. It's fairer than death, is all.")
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Yes, she was her freeper name was BKO.
John was BCM.

They are both very much missed.
315 posted on 09/11/2003 11:30:03 AM PDT by Feiny (We Will Never Forget!)
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To: feinswinesuksass
Agree
316 posted on 09/11/2003 12:37:26 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
Bump.
God be with you, BCM.
317 posted on 09/11/2003 5:31:29 PM PDT by merry10
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
I was reading some of her book today at Barnes & Noble. Just vain typing, dont mind me. :o)
318 posted on 09/12/2003 12:44:35 PM PDT by VaBthang4 (Could someone show me one [1] Loserdopian elected to the federal government?)
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To: AppyPappy
""It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

THEODORE ROOSEVELT
(Paris Sorbonne,1910)

Rest In Peace Battalion Chief Moran.

L

319 posted on 03/05/2004 2:47:05 PM PST by Lurker (Don't bite the hand that meads you.)
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To: AppyPappy

9-11 Freeper Memorial Bump!


320 posted on 09/11/2004 7:51:39 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Why are we in Iraq? Just point the whiners here: http://www.massgraves.info)
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To: newzjunkey

I've thought about BCM on and off all day.


321 posted on 09/11/2004 9:56:28 PM PDT by merry10
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To: BCM

Merry Christmas, John. We haven't forgotten you.


322 posted on 12/21/2004 10:03:05 AM PST by Nita Nupress
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To: BCM; kayak
We haven't forgotten you sir.

The Man in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

(Paris Sorbonne,1910)

323 posted on 03/13/2005 3:03:17 PM PST by Dog
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To: Dog; BCM; BCM-FIL; A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); AFPhys; Angelwood; arazitjh; ...

We have not forgotten!

324 posted on 03/13/2005 4:21:03 PM PST by kayak (Have you prayed for your President today?)
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To: kayak

No, we have NOT forgotten...


325 posted on 03/13/2005 4:44:18 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (aitch tee tee pea colon 2 slashes dubya dubya dubya dot proud patriots dot org)
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To: kayak; Brad's Gramma; Dog
Amen! WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!!!
326 posted on 03/13/2005 7:25:37 PM PST by ohioWfan (The trumpet of freedom has been sounded, and that trumpet never calls retreat. (George W. Bush))
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To: AppyPappy

Bump.


327 posted on 03/17/2005 8:38:15 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: First_Salute

Bump.


328 posted on 03/17/2005 8:38:53 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Bump.


329 posted on 03/17/2005 8:39:15 AM PST by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: First_Salute

Great idea to bump this thread on St. Patricks Day.


330 posted on 03/17/2005 8:39:56 AM PST by katnip (Starving sick people to death is immoral and Un-American)
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To: katnip
Surely a great day to bump this thread... I found out about and joined FR the day Hillary got booed when BMCs brother was speaking.
331 posted on 03/17/2005 8:45:41 AM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Was he the one that said kiss my irish ass?


332 posted on 03/17/2005 8:46:41 AM PST by cyborg
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic
BCM, not BMC... not working on all cylinders this morning
333 posted on 03/17/2005 8:47:00 AM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: cyborg

That is indeed him...


334 posted on 03/17/2005 8:47:53 AM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: dandelion
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.

Both. Almost four years later...both.

335 posted on 04/30/2005 10:49:46 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (Prayers for Laura Ingraham and her family as she is treated for breast cancer. 4-26-05)
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To: AppyPappy


336 posted on 03/28/2006 2:03:18 PM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: kayak

And we continue not forgetting.


337 posted on 04/29/2006 6:08:50 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: BCM
We haven't forgot.

We have killed one of the main Taliban commanders this weekend...we will avenge you..it may take us some time....but Bin Laden will die.

338 posted on 05/13/2007 4:06:28 AM PDT by Dog
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To: BCM

Still thinking of you on this day, BCM.


339 posted on 09/11/2007 4:26:55 PM PDT by merry10
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To: AppyPappy

God bless you and yours BCM. The fight goes on, both within and without.


340 posted on 09/11/2007 4:31:08 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
Hundreds Attend John Moran Street Naming

City Councilman Joe Addabbo, hosted a renaming ceremony in the memory of FDNY Chief John Moran, who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. A portion of the Boardwalk at Beach 118 Street was re-named Chief John Moran Way in honor of the slain chief. Pictured, Addabbo presents a copy of the new street sign to Moran’s mother, Margaret Moran.

Moran’s wife, Kim, stifles a cry as the sign is revealed. Her two sons, Ryan and Dylan are with her.

Moran’s brother, Firefighter Mike Moran, made national news when, on national television, he told Osama binLaden to “kiss my royal Irish ass.”

Moran’s sister, Ellen talked about her brother and how much he loved Rockaway and Beach 118 Street. “He was brought up here and he chose to bring his kids up here as well,” she said.

Neighbors look at pictures of Moran’s life posted in front of his Beach 118 Street home.

The new street signs designating the street as “Chief John Moran Way”.

Firefighters from Ladder 137/Engine 238 present the colors.

Ryan Moran, the slain chief’s older son, looks up as he raised the American Flag to half-staff over Beach 118 Street and the Boardwalk.

341 posted on 09/11/2007 7:56:09 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland (www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFsiZ2l2K5U)
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To: merry10

God bless you BCM. God Bless America.


342 posted on 09/11/2007 8:05:18 PM PDT by GinaLolaB
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To: AppyPappy

Seven years later, and there are some suggesting that we need “to get over it.”

I, for one, will never “get over it.” I will always remember this day.

God Bless you, Chief Moran. And God Bless all your fellow fire fighters and police officers - those men and women that go running in while we go running out.

We miss you.


343 posted on 09/11/2008 3:00:47 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob (A prayer's as good as bayonet on a day like this.)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

BCM,
You are not forgotten!! I hope God is holding you in as high esteem as we are here.


344 posted on 09/11/2008 4:11:56 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (Lynn Stewart, Helen Thomas, Rosie ODonnell, Maureen Dowd - The Axis of Ugly)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

I remember visiting the Pentagon early in the reconstruction after 9/11. There was a small tree planted across from the damaged part of the Pentagon, and a make-shift memorial/shrine had been set up there. I recall seeing something for BCM, and something for Barbara Olsen. I figure some Freeper had put those there. BCM, as well as the rest of those people, will never be forgotten.


345 posted on 09/11/2008 4:23:43 PM PDT by Paradox (Obama, the Audacity of Hype.)
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To: Paradox
God bless them all and all who knew and loved them and God bless all who continue to fight for them, us, goodness and right.

GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND EVERY ONE WHO FIGHTS FOR FREEDOM.

346 posted on 09/11/2008 4:45:09 PM PDT by Dream Warrior ( Palin - the last best hope for America))
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To: AppyPappy
The ceremony at the Firemens' Memorial was beautiful this morning. They seem to somehow have gotten a piano onto that thing, so it was not all bagpipes all the time, as in previous years.

Another change I noticed is that they have dropped the "firefighter" PC nonsense and started calling them firemen again.

The part I like best is when they start leaving in bunches and go back to being their usual cheerful, jokey selves again. They are beautiful.

347 posted on 09/11/2008 4:52:07 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: BCM

You’ll never be forgotten, chief.


348 posted on 09/11/2008 5:54:58 PM PDT by grellis (SISTERHOOD OF SARAH God. Guns. Hockey.)
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To: AppyPappy

I remember his posts — pre 911 obviously


349 posted on 09/11/2008 5:57:19 PM PDT by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! ::::::|::::: Never bet on Islam!)
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To: dennisw; AppyPappy; BCM

Woke up thinking of BCM and other first responders who gave their lives 8 years ago today. My prayers are with them and their families.


350 posted on 09/11/2009 4:15:43 AM PDT by merry10
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