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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: AppyPappy
Mind if I start pinging people??
51 posted on 10/04/2001 1:58:23 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Admin Moderator,Sidebar Moderator
Can we move this thread to Breaking News .....we have lost another freeper..
52 posted on 10/04/2001 1:59:42 PM PDT by Dog
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To: Fiddlstix; ALL
Actually, the memorial service for Chief Moran was on 9/28/01. It's just been confirmed that he was FReeper BCM.
53 posted on 10/04/2001 2:01:00 PM PDT by kayak
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To: AppyPappy
Thank you for posting this...thank you for posting his brave face..what a hero. God Bless him and his family. My heart aches for them. God Bless America.
54 posted on 10/04/2001 2:01:25 PM PDT by EmmaPeel
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To: Lazamataz,OneidaM,lysander13135,Cheney Chick,Howlin,Miss Marple,Molly Pitcher,Guenevere,M Kehoe
Ping!
55 posted on 10/04/2001 2:01:36 PM PDT by Dog
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To: OneidaM, Silly, AppyPappy, firebrand, ELS, evilC, stanz, Exit148, Swede Girl
I knew it had to catch up to FReeRepublic,,,sooner or later..there were just too many.

I know... I had a feeling that we would lose one or more of our FReepers in the 9/11/01 tragedy, in either NYC or Washington DC.

This is horrible... so sad. Doubly sad to lose one of our own FReepers, and to lose one of the incredibly brave men of the FDNY. I think I may have participated in a rally or two with Chief John Moran (BCM) in Times Square.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. BCM will be sadly missed here at Free Republic.

56 posted on 10/04/2001 2:01:45 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: ScreamingFist
My thought exactly. Almost too much to take in one day, but we must persist! Above all else, we must persist!

My prayers are now with BCM and his family, as well as CHIEF negotiator and his family.

57 posted on 10/04/2001 2:01:47 PM PDT by Taxman
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To: ScreamingFist
Two CHIEFS in one day.

Geesh... that's right. <:-(

58 posted on 10/04/2001 2:03:24 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Chairman_December_19th_Society,Reaganomics,Utah Girl,Snow Bunny,Hillary's Lovely Legs,Teacup
Ping!
59 posted on 10/04/2001 2:04:27 PM PDT by Dog
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To: AppyPappy
Too devastating bits of news today, wow.

My prayers to him and his family. BCM is now a certified hero, and we will remember him that way.

60 posted on 10/04/2001 2:04:38 PM PDT by Paradox
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To: AppyPappy, BCM
BCM went in and came out a hero. My prayers go out to his family, fellow firefighters and his many friends.

Thanks, AppyPappy for doing the research on this sad tragedy.

61 posted on 10/04/2001 2:05:25 PM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: kayak
I can see why that speech inspired him. That one quote is something, but there are other great passages in the entire speech (link at reply #44) that would fill up a couple of long threads.
62 posted on 10/04/2001 2:06:10 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: b4its2late,COB1,Cyber Liberty,Dog Gone,PhiKapMom,Timeout,Irma
Ping!
63 posted on 10/04/2001 2:06:15 PM PDT by Dog
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To: John Huang2,kattracks,GEC,Coop,Tree of Liberty
Ping!
64 posted on 10/04/2001 2:08:01 PM PDT by Dog
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To: freefly
They don't call them NYC'S Bravest for nothing.

These are amazing men who fight extremely dangerous fires in multistory buildings on a daily basis.

Even before September 11, anywhere from 1-4 or more per year would perish in the course of his duties.

Some of them are on the arson squad and carry weapons, chasing down arsonists and occasionally getting into gun battles with them.

God bless the NYC Fire Department, the only City institution that all New Yorkers have always respected and admired.

65 posted on 10/04/2001 2:08:17 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: OneidaM
I knew it had to catch up to FReeRepublic,,,sooner or later..there were just too many.

First Chief and now this. I've spent most of the day in tears.

My prayers go out to his family, may they find comfort and peace in these terrible times.

66 posted on 10/04/2001 2:08:40 PM PDT by RikaStrom
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To: Paradox
This is overwhelming in here today. I can't imagine what their families are going through now.

God grant them serenity. God rest your souls, Chief Negotiator and BCM.

67 posted on 10/04/2001 2:10:58 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: AppyPappy
Oh no! My deepest sympathy to the family. May God Bless and comfort you.
68 posted on 10/04/2001 2:11:16 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Paradox
This is overwhelming in here today. I can't imagine what their families are going through now.

God grant them serenity. God rest your souls, Chief Negotiator and BCM.

69 posted on 10/04/2001 2:11:31 PM PDT by Slip18
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To: Clinton's a Liar;Jim Robinson;hole_n_one;Cool Guy;jtill,pollyshy;tillacum
Can we get this thread moved to Breaking News please....
70 posted on 10/04/2001 2:12:11 PM PDT by Dog
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To: AppyPappy
Oh no.

BCM, one of New York's Bravest.

When I was Chief of a small volunteer fire company, we toured the FDNY.

I swore that, when they opened their shirts, there was a red "S" on their chests.

I have lost a brother.

Prayers to God: Please comfort BCM's family. BCM is at rest in a perfect place.

71 posted on 10/04/2001 2:16:39 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: Dog
There are just no words left to express the sorrow of this day. We have lost a brave Marine with CHIEF Negotiator and New York's Bravest with BCM. Bless these men and their families. May we honor their memory by living our lives with the memory of the bravery of these fellow fallen Freepers.
72 posted on 10/04/2001 2:17:30 PM PDT by Hillary's Lovely Legs
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To: AppyPappy
BCM died doing his duty, like a soldier, with his Fire Boots on! Fighting just like a soldier in the line of Fire. He is an inspiration to us all, and we will press on against those who do us harm. We are a band of brothers. September 11th everything changed.
73 posted on 10/04/2001 2:17:35 PM PDT by agincourt1415
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To: Species 8472;illstillbe
Species we lost another hero today.
74 posted on 10/04/2001 2:18:00 PM PDT by Dog
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To: BobJ
Another sad duty ....
75 posted on 10/04/2001 2:19:09 PM PDT by Dog
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To: AppyPappy
Thanks for the post. May he find eternal reward for selfless service.
76 posted on 10/04/2001 2:20:02 PM PDT by LJLucido
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To: AppyPappy

77 posted on 10/04/2001 2:20:20 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings
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To: Dog Admin moderator John Robinson Sidebar moderator
Can we move this to breaking news section? Thanks.
78 posted on 10/04/2001 2:24:05 PM PDT by Cool Guy
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To: No Truce With Kings
The cartoon in the previous post should be on the front page of papers across the country!
79 posted on 10/04/2001 2:26:09 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: AppyPappy
From a former firefighter in the Southwest, rest in peace my brother.
80 posted on 10/04/2001 2:27:10 PM PDT by lightning
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To: Cool Guy
Thanks Cool Guy. I have been trying to get someones attention..
81 posted on 10/04/2001 2:27:55 PM PDT by Dog
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To: No Truce With Kings
Thank you so much for finding that. It is my all-time favorite.
82 posted on 10/04/2001 2:28:02 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy
How sad.

:-(

83 posted on 10/04/2001 2:28:24 PM PDT by Hugh Akston
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To: AppyPappy
Rest In Peace BCM
My Thoughts and Prayers are with BCM's family and friends
It's a very sad day here at Free Republic
84 posted on 10/04/2001 2:29:31 PM PDT by deadhead
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To: Cheney Chick;bevlar,Singapore Yank;kachina;Jemian
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85 posted on 10/04/2001 2:30:26 PM PDT by Dog
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To: AppyPappy
What sad days these are!
86 posted on 10/04/2001 2:32:12 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: dead;lowbridge;diotima;AnnaZ
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87 posted on 10/04/2001 2:32:54 PM PDT by Dog
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To: AppyPappy
May God bless this good man and protect his family.
88 posted on 10/04/2001 2:33:07 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: AppyPappy Dog
Prayers go out to the Chief and the Moran family.

Hero he was.

Thanks for the flag Dog. Sheesh, we seem to be losing FReepers at an alarming (no pun intended) rate.

5.56mm

89 posted on 10/04/2001 2:33:20 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Dog
What a day ... on all sides ... in all ways ... what a day.

Constant reminders of how very temporarily earthbound we all are ... whether our closets are clean ... shopping lists made ... flowers sent ... or not... "sorries" said ...promises kept ...

I'll be spending time, this night, contemplating the lasting things ... the simplest of freedoms ... a love freely given ... a hand willingly held ... a heart purely treasured ...

All ... carried on the shoulders of these heroes' souls ... so briefly here.

90 posted on 10/04/2001 2:34:57 PM PDT by illstillbe
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To: Sidebar Moderator;Admin Moderator
THANK YOU!!
91 posted on 10/04/2001 2:35:30 PM PDT by Dog
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To: AppyPappy
And another ... I wish I'd known him. He is a hero, now at the top of the building, in God's hands. God bless you, Chief.
92 posted on 10/04/2001 2:35:41 PM PDT by bootless
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To: AppyPappy
I am proud to be in the company of everyone on this forum today...how kind of BCM's friend to contact FR and let everyone know...I really believe that those who died on 9/11 did not die in vain...their sacrifice has helped to re-awaken this country to its unique value in the world...our young people will grow up in a country where patriotism and love of God is no longer routinely ridiculed by the major media and that is a good thing...many of the superficial divisions of class and race have been put aside for the foreseeable future...people again have begun to recognize true heroism and courage...the rescue workers at the WTC, Barbara Olsen, and the passengers of Flight 93 have helped to shift the focus from all the glittery crap to the deeper values we all hold dear...

May God bless America and guide GW and his team in all the difficult decisions that they must make.

93 posted on 10/04/2001 2:35:56 PM PDT by foreshadowed at waco
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To: Dog
More prayers for another hero.........
94 posted on 10/04/2001 2:35:56 PM PDT by b4its2late
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To: BCM
Salute and thank you.God rest your soul.
95 posted on 10/04/2001 2:36:01 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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96 posted on 10/04/2001 2:36:15 PM PDT by First_Salute
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To: AppyPappy
Just an overwhelmingly sad day here at FreeRepublic. Two heroes gone. But never forgotten here. My prayers beginning for his family. Just so very sad.
97 posted on 10/04/2001 2:36:25 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: AppyPappy
...BCM - Tower 2 Life Saver RICK RESCORLA =

...Heroes ALL...

...as GOD smiles down on their lives BROADLY

98 posted on 10/04/2001 2:36:31 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Rome2000
"They don't call them NYC'S Bravest for nothing."

The fact that so many were lost when the WTC collapsed
-knowing full well that their chances of living through
the day were slim to none when they ran into the place-
but doing so anyway because it was their DUTY and their PRIDE
of doing the job- just proves that they fully deserve that description.
I salute them with the same respect that I give a fallen soldier.
They've certainly earned it.
100 posted on 10/04/2001 2:37:09 PM PDT by freefly
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