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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

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To: AppyPappy
God Bless BCM and his family. May he Rest in Peace.
151 posted on 10/04/2001 3:09:34 PM PDT by caddie
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To: AppyPappy
Prayerful bump for a true American hero.
152 posted on 10/04/2001 3:10:10 PM PDT by bootyist-monk
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To: KLT
fyi
153 posted on 10/04/2001 3:10:37 PM PDT by HalfIrish
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To: AppyPappy
I'll remember him and his family in my prayers. Surely he is with the Lord in Paradise this day. He was a brave man.
154 posted on 10/04/2001 3:12:20 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Jim Robinson
Thanks Jim.

L

155 posted on 10/04/2001 3:13:43 PM PDT by Lurker
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To: AppyPappy
BCM, another Freeper gone-we are a big family, you can't throw a dart at America without hitting at least one of us. Every day we are reminded of just what an elite group we have the privilige of being members of. God bless BCM, his loved ones and friends. May he rest in peace-a hero who gave his last full measure.
156 posted on 10/04/2001 3:18:41 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell
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To: cdw19390
They are heros, in DEED! God bless the fallen and protect the standing ...

You have said the most and perhaps the best of all! Thank you for allowing me to copy and repeat it once more!
157 posted on 10/04/2001 3:21:52 PM PDT by AKA Elena
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To: AppyPappy
May God welcome them speedily into Heaven. May bring He comfort to thier family and friends.

God bless all memebers of our Free Republic family.

God bless America.

158 posted on 10/04/2001 3:26:13 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: BCM
We won't forget!

159 posted on 10/04/2001 3:26:22 PM PDT by michigander
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To: AppyPappy
Rest in Peace, BMC. You are a true American hero!

We will NOT forget!

Norb

160 posted on 10/04/2001 3:27:23 PM PDT by Norb2569
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To: AppyPappy
I am in tears,but while there are tears, there's also pride and knowledge that he is a hero to those that knew him and to those that only know of him. God Bless this brave, patriotic American. God Bless his family and friends...
161 posted on 10/04/2001 3:40:04 PM PDT by cowgirlcutie
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To: AppyPappy
A bump and a prayer for a man that makes Americans proud.
162 posted on 10/04/2001 3:40:06 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: Norb2569,AppyPappy

163 posted on 10/04/2001 3:40:53 PM PDT by First_Salute
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To: AppyPappy
R.I.P.


164 posted on 10/04/2001 3:45:35 PM PDT by Reagan Man
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To: AppyPappy
As I mourn his death, I am unspeakably proud that a man of such courage would see fit to keep company with us. He died a national hero. If I can do as much with my life as he did with his death, I will have succeeded beyond my wildest dreams.
165 posted on 10/04/2001 3:50:05 PM PDT by Physicist
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To: AppyPappy,To All
The other Chief lost today:
"If the Army and the Navy ever looked on heaven's scene,
they would find the streets are guarded by United States MARINES!"
CHIEF negotiator dies in east Houston house fire
One more Brother has been called to serve again in a Higher command.
166 posted on 10/04/2001 3:57:03 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: AppyPappy
Oh, my heart is broken. But I'm so proud to be a part of something this hero was a part of.
167 posted on 10/04/2001 4:01:01 PM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: AppyPappy
6,500 Americans were murdered by the Barbarians that day.

Statiscally, that is 1 out of every 40,000 Americans.

According to statistics, there are 60,000 Free Republic posters.

With the 2 confirmed dead Freepers amongst the 6,500 casaulties that horrible day, it is just about exactly what the law of averages would dictate.

168 posted on 10/04/2001 4:05:12 PM PDT by bulldog905
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To: AppyPappy
Oh dear Lord what a shame. May the Lord take him up in His arms. And may BCM rest in peace. Prayers for his family.
169 posted on 10/04/2001 4:06:47 PM PDT by Teacup
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To: AppyPappy
VERY sad news :-(
170 posted on 10/04/2001 4:07:26 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: AppyPappy
Thanks for the post AP. God bless the family! Knowing he was one of us only makes his passing more painful.
171 posted on 10/04/2001 4:09:50 PM PDT by Patriotic Rich
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To: Mercuria
bump
172 posted on 10/04/2001 4:10:37 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Dog
Thanks for the ping, Dog. As I was telling a freeper from New Jeresy today. Who knows how many freepers we may have lost because of these attacks. Many may have been daily lurkers, who read FR at work, who came to Free Republic to read the news. We may never know. God Bless them all.
173 posted on 10/04/2001 4:11:51 PM PDT by Teacup
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To: AppyPappy
May he go with God.What a fine man, and so brave.I hope the NYC Freepers were all able to enjoy his company and comradeship, and if possible, hope that his family can get a prinout of this thread to read all the condolensces.

May God Bless his family.

174 posted on 10/04/2001 4:26:24 PM PDT by habs4ever
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To: Deb
You wonder what John would have responded to all the people posting "blame America" crap on FR?

I am starting to take all this and those jerks personaly. It used to be an altruistic fuzzy intuition that animated me, now each time I will see a peace nick I won't rest.

175 posted on 10/04/2001 4:29:54 PM PDT by lavaroise
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To: BCM, Chief Negotiator
Go With God. Rest In Peace. And know that you will be invoked and remembered on the day of victory over these forces of barbarian evil.
176 posted on 10/04/2001 4:33:18 PM PDT by The Kitten
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To: Jim Robinson
Is someone working on the FR Memorial Wall?
177 posted on 10/04/2001 4:34:48 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: AppyPappy
Ladder 3 lost fully half of its entire complement Sep 11. Twelve men died. I walk by their firehouse on 13th St every day. Sad. The candles are still burning on the sidewalk. The apartment building/NYU dorm across the street still has banners of condolence in all the windows.
178 posted on 10/04/2001 4:36:52 PM PDT by Tenega
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To: AppyPappy
I was that which others did not want to be. I went where others feared to go, and did what others failed to do.

I asked nothing from those who gave nothing, and reluctantly accepted the fact of eternal rest should I fall.

I have seen the face of terror and felt the stinging cold of fear. I have loved, cried, suffered, and hoped, but most of all, I have lived times others would say were "best forgotten".

At least some day I will be able to say that I was proud of what I was - A Firefighter"

<Rest in Peace John Moran

179 posted on 10/04/2001 4:40:48 PM PDT by Species8472
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To: Tenega
We walked by that firehouse, too. My wife cried.

Say a prayer for Manny at Ladder Five. Nice kid. He used to tease my daughter when we walked by. Memorial service is later this week.

BCM and I had a wonderful exchange in a thread my first month posting on FR. He made me feel at home.

180 posted on 10/04/2001 4:44:04 PM PDT by lavrenti
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To: Yankee
"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who have died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived."--General George S. Patton, Jr.

To BCM and Chief Negotiator. Rest peacefully, good souls.

Dear Yankee, thank you so very much for posting this. You have made me see the way out of my sadness at the loss of these two great men. Thank you again, SVITW

181 posted on 10/04/2001 4:47:38 PM PDT by small voice in the wilderness
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To: AppyPappy
I am so sorry. I was hoping you were wrong.

God Bless Battalion Chief Moran!

182 posted on 10/04/2001 4:48:27 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: AppyPappy
Most individuals that frequent this website are of strong moral convictions and have a love of our country. Look at the preponderance of Freepers that are former servicemen and are in positions of responsibility and contribute each day to the betterment of their family, their church, their state and country. Today has been a sad day for the FR and the families of BCM and CHIEF negotiator. God bless both of them. This place is like a family and I am saddened each time I read of a member that has gone on.
183 posted on 10/04/2001 4:49:59 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: AppyPappy
Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences to BCM's family and friends. He died a hero.

Thank you to all firefighters!

LoneGOPinCT, Mrs.LoneGOPinCT, & family

184 posted on 10/04/2001 5:01:55 PM PDT by LoneGOPinCT
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To: vetvetdoug
Tears and prayers for the Moran family.

Yes, doug, FReepers are a breed apart and a cut above. They are the ones who will stand and defend, not turn and run.

We have been privileged to have John Moran among us.

185 posted on 10/04/2001 5:02:44 PM PDT by Palladin
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To: bulldog905; teacup
With the 2 confirmed dead Freepers amongst the 6,500 casaulties that horrible day, it is just about exactly what the law of averages would dictate.

As I was telling a freeper from New Jeresy today. Who knows how many freepers we may have lost because of these attacks. Many may have been daily lurkers, who read FR at work, who came to Free Republic to read the news. We may never know. God Bless them all.

I can't tell you how often this has been on my mind these past three weeks, since Silly first began to track down the city freepers who hadn't posted in a while. I was so relieved that everyone had been accounted for. Now this. And now I wonder, how many lurkers (in a building the size of the WTC, it's hard to believe there wasn't ONE person who lurked), how many commuters from Jersey and Connecticut, how many people who may have been in town VISITING from out of state, and not told anyone from FR about their travel plans?

What I'm saying is this--there are too many Freepers with absolutely nothing on their profile page! I know it's a privacy issue with many, but could everyone please consider flying their state flag and including their city--nothing more than that? If something else happens, God forbid, it will be easier to track everyone down in that location.

I know Appy Pappy has been working for days to find out if BCM was among the dead downtown. Think of another freeper, in the future, trying to figure out if YOU have been a victim of disaster. Just mention your city in your profile. Please.

It's just a suggestion, but think about it.

186 posted on 10/04/2001 5:06:17 PM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: AppyPappy
God bless him,and he will rest in peace,prayers for his family
187 posted on 10/04/2001 5:08:57 PM PDT by fatima
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To: vetvetdoug
One of my favorite passages that comfort me, at this time of grief.

"AND GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES; AND THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH,NEITHER SORROW,NOR CRYING,NEITHER SORROW,NOR CRYING, NEITHER SHALL BE ANY MORE PAIN: FOR THE FORMER THINGS ARE PASSED AWAY

REV 21:4

188 posted on 10/04/2001 5:17:17 PM PDT by mlibertarianj
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To: AppyPappy
My tears just slowed a bit for CHIEF negotiator...and now this!

BCM...God bless and comfort his family...and thank God for HEROES and those who love their friends to make the ultimate sacrifice.

May the Lord grant us all BCM's style of courage when push comes to shove.

189 posted on 10/04/2001 5:21:27 PM PDT by Mercuria
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To: AppyPappy, all
WE WON'T FORGET THEM
By SIMON CRITTLE and TRACY CONNOR
PHOTO TEARFUL TRIBUTE: Kim Moran puts her arms around her sons Dylan (left) and Ryan yesterday at a Queens memorial service for her husband John Moran, a fire battalion chief. - Dennis Caruso

September 29, 2001 -- On the morning of Sept. 11, minutes after the second plane crashed into the World Trade Center, Fire Department battalion chief John Moran got a call on his cell phone at the scene of the disaster.

It was from his brother, Michael, a Manhattan firefighter, who offered words of caution and a promise.

"John, be careful," he said. "And I'll see you there."

It was not to be.

"I didn't see him that day. But I do see him now all the time," Michael Moran told hundreds of mourners who gathered at St. Francis de Sales Church in the Rockaways yesterday.

"I see him when I look in my mother's eyes. I feel him when I share the grief of his beautiful wife, Kim. I hear him when I speak to my beautiful sisters and I know he's not gone when I look at his boys Ryan and Dylan."

Ryan and Dylan, heartbreakingly beautiful blond-haired boys in matching outfits, clasped their mother's hands. Before them were their daddy's hat, his helmet and a picture of the man friends called the "gentle giant."


The Bravest of the Brave.

Rest In Peace, BCM.

190 posted on 10/04/2001 5:31:35 PM PDT by kattracks
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To: BADJOE
See #120
191 posted on 10/04/2001 5:35:42 PM PDT by kayak
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To: First_Salute
Thanks for the heads-up to this, Mike.

BCM's 'personal profile page' here on FR reads, in part:

'Location: Deep behind enemy lines in New York City'

My best uneducated guess is that, when he wrote that, he was referring to the fact that NYC is politically leftist-concentrated. But his reference to 'enemy lines' is very sad.

I never bumped into John here on FreeRepublic. Sure wish I had. One doesn't cross paths with true heroes, or men of genuine courage, very often.

He is surely in a better place. Let's hope that his sacrifice will serve as an example for the rest of us. There are perilous days ahead, and the more John Morans there are among us, the more assured we are of victory over the enemy who took him from us.

192 posted on 10/04/2001 5:42:07 PM PDT by joanie-f
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To: BADJOE
Can you set up an account for BCM's family?

Prayers for his family. This is so sad.

193 posted on 10/04/2001 5:43:09 PM PDT by LBGA
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To: nutmeg
Thank you for the flag. I, too, am not surprised that (at least) one of NYC's bravest was a FReeper.

May he rest in peace.

194 posted on 10/04/2001 5:44:40 PM PDT by ELS
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To: AppyPappy and All
Some money has been sent through the FR Donation site for John Moran's family. If anyone has his address please FreepMail me.

Thank you.

195 posted on 10/04/2001 5:46:39 PM PDT by BADJOE
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To: LBGA
BCM: You are a true HERO!!!

Rest in Peace.

It would be nice to start a contribution thread for his family.

196 posted on 10/04/2001 5:47:56 PM PDT by undergroundwarrior
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To: kayak
they are the best of the best. i lived in NYC(i'm in the burbs now)and remember walking past the firehouse on perry & tenth and giving a thumbs up to those wonderful men. they've always been heroes. that so many died breaks my heart.
197 posted on 10/04/2001 5:53:06 PM PDT by contessa machiaveli
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To: HalfIrish
Thanks HI, I appreciate the ping...I pray John Moran is in a much better place. God Bless Him, He's A True Hero!
198 posted on 10/04/2001 5:54:22 PM PDT by KLT
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To: BCM
Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated by everyone in the NYC area and the world. My cousin was on the 91st floor of the north tower when the plane hit. He passed you or your brethren running the other way on the 38th floor.

Thank you.

199 posted on 10/04/2001 5:56:32 PM PDT by dead
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To: AppyPappy
From a gospel song:
Dear friends they'll be no sad farewells,
They'll be no tear dimmed eyes.

Where all is peace and joy and love,
And the soul of man never dies.

But that will be tomorrow...
For tonight the tears will not be denied.

200 posted on 10/04/2001 5:59:53 PM PDT by eddie willers
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