Ladder Company 61 The Bronx

ORG.	21 Asch Loop	At E-61	(Mar. 23, 1974)

Fireman Christian Philip Engeldrum of Ladder Company 61 died on November 29, 2004
Killed in action while on active military duty in the service of his country.

LAID TO REST: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Friday, December 10, 2004.

LODD Wake & Funeral Information for Fireman Christian Philip Engeldrum Ladder 61

Enclosed is a picture of just a small group of guys who worked in E66/L61 the night of Chris Engeldrums funeral to allow the brothers from his firehouse the night off to attend the funeral at Arlington Natl. Cememtary. These guys are all vets of the war in Iraq as well as a vet from the first Gulf War (Marine and member of L22 Pat McElvaney {in greens}). This group was put together by John Gormely a Lt. from E84/L34. John is a fighter pilot, founder of the FDNY VFW Post (soon to be named in Chris' honor) and all around great guy. The numerous calls John recieved from guys wanting to step up to work as vets was overwhelming. Also the amount of guys who called who are not vets looking to lend a hand with a tour here and ther was also a great indication of the brotherhood of this job and should not go overlooked. I was lucky, proud and honored to be a part of this group working this night. John had a formatin and roll call where we made a vacant spot in the ranks for Chris. The guys from the house and all the family members were so touched, I walked away knowing that Chris was owed at least this much if not more. If you could please publish the phot and the story of these and all the others who worked for Chris' house it would be appreciated. Paul Franco E76.

In addition to the military brothers working in 66 and 61, Squad Company 61 in the Bronx Covered the house December 10th 6X9 tour. Dave Collado Squad 61 - Bronx

by: DONALD VAN HOLT (Ladder 103 / Engine 216 / Ladder 108 Retired, 1983)

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