Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"The Nut House"

Lt. Carl Bedigian was an officer in Engine Company 214.  Engine 214, Ladder 111 (a/k/a "The Nut House") calls the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn home.  

Engine 214, Ladder 111
"The Nut House"

On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Lt. Bedigian was one of five firefighters from "The Nut House" who died while trying to save countless others at the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan.  In addition to mourning Lt. Bedigian, Engine 214 lost three firefighters on that terrible day:  FF John Florio, FF Michael Roberts, and FF Kenneth Watson. Ladder 111 also lost one of its lieutenants -   Lt. Christopher Sullivan.    

Almost fourteen years after these five men died attempting to save the lives of those whose names they did not know - and who sacrificed themselves and their futures in an effort to ensure the future of others - they remain right where life first joined them together.  Inexorably.  Eternally.  

Together, forever, at "The Nut House".   Shoulder to shoulder.  

-AK 

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