Wounded Warrior David Bixler Detailed to 3 Truck
In a stellar move, members of Ladder 3 in the East Village of Manhattan
invited Cpl. David Bixler and other guests to come and have lunch
at their NYC Firehouse. Cpl Bixler was assigned the Can(-Do) Man Position.
A position usually assigned to the Junior Man working that tour.
David is nothing short of a hero. While on patrol on Afghanistan
with the 101st Airborne, David took abrupt action when his unit was under attack.
He was directly in charge of 5 soldiers and noticed one of them missing
when they were ambushed. Cpl. Bixler located the missing member and pulled him back to safety. He then lost his balance and stepped on an IED resulting in the loss of both legs. While he saved this soldier's life , they in turn saved his by stabilizing him and getting him to the Hospital in record time.
Firefighter Jimmy Andruzzi presents Cpl. Bixler with an Honorary 3 Truck Jacket.
After the presentation Jimmy and Company got Lunch underway.
Here everyone enjoys a Hearty 3 Truck Lunch.
But wait an Alarm comes in and...
"DUTY CALLS, Lunch Can Wait"
The "Can-Do" Man takes his position on the apparatus and is ready for Action!
It was a great day for Cpl David Bixler and equally important it was a Great Day
for the Members of 3 Truck. The tradition continues of honoring
our Military in a personalized and distinct way.
What a better way than making David a part of 3 Truck!
For more information on Cpl. David Bixler-Click Here
Many Thanks to Alan Krutchkoff of Adopt-A-Soldier Platoon for
permission to reprint this story here.
Another atta-boy goes out to Danny Prince for everything he does.
Less Than a Week Away:
EMERALD SOCIETY BOAT RIDE
FRIDAY JUNE 21st, 2013
CIRCLELINE, 42nd St. &
The Hudson River
Beer, Wine, Soda & DJ
$50.00 per Person
Board at 7:30 Sharp!
Boat leaves at 8:00pm, returns at 11:00pm
(You may bring your own food,
but not alcohol)
For further information Call (917) 647-4262
Ss. JOACHIM & ANNE'S
GOLF OUTING & GALA DINNER
in Memory of
Battalion Chief William McGovern
Captain Patrick Brown (1967)
The School will honor
Sean Farley, an SSJA Teacher
to be played at
Rockville Centre Country Club
(600 N. Long Beach Rd)
Monday June 24th, 2013
$250.00 per Golfer ($275 on 6/24)
Just Dinner-$90.00 per Person
For more information:
Call- (718) 465-2230
or go to their Website
Registration begins at 11am,
followed by Breakfast
12:15pm Shotgun Start
5:30pm Cocktail Hour
(Collared Shirts, No Jeans, Tank Tops,
Cargo Shorts or Sneakers)
It's a Great Day to Help the School
as well as Memorialize their Heroic Alumni,
BC Bill McGovern and Capt. Paddy Brown,
whose sacrifice for our country will never be forgotten.
MEMORIAL DAY 2013
AT THE 9-11 MEMORIAL
At a special ceremony at the 9-11 Memorial, Carolyn Brown was invited to place a Memorial Wreath under the Survivor Tree in the 9-11 Memorial Plaza along with Members of the United States Marine Corps.
"It was an honor to place this wreath with members of the USMC",
"My brother Paddy served in Viet Nam in the USMC
where he was honored for his bravery".
Paddy Brown later became one of the most decorated NYC Firefighters
before making the Supreme Sacrifice on 9-11-01.
The ceremony, though short was an emotional one and was covered by Channel 4 News.
Jason Brezler, one of the US Marines that attended the ceremony and pictured below, informed us of his new project-
To Honor the shared bond between the Fire Service and
our Nation's Military by affording Post 9-11 Veterans increased access
to employment opportunities in the professional Fire and Rescue Service.
(The Project Honors the Iconic Legacy of FDNY Captain Paddy Brown
who made the Supreme Sacrifice on 9-11-01.
Paddy's transition from the battlefield as a US Marine in Vietnam
to the Professional Fire Service fostered a lifelong commitment
to Public Service.)
We wish Jason much luck in his new endeavor.
(Here are some pictures from the day:)