Memorial dedicated in East Boston (MA) honoring Six Boston firefighters who made the supreme sacrifice while battling a fire in 1942.
Bagpipes echoed through Maverick Square Thursday at the conclusion of a ceremony dedicating a memorial to six Boston firefighters who died 70 years ago.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens reports Download: fire-memorial-stevens-w1.mp3
Six Boston Firefighters were killed in the line of duty as a result of the collapse, all of whom were conducting operations and working on the second floor with hose lines.
Supreme Sacrifice in the Line of Duty:
- Hoseman John F. Foley, Engine Company 3
- 57 years of age | 30 year veteran
- Hoseman Edward F. Macomber, Engine Company 12
- 47 years of age | 24 year veteran
- Hoseman Peter F. McMorrow, Engine Company 50
- 45 years of age | 19 year veteran
- Hoseman Francis J. Degan, Engine Company 3
- 24 years of age | 15 month veteran
- Ladderman Daniel E. McGuire, Ladder Company 2
- 44 years of age | 19 year veteran
- Hoseman Malachi F. Reddington, Engine Company 33
- 48 years of age | 19 year veteran
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