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Monday, September 11, 2006

Lt. Michael K. Healey

Lt. Michael K. Healey

Lieutenant Michael K. Healey was only 42 when he was pronounced missing after the attacks on the World Trade Center. He is one of six in the Bronx's Fire Squad 41 who haven't been seen since September 11th. Teresa, his wife of almost 20 years, knows that "he wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else". His family of five lived in East Patchogue, NY, and Michael had been fighting fires for 18 years.

According to his wife, Michael did everything from grocery shopping to cleaning the house, to helping his son with the car. He also loved to clean while on the job since it was a time for him to bond with his co-workers. He reluctantly gave up the cleaning to focus on the paperwork needed to be done by being a lieutenant.


It meant a lot to me to have a tribute for a firefighter. I know that if my uncle, a firefighter, and my father, a police officer, had been in New York during the attacks, they would have done with Michael did...step into those buildings to help others out. His story means that much more to me knowing that he didn't have to go in that day, but he put others before himself. He sacrificed his own life to possibly save the lives of others.


Guest book for Michael


Blogger Viamarie said...

My prayers are with the family and his friends.

God Bless all those just like him.

September 11, 2006 11:12 AM

Blogger 2 cents said...

A beautiful tribute. He was a true hero. Thank you for sharing.

September 11, 2006 11:53 AM

Blogger Jana said...

A great tribute to a true hero. Thank you.

September 11, 2006 12:24 PM

Blogger Jen said...

He sounds like a really neat guy, and a hero.

Thanks for stopping by to help remember Anna Williams Allison.

September 11, 2006 12:52 PM

Blogger Marni said...

Lt. Healey was my best friend's uncle. I have sent her a link to your site so she can read it and pass it along to other members of her family.

Thank you for your post. It means a lot.

September 11, 2006 2:24 PM

Blogger Jean-Luc Picard said...

A fine tribute, Trin. Well done.

September 11, 2006 3:10 PM

Blogger Becky said...

As you know, my tribute was for a firefighter as well. I'm amazed at their stories and the spirit that they all seemed to have -- on or off the job.

September 11, 2006 4:05 PM

Blogger brian said...

Thank for for sharing this man with us and for sharing your personal connection. Very moving tribute and a great loss.

Please stop by my tribute for Gilbert and leave a link and comment so that others can come here to read.

September 11, 2006 4:40 PM

Blogger Oh great One said...

It's good to hear about Mr. Healey. There are so many stories we haven't heard. Lovely tribute.

September 11, 2006 5:48 PM

Blogger Maria del Carmen said...

Great tribute to Lt. Michael Healey. I love the photos, especially the second one. We lost a lot of great people that day.

September 11, 2006 6:25 PM

Blogger cube said...

For a bit reading these tributes make me said, and then it makes me so angry that words fail me. I'm so upset that we don't have these people with us anymore.

September 11, 2006 6:44 PM

Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

The Bravery of all these Firefighters is just stunning. These guys are truly a special breed of man....So giving and ready to help....
Thank you for this remembrance of this special and brave man...

Mine is up, too.

September 11, 2006 8:39 PM

Blogger Barbara said...

Mr. Healey's courage is an inspiration. How his family must miss him.

September 11, 2006 10:37 PM

Blogger Lucy Stern said...

You just wonder how many he did help before he died. Just the fact that he went in to help others makes him my hero. My husband is a retired police officer and if he had been there he probably would have done the same thing. I'm grateful for all those firefighters and police officers that gave there lives for others. I also pray for the families of all the others that died or were critically injured, that they somehow find some peace as time marches on. Thanks for he tribute.

September 12, 2006 2:01 AM

Blogger Chrixean said...

Great tribute... my prayers continue to stay with all those people he has left behind...lxsd

September 12, 2006 6:10 AM

Blogger KKT said...

thank you for remembering a hero. my tribute is posted at

September 13, 2006 8:10 PM


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