A Firefighter Plays like a Champion on September 11

By Gerald M. Costello '52

Those of us who live in New York City have been invited to attend the funerals of firefighters lost in the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attack, since the sheer number of funerals has made it impossible for the full complement of traditional mourners — other firefighters, city officials, and so forth — to be present. And so I found myself at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Nov. 8 for the funeral of Firefighter Durrell Pearsall of Rescue 4, a big man who, I learned, was known as Bronk.…

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