I first met Lt Kuefner, aka Lt Q, after being invited to the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the FDNY Probie Class of September, 1968.
Lt Kuefner was rookie firefighter just as those very busy FDNY War Years of very heavy fire activity were beginning.
Also graduating the same Probie Class was now Retired FDNY B/C Jack Kleehaas, aka "68jk09", and our site Administrator and Owner, Retired FDNY Captain John Bendick, aka "jbendick".
They ALL sure caught their share of work.
I call them "The Greatest Generation of Firefighters".
I might also mention that Lt Kuefner was a Lt at Ladder 112 when Nycfire member Dan Potter, aka "Johnny Gage", was assigned there.
So don't forget - tune in the "Gettin' Salty Podcast" tonight (Dec 9th) starting at 8 pm.
If you do miss the program tonight, you can still view it later on the "Gettin Salty Podcast" You tube series another time.
"I know I'm planning to tune in".