VETERANS DAY 2022 - FF LODDs & SALUTE TO FF MILITARY VETERANS

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Henry Helmken - LODD - US Army Private - Died from illness - Camp Mills, NY - 10/13/1918 - FDNY L 123

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HENRY HELMKEN WAS A NEW YORK CITY FIREMAN ASSIGNED TO LADDER 123. HE RESIDED AT 1461 BUSHWICK AVE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. HE ENTERED SERVICE INTO THE UNITED STATES ARMY ON MAY 28TH 1918. HIS SERVICE ID NUMBER WAS 3196856. WITH THE RANK OF PRIVATE, 152nd DEPOT BRIGADE, UTILITIES DETACHMENT CAMP MILLS, NEW YORK. HE DIED OF DISEASE, INFLUENZA PNEUMONIA AT CAMP MILLS, NEW YORK, ON OCT. 13, 1918.
 
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Francis Twomey - LODD - US Army - World War I - Died from illness - 3/16/1918 - Camp Upton, Yaphank, NY - FDNY - E 55

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FF Twomey became sick with influenza while stationed at Camp Upton, Yaphank, NY.
 
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NYCFire.net with to honor all veterans and military members for their service to our country. Let us never forget all who lost their lives defending freedom. We especially honor and thank our own site veterans and members of our site who have parents, spouses, sons, daughters and grandchildren who have served or who are serving in our military services.

We ask our site members to post their own service experiences or accounts of family members or friends. All fire and police departments. All additional memorials, sentiments, pictures and comments are welcome.

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Thread initiated at request of Site Moderator. Thank You to all our Service members and God Bless America.
 

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Harry Flynn - LODD - US Army - World War I - Died from illness - Camp Upton, NY - 9/13/17 - FDNY L 7

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FF Flynn became sick with influenza while stationed at Camp Upton, Yaphank NY.
 

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Charles Johnson - LODD - US Army SGT - KIA - Argonne, France - 10/13/1918 - FDNY E 58

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FF Johnson was KIA as a Sergeant in the 306th Infantry while serving with the American Forces in France during WWI.
 

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John Kelly - LODD - US Army - World War I - Died from illness - Camp Merritt, NJ - 10/18/1918 - FDNY L 1

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FF Kelly became sick with influenza while stationed at Camp Merritt, NJ.
 

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Henry Oltmann - LODD - US Army - World War I - Died from heat injury - Camp Meade, MD 8/8/1918 - FDNY L-28

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FF Oltmann died during training from sunstroke while stationed at Camp Meade, Maryland
 

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Fred Fempel - LODD - US Army PVT - World War I - Killed accidental shooting - Germany - FDNY E 257

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FRED FREMPEL WAS A NEW YORK CITY FIREMAN ASSIGNED TO ENGINE 257. HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE U.S. ARMY ON JULY 25th 1918. HIS SERVICE ID WAS 3732212. HE ENTERED WITH THE RANK OF PRIVATE WITH COMPANY 12, 152nd DEPOT BRIGADE TO SEPTEMBER 26th 1918. THEN WITH COMPANY I, 123rd INFANTRY REGIMENT, 31st INFANTRY DIVISION TO OCTOBER 2Nd 1918. THEN WITH HQ COMPANY 83rd INFANTRY DIVISION TO OCTOBER 26th 1918. THEN WITH COMPANY H, 49th INFANTRY REGIMENT TO NOVEMBER 1st 1918. THEN WITH COMPANY C, 30th INFANTRY REGIMENT. TIL HIS DEATH ON JANUARY 25th 1919. WHEN HE DIED IN A ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING IN GERMANY.
 

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Michael Kristal - LODD - US Army 1LT - KIA - France - 8/30/1944 - FDNY Civilian Inspector Division of Combustibles

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Michael Kristal, a civilian inspector in the Division of Combustibles, entered the U. S. Army on April 2, 1941. He was reported killed in action while serving in France on August 30, 1944. His name appears on the Memorial Wall in FDNY Headquarters. (From "The Last Alarm" by Boucher, Urbanowicz & Melahn. 2007)
 
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C E Johnson - LODD - US Navy Reserve LTJG - World War II - Died - 7/1/1943 - Prior service World War I US Army - FDNY Inspector Division of Combustion

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Charles Edward Johnson was a Inspector with the New York City Fire Department, Division of Combustion. He served during World War I. He was inducted into the United States Army on April 2nd 1918. His Armed Service Number is 406837. He served as a Private in the Chemical warfare Service, Astoria, New York to October 28th 1918. He was promoted to Private 1st Class on October 1918, then Corporal on November 15th 1918. There he was stationed at the Astoria Light Heat & Power Company, Astoria, New York. Til his discharge on March 4th 1919. At the time of World War II. He was inducted into the United States Navy Reserve on July 7th 1942. His Armed Service Number was 212355. He was assigned to the Security Office, Third Naval District. He died while on Active Duty on July 1st 1943. His next of kin was Bernadette M Johnson, 114-39 211th Street, St. Alban's, Queens, New York. The information is from the National Archives, New York State Archives, FDNY Line of Duty Deaths.
 
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Thank you for your military service - site member "3511"

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Veterans in the FDNY

FDNY Veterans​

The FDNY is classified as a paramilitary agency because our organizational structure, tactics, training and culture resembles that of the U.S. Armed Forces. To date, there are more than 1,400 members in our Department who are veterans or military reservists.

 

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WNYF - During World War II, WNYF posted details of members serving in the military. WNYF also posted data tracking number of members serving, awards received, feature stories related to battles and events members participated in, wounded and KIA updates and pictures submitted by members deployed. A 1945 WNYF sample for 2 FDNY divisions:


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There were many stories told by the many WWII veterans who entered FDNY after the war. I met retired Captain Bill Huben. He would not talk about his heroic action taken to save other soldiers when a grenade was thrown into his foxhole (see below), but he was proud to show his WWII "combat thumb" - one of his big toes used to replace the thumb lost when the grenade exploded. Barely conscious, he persuaded the surgeon to take his big toe so that he could return to firefighting duties. Bill was able to return to FDNY duties and was a well-respected fire officer for many years after the war.

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The US Maritime Service established a large training center at Manhattan Beach in 1942. Several FDNY and NYFP members entered the dangerous Maritime Service and received training at the Brooklyn center. They served honorably and would become WWII maritime service veterans after the war.

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MERCHANT MARINE CASUALTIES​

There were 243,000 mariners that served in the war. And 9,521 perished while serving—a higher proportion of those killed than any other branch of the US military. Roughly four percent of those who served were killed, a higher casualty rate than that of any of the American military services during World War II. There were 733 Merchant Marine ships sunk due to enemy attacks, and the Japanese captured 609 mariners as prisoners of war. The Germans and Japanese sank six ships manned by the Merchant Marine in 1941 before Pearl Harbor, making mariners some of the first American casualties of the growing global conflict.



Note: Although merchant mariners have supported the Armed Forces in every war fought by the United States, they generally are not considered veterans for the purpose of eligibility for federal benefits

 
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