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Captain details horrific rescue
attempt ´My guys were heroic’

Boston Herald, by Herald Staff

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Posted By:John c, 3/28/2014 9:46:12 AM

A day after the flames thwarted his efforts to save Lt. Edward J. Walsh and firefighter Michael R. Kennedy in the basement of a blazing Beacon Street brownstone, Capt. Neal Mullane of Ladder 18 in South Boston, his own scalp gashed and burned, found himself drawn to the Back Bay firehouse that has become a kind of chapel for his grieving brethren. Mullane, 42, was one of the officers tapped at a moment’s notice to command as the Rapid Intervention Team at the nine-alarm fire. He described the desperate detail to the Herald’s Laurel J. Sweet.

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First hand account of the attempted rescue of the trapped Boston firemen!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 3/28/2014 10:10:30 AM     (No. 9788049)

How very tragic. I can´t imagine how horrible it was for them to listen to the firefighters pleas for assistance and know they couldn´t get to them.

God bless and protect all of them and their families. RIP heroes.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susannah, 3/28/2014 10:57:49 AM     (No. 9788124)

What a heartbreaking story. What brave men.

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