Skip to comments.Blood Stored Here Helps Bury 9/11 Firefighter in New York (MN)
Posted on 06/17/2016 9:30:15 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
Nearly 15 years after 9/11, New York firefighter and Battalion Chief Larry Stack is slowly but surely moving toward his final resting place.
Stack and 342 other firefighters died trying to save lives at the World Trade Center that were destroyed in the September 11th, 2001 attacks.
Stacks' remains like many others were never found or identified. So his family didn't hold a funeral for him. They were hoping his remains would be found. Plus, the Catholic Church requires physical remains be present in church for a funeral.
After 15 agonizing years Stacks' family remembered he had gone into the New York Blood Center of Be the Match. He went there to donate blood in a blood drive for a child with cancer. That vile of blood and millions of others are stored here at the depository in New Brighton.
"The family was in contact with the New York blood center and they were in contact with us. There were quite a few conversations that had gone on to make sure that we still had the sample available," said Daniel Johnson with Be the Match.
Johnson says, they still had the sample. And last week she says, they shipped it to the family.
"It's really touching to hear something like that. That we really have a hand in helping bring some closure to the family," she said.
Friday morning Battalion Chief Larry Stack was laid to rest.
His blood isn’t vile. It’s in a vial.
More lazy reporting...
But, we get it.
I once had a student in a chemistry class hand in a lab report with that exact same mistake. She was -- you guessed it -- blonde and blue-eyed.
Incidentally I used to work with a guy that had donated *bone marrow* for someone with cancer, I think he said leukemia. It sounded like an interesting procedure, they get the stuff out of your hip bone.
Vial is not to be confused with vile, of which it is a homophone in some parts of the English-speaking world (the U.S., at least). Vile is only an adjective. Something vile is disgusting, contemptible, or immoral.
Emailed the author, I expect an apology because this guy is actually one of the good ones.
One misspelled word in an otherwise great story.
It’s not like I posted a story that has been posted here 45 times already today.
And I moved it to News forum. Story about a 9/11 hero belongs there. Hope you don’t mind.
I don’t know where his remains are but I know where he is!
Larry is in a very fine place of eternal peace.
God bless you Larry, you will not be forgotten.
Cut the reporter some slack. He’s a Disney employee.
I can’t even understand some of these articles because of little to no editing and diarrhea of the authors mouths.
I used to be a copy editor for my high school newspaper.
Most papers do not have them anymore. Why stuff like this gets through.
Thank you, I would have missed this final chapter of an American hero.
You’re welcome, Glock.
Appreciate that. Thank you.
You’re welcome, Hoosiermama.
This was my friend, Bruce Van Hine, Squad 41,the Bronx.
A NYFD firefighter, he died on Sept. 11,2001.
His remains were found when that huge ramp in the pit where the World Trade Center towers stood was finally removed a few years after the attack.
The essay below was written by his wife in 2012.
I knew him, his wife, his parents. My wife and I were guests at his wedding.
Just trying to keep his memory alive.
He was a good man and a good Christian.
Amen to all your prayers 82.
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