Age 28, NYC, NY
(Working in Squad 1)
'He Craved the Action'
When Firefighter Robert Cordice disappeared on Sept. 11, 2001, so did the dreams of dozens of bachelorettes.
Firefighter Cordice, 28, was a handsome, hulking man, a lover of good drink, beautiful women and fast motorcycles. He was to be a pinup boy, making the cut for the 2002 Fire Department Hunks calendar.
"The picture is of him downtown on the Wall Street bull with his shirt off, wearing his bunker pants and suspenders and boots," said his longtime friend John Deliso. Like so many other firefighters, he wanted to be in the thick of the smoke. He was stationed at Engine Company 152 in Staten Island, and decided that he wanted to work somewhere more busy and daring. He transferred to the elite Squad 1 unit in Brooklyn. He had been there only two weeks.
He was also a New York City police officer for three years before joining the Fire Department, stationed at the 13th Precinct in Manhattan.
"No matter what he was doing, he craved the action," Mr. Deliso said.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 17, 2001.
NOW FOR MY POINT: I ran across a link to a tribute site at Jerseytjej's blog, about bloggers remembering those who parished on 9/11/01. You can go to this link and get a Tribute Memorial to post on your side bar like the one I have on the right of my page down towards the middle. I then did a search on the name given me and found out more about Robert Cordice. 2996 women, children, and men passed away on that day and I was the 1108th blogger to sign up to honor one of these people, so there are plenty left. Just click on the Memorial on my sidebar, go to the link, scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on the button "Sign Up Now", and follow the instructions, it's a neat, free, and worthwhile thing to do, so join me and tell others about it also. The goal was to have all 2996 persons honored this way by 9/11/06. So thank you and have a good day.