Soldiers born from ground zero ashes
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Capt. Thor Johannessen
Now-New York City Fire Department Lt. Thor Johannessen (far left) poses with fellow firefighters from Special Operations Company Rescue 1 in their truck. Rescue 1 is responsible for rescuing other firefighters, as well as victims of major disasters, such as a plane crash or a train derailment. The company lost 11 of its 27 members on 9/11, including the company commander and senior lieutenant, after the World Trade Center's North Tower collapsed. Johannessen later joined the New York National Guard, where he is a captain, and has used his search and rescue experience to help victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
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