The first deputy commissioner of the New York Fire Department, 72-year-old William Feehan was killed at his command post at the foot of the south tower of the World Trade Center when it fell.
"He just loved everything about being a firefighter and a fire chief," said his son, William Feehan. "He loved the department history, and he really had wonderful friends in the department."
The elder Feehan served in the Army in World War II and Korea. The son of a firefighter himself, Feehan joined the department in 1959. Another son, John, also is a New York City firefighter.
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