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'We Are Seeing People Dropping Like Flies': Meet the 9/11 First Responders Now Fighting for Their Own Lives


On Sept. 11, 2001, as thousands were dead or dying in the terror attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Michael O’Connell was one of the many who rushed in to help. O’Connell, then a 25-year-old probationary firefighter in New York, went to the World Trade Center’s twin towers as soon as they were attacked and subsequently spent weeks in lower Manhattan — breathing in the toxic air and fumes from the destruction as he worked through the pile of wreckage from the buildings, searching first for survivors and then their remains. More.

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