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In Tribute to Capt. Patrick J. Brown
48 years old.   Residence: New York, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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Happy 8th anniversary in Heaven. I know it's a better place because you're there.

*** Posted by Lola A. on 2009-09-12 ***

I saw the story of Paddy Brown here on Australian T.V. The whole world lost a great man, and all those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy. "LEST WE FORGET."

*** Posted by Darrell Dwyer on 2009-08-11 ***

The victims of the attack at 9/11 shall never be forgotten. NEVER!

*** Posted by Peter Hansen (Denmark) on 2009-07-09 ***

My father, Alfred Labanowski, was a firefighter with Ladder 26 Engine 58 in the late 1960's and early 1970's. He recently died at the ripe old age of 80. I remember him telling me, when he heard of Paddy Brown's death on 9-11, that Paddy would often come by the firehouse in Harlem when he was a kid and ask to look around. My father recalled Paddy as a young boy who wanted to be a firefighter from very early on. My father remembered Paddy as a good kid who grew up to be a good firefighter.

*** Posted by Ellen Labanowski on 2009-05-09 ***

Today I realized that we were close to the church of Mychal Judge ... just opposite from Midtown madness on 31st.... You still have a GREAT place in my SWEDISH heart. My daughter's dad is a firefighter, and you all have a dear place in our hearts.... We will send photos to you soon. Love from us, Madeleine and daughter—she loves you, too!

*** Posted by Madeleine on 2008-12-31 ***

I live in Sweden, and I just saw the documentary about finding Paddy Brown. I was deeply touched and want to express my admiration to this very special and heroic person. One person in the documentary said that Paddy had told her that he didn't want to be forgotten; well, now you are remembered in Sweden as well! Who would have thought? I think that your legacy will live on for a long time. Good bless your soul and the souls of everyone killed on that horrific day.

Maria Martinec (Sweden)

*** Posted by Maria on 2008-12-30 ***

I just saw a wonderful documentary about Paddy Brown. Tears were dripping down my chin. My daughter and I were in Manhattan last November, and we visited at "Midtown Madness." You firefighters, both dead and alive, have a dear place in my heart. Bless you all.... Happy New Year 2009.

Madeleine (Sweden)

*** Posted by Madeleine from Sweden on 2008-12-30 ***

I just finished watching the documentary. No words can express the story of Paddy's life. I am deeply touched. Let there be eternal light to his memory!

*** Posted by Kenneth (Sweden) on 2008-12-30 ***

I'm a student at CSN. I have a group writing assignment about Paddy Brown. So far it has been a pleasure to research a hero!

*** Posted by Anjulia Ebanks on 2008-10-14 ***

Pat and I trained together at Seido Karate. He always had a big smile on his face. He always had a kind word for you or someone else. He was all about giving to people, and what he got in return was how people always flocked to him. There are pictures of Pat around the Dojo, so I get to see Pat every time I train.

It is not any easier seven 9/11's later. You come across many different people throughout your life. There aren't many, however, who are able to make such a difference as Pat did and affect so many lives. He lead by example: he would never have someone do something he wouldn't do and always did what he said he would do.

Pat loved what he did and the people he did it with. I have run into many people over the past seven years who knew him, and by the end of every conversation, we were both struck by the same feeling of losing such a good man. People like Pat are never forgotten and always get in to heaven. It is just so unfortunate to lose such a good man.

*** Posted by Eric Kert on 2008-09-12 ***

I saw the documentary "Finding Paddy" some weeks ago. Can't get it out of my head. It grabbed me by the heart.

*** Posted by a Dane (Denmark) on 2008-08-29 ***

Pat was a friend and fellow Karate student at Seido. Never in my life have I ever met any person who cared so much about others. My wife was hit by a car and was in very bad shape. Every time I saw Pat, the first thing out of his mouth was, "How's your wife? Is there anything I can do?"

Our group of friends at Seido were on the phone that terrible morning wondering if anyone had any news of Pat, knowing that he was probably one of the first to respond. As we draw near another anniversary of that horrible day let's all remember a remarkable man, OSU Sensei Pat Brown.

*** Posted by Joel Cohen on 2008-08-23 ***

When my family and I went to N.Y.C. on a vacation, we found out about about Pat's death. I grew up with Pat and his brother Mike (yo-yo). I remember him taking off when he heard the fire trucks take off. There went Pat. First off he was a true fireman, then a real HERO from a kid.

God bless you,
Dominic Piano

*** Posted by Dominic Piano on 2008-08-10 ***

I didn't know Pat, but seeing him on TV a lot fighting fires the way he did and knowing how to do things, he made me go forward and do things with my Fire Department which I wouldn't have done without getting inspiration from Paddy Brown. And when the Towers fell, I knew Paddy had to be in there leading his men. God bless Paddy Brown.

Captain Douglas Torborg
East Rockaway Fire Department
Long Island, New York

*** Posted by Captain Douglas Torborg on 2008-08-02 ***

I've seen the documentary "Finding Paddy" twice now on Irish TV. He seemed like an amazing person. I'm going to New York next March and hope to visit Ladder 3. God rest all the souls lost on 9-11.

*** Posted by Anna F (Connemara, Ireland) on 2008-08-01 ***

Thank you, Pat, and every one else who lost their lives that day. My prayers are with the families.

*** Posted by Donna on 2008-07-28 ***

When I met Paddy, I was new to the fire department and was dating a member of his firehouse. I took a cab on an extremely hot day and went to a street presentation to honor firemen who had died. My boyfriend (now my husband) introduced me to Paddy, and we became fast friends. He understood that I was "new" to all of this, and he respected it. Our next run in was to rescue a dog (I'm a big dog person). On Thanksgiving Day there was a nearly dead pit bull on the firehouse property. Paddy put down his turncoat and brought the dog in the firehouse accompanied by my husband. The dog went on to live and be a firehouse dog and went on to live with a member's family. My husband worked with Paddy for ten years and felt honored to do so. He brought out the best in my husband.

*** Posted by paul jane nigro on 2008-06-04 ***

I will always love you, you magnificent man, a pure hero, a true man, in the end more elegant in death than life. I remain with you still.

*** Posted by martyn more on 2008-05-27 ***

I worked a job one night in Harlem. I was on the knob (Engine 58) and had advanced into a third room to knock the fire down. As I hosed the ceiling to advance, I was struck by a figure coming towards me. It was Paddy (26 Truck). He went around the back and had completed his search.

*** Posted by Eddie Dolenk on 2008-05-23 ***

I never met Paddy, but he and my brother, Kevin, were friends and members of the firefighters "brotherhood." They worked together at the New York City Fire Patrol and stayed in touch even when Paddy went to FDNY. Kevin was at the WTC that day, and by Irish luck or an angel was fortunate to make it home that night. I'd like to think that Paddy and the others were watching over him that day.

*** Posted by Maureen on 2008-02-01 ***

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