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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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While browsing through Foxtel this morning, I chanced to find a documentary "Finding Paddy" by Stephen McCarthy. I have never been so impressed by a documentary before. My own son, Joseph, has been a firefighter in Melbourne, Australia for 18 years, and my pride in him increased immeasurably after seeing the story of Paddy Brown. I felt many emotions, including pride (in my Irish Nation), sorrow for the fallen firefighters, admiration for Father Mychal Judge, and hope in the future under the safe and guiding hands of firefighters. I would like to find out more about Father Mychal and Paddy Brown. Although I have lived in Melbourne for 36 years, I was born and raised in Belfast Count Antrim. Although we are thousands of kms from New York, we were and still are deeply affected by 9/11 and its aftermath. God and His Holy Mother help, bless, and protect all Firefighters. Is mise le meas.

Joe Ferguson

*** Posted by Joe Ferguson on 2008-01-30 ***

I met Paddy through friends, and I just thought he was so thoughtful and down-to-earth. He was just a lovely human being! When I heard about the 9\11 events, I instantly thought about Patrick. He's always been a hero--always thinking about somebody else besides him. Paddy had a huge fan club! We really love him, and we will miss him so much!

*** Posted by Naomi Baron on 2008-01-17 ***

I have set up a link for a tribute book to Captain Patrick Brown, FDNY:


*** Posted by Sharon Watts on 2007-11-10 ***

god bless to paddy's loved ones. he is a true hero. I, like others, watched his programme and was so drawn to him. a brave and fearless man right to the end. rest in peace.

*** Posted by maddy (from ireland) on 2007-11-09 ***

Thank you for getting out as many lives as you could. You are heroes to our Nation. We love you!

*** Posted by Michelle and Megan on 2007-10-10 ***

With tears in my eyes, I write you, PADDY, that I love you, and I will never forget about your great legacy of love. You are a shining star that never will stop shining. You are forever in my heart.

*** Posted by Sasha Oleinikov on 2007-09-21 ***

I saw the programme "Finding Paddy" by Stephen McCarthy on the Irish National Television Network (RTE) at 4 o'clock in the morning some weeks ago. I was, and remain, deeply moved by what was recounted of the life and death of Patrick Brown. God's love and light truly shone through him to the world. GOD BLESS PADDY BROWN. Beannacht de leis.

Alison Brennan

*** Posted by Alison Brennan (Dublin, IRELAND) on 2007-09-14 ***

i'm a fire fighter in sligo and the show was just great. I was in new york for paddy's day march 17th, and we were treated like kings. being irish and a fire figher, the fdny took us under their wings. we marched in the parade, a fantastic day. i met men that trained and worked with capt paddy brown, and the stories they had for us were unreal. he was some boy, all right, a real hero. the mamorial at ground zero for the 343fdny who died that day is a sight to be seen, and capt paddy brown's name is up near the top of it, as it should be. good bless capt paddy brown.

*** Posted by probie999 on 2007-07-24 ***

When I can't run that extra mile I think of Pat coaching me on around the Reservoir. He was a good friend and believed I was stronger than I knew. He was fun but not only there for the fun times. I think of him often. It is good to see that all he gave out throughout his entire life is not forgotten, even by strangers from across the pond. He would love that.

We miss you Paddy. Thank you.

*** Posted by a friend on 2006-11-10 ***

Paddy Brown was an amazing man. My parents hold him close to their hearts. They love and cherish him. I wish I could've got to know him for a little longer. Paddy is my hero. I admire his courage and heroism. I hope he looks down on the now eleven-year-old girl who he once knew as a baby. All the fires he fought, all the lives he saved, and all of the many many risks he had taken had lead him to his death. But I am teling you now, Patrick J Brown would not have died any other way. He is a true hero. I hope he knows how much I admire him. I may be young but I an old enough to understand what an amazing person he was. Every single word spoken about this man has been all good. I really am amazed at all that everyone has said about him. It really means a lot to me to know that all of these people cared about him. I always hold him close to my heart and pray for him every once in a while. My grandfather recently passed away and I get a kick out of imagining him and Paddy havig a conversation about my sisters, mother, father, grandmother and I. Thank you Paddy for watching over me and for being the truly unbelievable, stunning, amazing, spectacular person you were. And surely you still are that same person to this glorious day.

-Alexandra C.

*** Posted by Alexandra NYNY on 2006-10-12 ***

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand

Paddy Brown a real-life Angel R.I.P.

*** Posted by Miranda on 2006-09-28 ***

thank you for all the time we had good nite sweet prince

*** Posted by kim j kissen on 2006-09-25 ***

I had the true honor of being introduced to Pat by a friend of mine in LA. I was going to NYC and my friend thought that I could use a friend like Pat in NYC. Pat was a true gentleman and one of the kindest men I have ever known. Pat was a true hero in every sense of the word. The struggles he overcame are an inspiriation to us all. What Pat did with his life, how he lived, how he shined are his legacy and one for all to admire. I miss my friend Pat Brown, from here in LA and every time I go to NYC. That city is not the same without him, but I know that Pat's one of the stars shinning brightly each night, guiding us all until we meet again.

*** Posted by Jalee Carder on 2006-09-24 ***

I have just watched "Finding Paddy" and I find myself crying for a man I never knew. I so wanted him to be the survivor that he was all his life and in a way he is - immortalised in the film and in the memories of everyone who knew him. God bless you and keep you, Paddy Brown

*** Posted by Sheila on 2006-09-13 ***

The courage and example of Paddy Brown and others who made the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11 will continue to inspire us all our lives. RIP Paddy.

*** Posted by Steve, Australia on 2006-09-13 ***

An absolute inspiration to the rest of humanity, for someone in obviously so much pain due to childhood, the church and Vietnam, the death of his commrades, Paddy reached out to those who needed help in more ways than one. A true hero. Sometimes that word is overused.

*** Posted by Fiona In Dublin on 2006-09-12 ***

Saw the "Finding Paddy" documentary here in Melbourne. Seemed like a great (flawed) person. Extremely moving film.


*** Posted by Peter - Australia on 2006-09-12 ***

I just watched in TV the documental "FINDING PADDY", by Stephen McCarthy, and moved me in so many ways....What an ORDINARY person he was and at the same time so EXTRAORDINARY... I mean we all have our own painful past, but he was so brave to overcome that and did the best he could to SAVE other in his way to SAVE himself and because he did a great job, he continues to do so with his beautiful example....

God bless his soul and those who continue doing a "paddy brown".

*** Posted by Catalina on 2006-09-11 ***

Pat, I marched for you today, I shed a tear for you today. I said a prayer for your family. I proudly display your picture in my office and wear a WTC identification braclet bearing your name. We have never met and our only ties are the same name and being in the same profession. You and many others made the ultimate sacfrice and held true to the firefighters battle cry, " we will risk a lot to save a lot"
Thank you for your time and dedication.

Pat Brown-Fire Marshal

*** Posted by Patrick A. Brown on 2006-09-11 ***

I had the pleasure of having dinner twice with Pat. Pat was a great friend of Ralph Burns, the Oscar winning composer, and while in New York we dined together. Pat Brown was a sensitive, caring man who I believe truly loved people and we had wonderful discussion about spirituallity. It didn't matter to him what color, race or orientation you were - his concern was always sincere.

*** Posted by Art Flores, Los Angeles on 2006-09-11 ***

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