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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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Five years later, the portrait is hardly one of a traumatized nation, rather a nervous one where life goes on, people travel and gather in crowds..but the high security makes us feel safe. When I hear the A15 warthog jets fly over my house going from Grayling, MI to Battle Creek, MI, on maneuvers, I feel safe.
Patrick Brown was a real hero! and we thank him.
Jan Richardson, Fenwick, MI

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

HE WAS AND STILL IS AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL
GOD BLESS PADDY BROWN

*** Posted by PAUL K on 2006-09-09 ***

Thanks for the example. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks for showing the way. You’ve gone ahead of us all. It’s our turn now to walk the path. One day we’ll get there. Rest in peace Paddy. Semper Fi.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2006-09-08 ***

Some man.

Carlow, Ireland

*** Posted by alan burns on 2006-09-08 ***

A friend told me about the program "Finding Paddy" and what a guy he was. He sounded like something straight out of a action movie or a comic book. Some super hero's are real! Paddy's a legend!

S.Russell - Belfast, Ireland

*** Posted by S. Russell on 2006-09-08 ***

I also saw 'Finding Paddy' on Irish tv and it was an excellent programme and a credit to all concerned. If it's any consolation to his family and friends, ye did him proud in a dignified manner.
God bless and R.I.P. Paddy.

*** Posted by Joe Nevin, Tipperary, Ireland. on 2006-09-07 ***

What a legend. "finding Paddy" was just on here in ireland. He was a true Irish hero! Slán Padraíg!

*** Posted by John Deally on 2006-09-07 ***

my other half watched paddy Brown last night I felt very moved by the heroics of paddy to his fellow man I hope this program is repeated at an earlier time for all to watch this is a must see GOD BLESS TO ALL

*** Posted by joanne on 2006-09-06 ***

I also saw 'Finding Paddy' on Irish TV last night.A superb touching tribute to Paddy, may he rest in peace. If it's any consolation, his family and friends can be proud of their dignified and moving contribution to the programme.

--Joe Nevin, Tipperary, Ireland.

*** Posted by Joe Nevin on 2006-09-06 ***

I also watched Steve McCarthy's "Finding Paddy" on Irish Televison last night, and have to agree with Margaret. What a brave but humble, complex but also simple man - just happy helping other people. May he rest in peace.

*** Posted by Ralph Moore on 2006-09-06 ***

Watched "Finding Paddy" last night. Was really moved by this fantastic man who touched a lot of peoples lives. Documentary was very well done giving an insight into Paddy Brown's life. God Bless Paddy Brown

*** Posted by Linda K, Dublin, Ireland on 2006-09-06 ***

I also just saw the documentary on TV "Finding Paddy" and it reminded me so much of my time in NY, it's a wonder I never bumped into the guy as I spent many days walking the city, but if I even walked the same path as that man, or unknowingly passed by him, it makes me a happier person. He was a real hero, like all the other 342 Firefighters. NY is a special place, made the more special by seeing those guys go up and down manhattan, sirens blazing, on the way to save some people and put out a fire. Its been a while since I've been back to NY, but I can see why Paddy loved it so much, it's a great place, full of great people, and great memories.

*** Posted by Jimi G on 2006-09-06 ***

just watched the program Finding Paddy, and I just wanted to say what a great man he was. he and those other brave men and women were so brave, I hope hes in a great place.

*** Posted by annie on 2006-09-06 ***

I also watched the documentary on Irish TV last night and it brought a tear to my eye...God bless all those brave heroes who gave their lives on that fateful day.

*** Posted by David, Ireland on 2006-09-06 ***

I've just watched Finding Paddy here in Ireland, and it still leaves a touching memory of such a wonderful man Paddy Brown. Paddy seemed compassionate to the needs of others while putting his own life at risk, which I am sure he and others alike are truly proud. A man who cared about others and who done so with such dedication, I as a stranger watched from afar the tv show which now I almost feel like I know him and would have been proud to do so. Fair play Paddy brown, what more is there to say!

*** Posted by Gillian Rice on 2006-09-06 ***

9/6/06 - Just watched Steve McCarthys "Finding Paddy" on Irish TV. A beautiful and well done programme and memorial to a wonderful, complicated and compassionate man. "ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam dilis"

*** Posted by Margaret O'C Ireland on 2006-09-05 ***

I never knew Paddy, but when I read the words (we're going up!) stated by him. I knew in my heart that he, and the other men that were with him, were the bravest men of all time. When bravery is needed in all other situations in life, there is always a way, guard, defence, to keep you from harms way. Paddy and the others had none, they just had to go, carring just hope, which didn't occur. I will always remember those words (we're going up) forever, and remember Paddy and the other fire fighters, the bravest men of all time.

Bruce Smith, Australia.

*** Posted by Bruce Smith on 2006-08-18 ***

I first met Paddy Brown at Gleason's Gym in Manhattan, when the gym was still located on 30th Street, in the mid 1980's. I was a professional fighter training there daily. Paddy was always on the same heavy bad, at the same time, every day. He aways wore his NYFD t-shirt.

It wasn't until Gleason's Gym moved to Brooklyn that I started speaking to Paddy. I told him my only other dream in life, other than being a prize fighter, was to become a firefighter. He encouraged me to go back to school, study hard and follow my dream. He also gave me one of his FDNY t-shirts - which I wore in the Toronto Tri-athalon.

In 1985 I won the Welterweight Title and after some soul searching, decided to leave my professional sports career and follow Paddy's advice. I enrolled in college, took all the pre-requisites required and later earned my Firefighter Certificate as well as my Emergency Medical Tech Certification.

In 1995, I was hired as a full time Firefighter/EMT in south Florida, where I had relocated to after getting married. I now have eleven years in and not a day goes by without a thought of Paddy.

I have saved many lives. There are people walking and breathing on this earth because of me - and because of Paddy. If it had not been for Paddy's kind words and encouragement, I would never have believed I could do anything but knock people down in a ring.

When my wife and I watched the Towers fall on Sept. 11th, I knew in my heart Paddy was gone. I knew he would be the first one to run in, the first one to climb the stairs, reaching higher and farther than most. Risking it all, one more time, one last time.

Rest in Peace Paddy Brown. And God Bless You.

*** Posted by Donald J. Poole on 2006-06-04 ***

We miss you, Paddy Brown!

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2005-09-09 ***

It's been almost three years since you were killed.  I know that you're in heaven but we all miss you so much that it hurts. Oh how we miss our beautiful smile, your generous spirit and for being a wonderful neighbor and a dedicated fireman. God bless you and Semper fi Pat.

*** Posted by Rose319 on 2004-04-22 ***


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