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In Tribute to Francis Albert De Martini
49 years old.   Residence: New York, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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Frank and I were college room mates at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY during the early '70s. From our dorm room window we watched the WTC being built and marveled at the incredible views of the Towers in the skyline especially at sunset. Even back then Frank always cared more about others than himself, always standing up for the down trodden, so I was not the least bit surprised when I heard about his selflessness as his tower collapsed. He was always inspiring, setting the example for the rest of us to follow!

*** Posted by Degie Ferebee on 2009-09-13 ***

I live in Toowoomba, Queensland Australia and have just watched a documentary about 9/11. I was especially taken aback with the courage and sacrifice Frank made to save others.
God bless him and his family

*** Posted by Kristy on 2009-09-12 ***

From Spain, Benidorm

You are a true hero Frank.. not just an American hero, but one for the world.. You proved how brave people can be. God bless you... and your family can be really proud of you, there is not a lot of people like you on earth.. sadly

*** Posted by Mickael Fernandez on 2009-09-12 ***

I'm from Milan, Italy.
Today I've seen a documentary on Italian television about Francis. I've understood only today with the story of Francis what had been the 9/11. He is not only an American hero, he is a hero for everyone.
Thank you, Francis

*** Posted by Leonardo Fallucca on 2009-09-11 ***

I was drawn to the stories of the people who survived and those who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. I read several books detailing the events of the day, including one called "102 Minutes, The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers". One of the individuals whose story was told was Frank De Martini. Frank's name stood out to me because I graduated from high school with his brother Paul. The more I learned about Frank's actions on that tragic day, the more inspired I was by his heroism. He must have been an amazing man. I am sorry I never had the chance to know him. His death was a terrible loss for his family, friends and for all who he may have touched had he lived. I'm thinking of you Frank, on this, the 8th anniversary of your passing. You are missed.

*** Posted by Jackie Brush Lazzaro HHHS Class of 1980 on 2009-09-11 ***


I am 18 years old, and from Australia. I recently realized how much of a hero Frank and his friends were; My heart goes out to his family and everyone else who has been touched by this disaster.

I feel like I wish I could have done something, even now do something.

He has changed my life; I hope to be at least half as amazing as he was - he is my hero in life..

He did not die in vain; He is a true hero of the human race.

From down under.

*** Posted by Adrian G on 2009-09-11 ***

I am reading "102 Minutes" at the moment, and though it is incredibly sad and horrific, your name stands out as beacon of pure heroism. God bless you and your family. I never knew you, but I will always remember your story of courage.

Steve Joseph (South Africa)

*** Posted by Stephen Joseph on 2009-07-13 ***

A wonderful, courageous hero who saved others. R.I.P. xxxx

*** Posted by Emily Oldfield (UK) on 2009-05-26 ***

Such a sad story.

*** Posted by Lyn, Ireland on 2009-03-27 ***

Mr DeMartini,

You are a true hero. Your efforts were not in vain. Many, many Americans are indebted to you. Men like you define heroism. God bless.

*** Posted by Mark Guadarrama on 2009-03-24 ***

The History channel recently did a special about Frank. I think it was a tragedy that we have not heard much about this hero before. He is the quintessential idea of what an American is. He stood tall and proud with to help those around him, and died saving others. He is a true hero, and we can be sure that he is in a better place. May God Bless the De Martini family.

*** Posted by Daniel J. on 2008-12-15 ***

I watched the "Inside the World Trade Center," and I found out about Frank's courageous actions that day. I also figured out he died still saving other people trapped in the North Tower. Frank loved that building more than life itself, and that's why he stayed behind and went down with it. Even today, his wife, Nicole, and their two children miss him very much. Frank is in a better place, and he's always watching over them. I have his picture with his children in my victims' book. Bless the De Martini Family! And may you rest peacefully in heaven, Frank! :'(

*** Posted by Jessica Marra on 2008-11-29 ***

To Frank in heaven (and to his family that he left behind),

If I one day become half the man that you are, in courage, bravery, and spirit, then I would have led a noble and worthwhile life. Your story touched me to the point of tears. God bless you and your family. If there ever was such a thing as a hero, then you are it. Your actions give me hope for mankind and for my life.

Simon P (UK)

*** Posted by Simon on 2008-09-15 ***

You are a true hero ... not just an American hero, but one for the world.... You prove how brave people can be. God bless you!

*** Posted by Judy on 2008-09-15 ***

Frank, You are a true hero to me! I guess you changed my world after seeing the documentary "inside the twin towers".
You made me realize that nothing comes for granted and that we should all be lucky to live. My thoughts are with you and your family and friends. It would have been an honor to have known you and I'm pretty sure you were a great husband, father, brother. REST IN PEACE! I will never forget you, and I hope no one will! We all should be proud of you. All my support to your beloved ones in their struggle to live with the emptiness you left.

*** Posted by kjell on 2008-09-12 ***

Frank, respect! 1000 times respect! Saw a documentary in Belgium about 9/11. All my love to his family.

*** Posted by kristof on 2008-09-10 ***

Bravery, friendship, tenacity, loyalty, to list a few, are virtues of this wonderful man. Frank, you are truly a brave man and a true patriot for your countrymen to aspire to be like.

*** Posted by Jason from Australia on 2008-09-10 ***

Frank is a true hero. I think about his family. His family can take pride in him! He was admirable and courageous!
God bless him and his family.

*** Posted by Stéphane Blaise (Belgium) on 2008-09-04 ***

Dear Frank,

I was so amazed when I found out you helped over 50 people but did not save yourself. That's a true hero! Frank, you are so amazing. I wish I could hug you because you really are just an amazing person! I hope that one day I might meet you, you never know. I hope you did not suffer too long. R.I.P., Frank.

Bethany, age 13

*** Posted by Bethany on 2008-05-25 ***

Dear Frank,

I never met you, but I was 15 when this terrible thing happened, and I watched the second plane hit and the towers fall on TV. My heart still floods with grief when I think of all the terror and fear of those inside those buildings (and those on the planes). How terrible it must have been for all of you. After watching a few documentaries, I heard of you, how brave you were, how compassionate. Thank you for saving people, Frank, for helping them. You are an angel, and god bless your soul. I hope everyone will hear your name and know you did the ultimate thing you can ever do for someone else: you gave your life helping people in utter terror and confusion. Bless you, Frank. I'm sorry, truly sorry, that the world lost you and so many that day. You are a hero.

Love and the greatest respect to you and your family, always,


*** Posted by Kate .b. on 2008-05-23 ***

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