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In Tribute to Kevin M. Cosgrove
46 years old.   Residence: West Islip, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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It's almost ten years after, and what happened to you still causes me a deep sadness. Kevin, you left to all the world a taste of the terror experienced by all those 11.09 victims. I'm Brazilian, but on that day I saw everything on CNN, and it was really hard to believe. For all these years, I always wanted to be there, helping many people as I could. I hope your family can live in peace today.

*** Posted by Douglas Marcel on 2010-12-29 ***

Kevin Cosgrove,

I will never forget you. Today I wore a pin for you. I never knew you, but I can promise that you are loved and missed. When I watched the video, I could not tolerate what happened to you. I felt compelled to help you. By remembering you always, I hope I still can. I will not forget Mr. Cosgrove; I will not forget.

*** Posted by Jenny M. on 2010-12-24 ***

I saw your 9-1-1 call in a video, and it touched me that you where a brave man. R.I.P. You shouldn't have had to experience that. I wish the police would have gotten to you because you sound like you were a caring man.

*** Posted by Timothy Dunn on 2010-11-28 ***

Mr. Kevin M. Cosgrove,

You were a very nice person.
I saw your 9-1-1 call in a video.

I feel sorry that they didn't reach you in time.

By Krystal R.

*** Posted by Krystal on 2010-11-04 ***

I have seen and heard many heart-wrenching recordings from this fateful day, but Kevin Cosgrove's stands out from the rest in a way that is difficult to describe. To hear the final moments of an ordinary family man is a terrible thing, but what he and all the other victims experienced that day must be remembered.

I did not know Kevin, but it pains me when I realise that now I will never have the chance, that no one will ever have the chance again. This is not just the loss of a life, it is the loss of all the possible experiences and interactions, of what this man could and would have added to the lives of others. That is the real tragedy.

I will remember Mr. Cosgrove for as long as I live, and as long as we remember him, part of him will never truly be taken from us.

*** Posted by Jason N on 2010-10-22 ***

You were a heroic and very brave man, who has touched the lives of many. With an abundance of blessings and loving thoughts for you, for your family and friends, and everyone who lost their lives that day. I will always think of you all. In love and light. xxx

*** Posted by Ally on 2010-10-21 ***


*** Posted by D.Ann on 2010-10-20 ***

I witnessed the events of September 11th from just three blocks north of the WTC. Listening to this recording brings to life the actual horror and suffering of those trapped in the burning towers.

To Mr. Cosgrove:

God bless your grief-stricken family. In a song that I wrote, entitled "September Day, Eleventh Day," one of the verses goes:

Three thousand people died for no apparent reason,
It was an evil act we'll never understand,
It broke up families and the hurt will last forever,
I pray for all of them each day.

To the family of Mr. Cosgrove:

You are always in our prayers. God bless you always.

*** Posted by Joseph D'Auria on 2010-10-19 ***

I have listened to his recording for years. I never wanted to intrude on his family, nor violate their privacy, nor disparage their grief. But I could never not listen. I do not have the words explain. I force myself to listen, so I never forget the horror. God bless.

*** Posted by Kerin on 2010-10-15 ***

I watched the buildings fall and heard Kevin Cosgrove's heartbreaking pleas for help for the first time last night. I shook uncontrollably while listening, as I did on the day of the attacks. I was thousands of miles from the tragic event, but I felt all the emotions as I watched it happen live on the news that fateful day: terror, grief, disbelief, anger, and sadness at the huge loss of life.

I never wanted to hear the end of Kevin's call, as I knew what I would hear and knew how it would make me feel, but it is nothing to the pain and fear that all those people and their families went through on that day. I pray for you all and wish I could carry some of the pain that those left behind must feel at their loss. God bless you all.

*** Posted by Val Perkins (UK) on 2010-10-14 ***

I first heard the recording around the 9th anniversary of 9-11 this year. It is the kind of experience that seems surreal. Listening to someone's terrifying last moments feels sort of intrusive and disrespectful, but at the same time, you feel compelled to hear the entire agonising call. Not one of us can even to begin to imagine the fear and terror these victims experienced during the last moments of their lives, but Kevin has put a voice to it, to let us all know what happened that day.

I find myself thinking about him and his family and the final call at all times of the day and night — it's 4.30 am where I am now, to give you an idea.

I will never forget what happened that day. It has affected me profoundly, and I can only pray that not one of us will ever experience such terror again. Unfortunately, these impaired insane radicals will always find a way to create war and cause death.

I pray for you, Kevin, that your life and those of many others were not taken in vain that day. God bless your family.


*** Posted by Wendy (South Africa) on 2010-10-11 ***

I want to say how truly sorry I am for Kevin and all the others who perished in 9/11. Kevins voice is like that of a distant friend that we all knew once in our lives, and I hope he knows how much all of us care and wished we could have helped him. His voice is piercing. I will never forget him.

*** Posted by Chris Miller on 2010-10-08 ***

R.I.P., Kevin Cosgrove. That recording is extremely difficult to listen to. I am surprised he had the time to cry out at the end, judging from how quickly the building collapsed. Right now I don't feel right having a nice computer on this bright sunny day sitting on a comfy sofa, while this innocent man was in such a scary situation. It is not right what humans do to each other. Maybe we shouldn't have had intelligence in the first place and just lived on as simple-minded animals. Knowledge brings power, and power can lead to destruction. This audio had me realize that actual families died on that day, not just a couple buildings that collapsed. The screams of terror must have been felt not only by you, but many innocent individuals. I almost feel undeserving of my safe life. I am deeply struck by your message. Thank you for opening my mind to this tragic occurrence, and, again, may I say to Kevin and to everyone else who unknowingly lost their innocent lives on that fateful day, rest in peace.

*** Posted by Jayesh on 2010-10-03 ***

Although I never knew you, Kevin, I still cry every time I listen to your last phone call.... I could never imagine how you felt that whole time, and no one should ever have to go through what you did. Justice will be served ... one day.... R.I.P.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2010-10-01 ***

It is almost ten years since this horrific event.... After the recent ninth anniversary, I surfed the net to find details ... and came across Kevin's recording ... and Melissa Doi's. I listened in sheer disbelief and horror ... and then burst into tears for people I did not even know.... I cannot imagine what they went through.... There are glimpses of sheer bravery in the face of total devastation in his words, "We are not ready to die." ... I think those words hit me the most.... May God bless America, Australia, and New York City.

Andrew (Australia)

*** Posted by Andrew Wilson on 2010-09-30 ***

I watched the horror on TV that terrible day.  Words cannot describe how I felt, and still do.

Kevin, when I heard your call my heart broke. You and Doug Cherry are the voices that speak for all those who died on 9/11 and I will never forget you. You and Mr. Cherry will live on in our memories forever.

*** Posted by Greta on 2010-09-30 ***

I heard those words ... "OH, GOD! OH!" — the most frightening words that I have ever heard in my whole life....

Kevin Cosgrove, you will stay in our hearts forever!

*** Posted by anonymous on 2010-09-29 ***

Hearing the last words of Mr. Cosgrove was one of the most painful and devastating experiences of my life. I was completely choked up, and I still am. The evil that occurred on that day is incomprehensible. I feel so bad for all the victims and their families and friends. I hope you all find peace some day.

Søren Roest Korsgaard.

*** Posted by Søren Roest Korsgaard on 2010-09-24 ***

My name's Chelsa. I didn't know Kevin Cosgrove, but listening to his 911 call made me realize how much of a nice man he was. Rest in peace.

*** Posted by Chelsa on 2010-09-23 ***

Wow.... My heart is in millions of pieces. Kevin Cosgrove, I salute you! <3 Even though you are no longer here on earth, your spirit lives on in our hearts. Life is so short. When you left that morning and said your good-byes to your family, you had no clue that they would be your last. Thank you so much for being the voice of so many.

— April (South Africa)

*** Posted by April B Evans on 2010-09-16 ***

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