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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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Even though I didn't know you, I feel your pain. Life has changed so much since you are gone. We miss you.

*** Posted by meriem hayward on 2009-08-14 ***

I am a 911 dispatcher. I do it for a living, day in and day out. I've seen and heard almost everything in a career approaching 20 years. This is a call that will forever haunt my memory. May we never forget his voice nor all the other voices that were silenced that fateful day, if only to ensure that history will never repeat itself.

*** Posted by name withheld by request on 2009-08-14 ***

My brother was one of the lucky ones. He was in New York at a conference for Kodak and made it out alive. He recently passed away suddenly, unexpected, from lung disease. I feel so fortunate his family had him for eight more years to raise his children. Kevin was a devoted father, I'm sure of it. He immediately mentioned his children and wife.

America has forgotten. We are in the middle of a mess in this country. We cannot let this happen, or people like Kevin will have died in vain. Please, America, do not forget! Do not forget. Do not forget. Do not forget. Do not forget.

*** Posted by betty carroll on 2009-08-10 ***

I am so sorry.

*** Posted by Scott on 2009-08-08 ***

I want to let you know, Kevin, that you've impacted the lives of so many, and although I didn't know you, you've left an impact on the world—you meant something.

*** Posted by christine on 2009-08-03 ***

I didn't know this man in any way, but I feel so sorry for him and his wife and children! And I couldn't even describe the way he probably felt being trapped in a fiery burning building! And the recorded phone call, listening to it made me choke with emotion, and his final death cry made me put my face in my hands. It was the most terrible thing I have ever heard!

*** Posted by Nathan on 2009-08-01 ***

Kevin Cosgrove was my neighbor. I really wasn't that close, and I really didn't know him very well, but I know his wife and kids. When I heard of this event, I was only 3 years old. I really didn't understand what had happened, but now that I am older, I do understand, and I feel so sorry about everything that happened. I hope that Kevin Cosgrove will rest in peace. <3333

*** Posted by Alicia Villafana (his neighbor) on 2009-07-19 ***

God bless!

*** Posted by gianncarlo on 2009-07-16 ***

Hi! I'm Arvin, and I'm 15. Kevin Cosgrove, you made me feel that death is unexpected, and you make me believe that even though death is right in front of you, you should still always stick to God.... I never cried the many times I heard about 9/11. When I was 8, I didn't even know about 9/11 because I'm a Filipino, and I didn't know about that kind of stuff back then. When I moved here to Illinois, I discovered what horrible things happened in history. When I heard your call, all I could do was cry.... I'm crying right now, typing this, because I think that the pain you felt was way worse than any other pain there is. We sure hope that your soul went to the right place ...

Words from Arvin, 15

*** Posted by Arvin on 2009-07-13 ***

After hearing the call I was deeply touched. I was in the towers two weeks before it happened, and I kept thinking, "What if this happened while I was there?" All those poor people lost their lives for nothing by just going to work to support their families—and for what? After it happened I had this on my mind for a while, but now after hearing this poor man's plea for his life, I keep thinking about it more. May he rest in peace along with all the people who lost their lives that day. My thoughts and prayers go to all the families of the victims.

*** Posted by christina young on 2009-06-20 ***

I tend to be jaded and don't usually react to things like this. However, the full scale of the 9-11 tragedy (it seems like "tragedy" isn't a strong-enough word) did not hit me until I discovered the recording of Kevin's 911 call.  Until that moment, it was "just" a horrible thing that happened to thousands of people I didn't know. This made it real for me, forever. I did not know Kevin, but I often think of him now because his story truly touched me.

*** Posted by Scott Whitesell on 2009-06-20 ***

I am so deeply touched by hearing Kevin Cosgrove's emergency call. I could not imagine even being in his position that day. I do however remember that day well as I was a surgical assistant, and we had the news on in our office. I heard on the radio coming into work that the Trade Center had been hit once ... then came another.... It had been hit again. In between patients, the staff would check out what was going on for updates. When the first tower fell, all of our jaws dropped. That moment that I remember was when, 1,000 miles away, that phone conversation was taking place and coming to an end. Again, I can't even fathom the horror of being in Mr. Cosgrove's position, or of being a passenger on one of those flights. Reading through everyone's comments here reminds me that, for all the evil and wickedness that was televised in years before 9-11 and the years after, so many people are really very, very good people who are compassionate and care about each other whether they are friends or strangers. Thank God we live in the United States. I find a lot of comfort in Louis Armstrong's song, "What a Wonderful World." It is a temporary "break" from dealing with the hate we face on a daily basis. I hope that the Cosgrove family and all the families and friends who have been affected by 9-11 can find some peace and comfort in their lives someday and that we will find peace and comfort as a nation.

*** Posted by Kate on 2009-06-10 ***

To Mr Cosgrove and his loved ones,

I heard the tape of Kevin's 9-1-1 call for the first time yesterday while researching the "falling man" article in Esquire magazine. I cried much of the night, and my heart literally felt ripped open. I made myself listen to it again today hoping that the shock had worn off just a bit and wanting to feel somehow closer to this man who was so clearly courageous and heroic in his love for his family and his will to survive for them. At first I felt like a voyeur and wondered whether this tape and others like it should be available to hear, but I realized as this day passed that I, and we, need to hear these calls and voices of those who suffered and perished on that day, for there is really no other way to fully understand the true unvarnished reality of the suffering and loss that this one act wrought upon so many good human beings. Indeed, because of this tape, September 11th is more real to me today than it was in the weeks following the actual tragedy. I just couldn't allow myself to learn too many of the awful details of this day back then: It was too powerful, too consuming, for me. Perhaps now, almost 8 years later, I was now ready. Without sounding presumptuous, I want to say that I, too, now feel that I know this man Kevin—his determination, his strength, his humanness all heard in that call are now forever a part of me. I have prayed earnestly to God that the entire Cosgrove family be given peace while holding the loving memory of this special man.

*** Posted by Laurel O'keefe on 2009-06-08 ***

I, too, heard the tape recently and was appalled. This is a complete tragedy for everyone involved. I am deeply sorry to the families for their losses, and please, please don't let this happen ever again.

*** Posted by lee cload on 2009-06-07 ***

That was a sad, sad day. A tribute to this poor man and to everyone who died that day.

*** Posted by tyrel r on 2009-06-01 ***

When I saw the movie, I didn't have any words to say; it was horrible. I couldn't believe my eyes or my ears. Rest in peace, Kevin and all the people that died that day....

*** Posted by bargard on 2009-05-28 ***

I cannot believe someone would take your life away, take all those innocent peoples lives away. You are a true hero. I cannot take my mind off that video; it was horrifying. Rest in peace.

*** Posted by Fay on 2009-05-23 ***

As an American, and as a human being, I felt a sense of complete despair listening to his desperate pleas for help. I was only exposed to this video about a month ago, and it made me so angry that this man's life was stolen from him, especially when he mentioned his children. And that scream for help when he was dying sent chills down my spine. I will pray for them and for his wife.

*** Posted by Sara (Buenos Aires) on 2009-05-18 ***

I have heard Kevin's voice and his frustration to the point that it makes me feel like I know this man. I also keep thinking about the other man he mentioned, "Doug Cherry."

I pray for Kevin's family. I have never met them and do not know them. I only know from what I have heard here. And there are thousands more people who suffered this fate they did not deserve.

These audios should always be available to hear so people will never forget the horrendous crime committed against innocent people. Let us make every current and future leader of our nation NEVER FORGET by keeping these brave voices alive forever.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-08 ***

R.I.P., a truly brave soul. My heart goes out to the family.

Sara (Australia)

*** Posted by Sara on 2009-05-01 ***

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