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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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I just heard the tape of Kevin a month or two ago. On that day I was at work listening on the radio. I didn't have television at home at the time. After work around 5:30 I went to my parents to get my first view of what it looked like. And I saw and heard very little of the events of that day until about a year later when I was able to get TV again and got some DVD documentaries. I know I cried that day when I heard the DJs describe the building falling. After that I was numb. I did cry once or twice after that, but a wall went up. It came down when I heard that tape. I had never heard anyone recorded during the collapse. I heard snippets here and there of censored items that were emotional, but out of respect did not give those horrid last moments. That was the first time I really felt the terror they must have felt. Those last words caused literal pain in my whole body as I tensed hearing that final cry. That day was important to me. I collected skyline pictures. I had never been to the WTC, but I'd wanted to for years. I saw things, heard things, and felt things. But I had been able to keep my wall up. He took it down. I felt all those people in that moment. His death will not be in vain. I truly believe that tapes like that, the pictures we saw of the planes, the fires, even the jumpers, will inspire anyone, any citizen of the world, to do whatever they possibly can do to prevent this from ever happening again. I also think it was not in vain because anyone like me who had never heard anything like that can no longer hide behind the wall of numbed emotions. His loss will ensure so that anyone who heard him will never consider him or anyone else from that day a number or a faceless name.

*** Posted by Lisa on 2008-11-08 ***

I was just surfing Youtube and ran across something that said, "Very sad phone 911 calls from Sept 11th." Well, no words could describe how horrible it is to hear you cry out as the building collapsed. No one should have to die that way. I have a young son myself and was touched by your words that you have young children. God bless your family. Rest in peace.

*** Posted by Christina on 2008-11-07 ***

We just heard another human being died. It helps me through the day to remember that we should appreciate life and our loved ones while we have them. Everything can end in a blink of an eye.

*** Posted by jose on 2008-10-29 ***

I didn't know you, but I discovered you on Youtube just today. I'm so sorry for you and your family. You didn't deserve to suffer and die that way. As I write this, there are still tears in my eyes, and I know they are no consolation to your family, but to know that so many people cried for your plight must be the only small gift we can give your family as a tribute to your memory. I hope that we all gain resolve from what happened on 9/11 to be ever alert against evil in the world. You made us all stand together. That is a true tribute to the spirit of our country, and to you we give solemn tribute. I am so sorry.

*** Posted by Anne Spackman on 2008-10-25 ***

I just heard the phone call.... I'm still crying.... Rest in peace, Kevin. A piece of my heart is with you.

*** Posted by Matteo (Italy) on 2008-10-25 ***

I heard his last words today, and a little of me died. We won't ever forget. Rest in peace, Kevin. You didn't deserve that.

*** Posted by Johanna Martendal on 2008-10-20 ***

I never met Kevin until this year. Sadly, I got to know him only via Youtube and his last ever phone call. It was the most chilling call I've ever heard! The last words of Kevin, "Oh, God!... Oh...." sent shivers down my spine! Rest in peace, Kevin Cosgrove! You are a true hero!

*** Posted by journalistgirl07 on 2008-10-17 ***

I listened to Kevin's 911 call on YouTube and was reduced to tears. Rest in peace, dear Kevin.

*** Posted by June on 2008-10-11 ***

Kevin Cosgrove,

When I heard your last words, hanging on for hope that you would live, I cried very hard. Words just can't express what I felt when I heard you. I wish I could have been there to help you and all the others! If I was that operator, I'm not sure what I would have said, but I know I would have been praying my heart out. This wasn't just an attack on the WTC but on America as a whole. Every American. Rest in peace. Your wife and children are in my prayers. May the pain on their very souls be lifted by God's grace and love.

*** Posted by Lisa from Iowa on 2008-10-09 ***

I have never shed a tear in over a decade. That changed after I listened to the last words of Kevin on tape today. I just want to extend my sympathy to his family. I can't imagine what it must have felt like to be in that situation. I don't know what to say. I just want his family to know that we love you and this is America; we will get through this.

*** Posted by Karwolo on 2008-10-03 ***

As many have already said, when I heard Kevin's last words, I felt inconsolable.... Poor man! For such a decent family man to have to go through such horror is inhumane.... My heart is with the family of Kevin.... You have lost a very, very good man. To be in such a terrifying position and to be still thinking of loved ones is an inspiring and brave human being! I hope you find peace and respect!

*** Posted by Nicholas (UK) on 2008-10-02 ***

May the rest of us learn more, love deeper, and live more fully because of how your words have touched our hearts and affected our lives. Peace to you...

*** Posted by Amy on 2008-09-30 ***

I hope you find peace and joy.

*** Posted by paola on 2008-09-30 ***

I am so sorry for your loss. When I heard this call, I couldn't stop sobbing and just thinking of his family as I heard this. I'm sure there are stories like this in hundreds of homes about that day, but this one broke my heart. God bless you guys.

*** Posted by Curtis Morris on 2008-09-25 ***

Unfortunately, I just heard the last phone call that Mr Cosgrove made to the emergency services from the tower. A truly shocking way to pass away, but his family should be proud of a man who, despite his panic and fear, was thinking of his family right to the last (and is with you all each and every day, I am sure). May he, along with all the victims that day, be remembered as heroes.

*** Posted by Jenny in UK on 2008-09-22 ***

I heard his desperate call for help, and I cried. It's so unfair. He should have passed away when we was an old grandpa, with plenty of memories and surrounded by his family. No one deserves to die so tragically. R.I.P., Mr. Cosgrove. I am sure you are still alive in the hearts of those who love you.

*** Posted by Laura from Spain on 2008-09-17 ***

To the Cosgrove family,

I am sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine being in your shoes and the pain you felt after Kevin's passing. Please remember, Kevin will never be forgotten. Many people, all of the world, of different races, nationalities, and from all walks of life who never knew Kevin still couldn't help feeling sadness over his tragic passing and his last moments in the world trade tower. It is clear you were in Kevin's last thoughts before he passed, and although he has passed, his soul will live forever. God bless the Cosgrove family.

*** Posted by Melissa in New Jersey on 2008-09-15 ***

I listened to the 9-11 tape for the first time just yesterday. My heart broke as I listened to his voice. My prayers are with the Cosgrove family.

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

Words cannot describe the feelings that went thru me as I heard his 911 tape. I have never been to New York in my life. I do not know anyone who lives in New York, and somehow hearing Kevinís call I felt a deep connection with him as if I knew him personally. I never gave September 11th a second thought, but now I know we were attacked not as Americans but as a HUMAN RACE, because it was real everyday people who suffered that day. This has forever changed my life, and I will never EVER forget Kevinís voice. Rest in peace, and may God continue to bless his family and every human in this earth that remembers that awful day.

*** Posted by Johanna, Los Angeles, CA on 2008-09-13 ***

You are in our hearts, souls, and minds. You were too young to die. You will never be forgotten.

*** Posted by suzanne on 2008-09-13 ***

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