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In Tribute to Orio Joseph Palmer
45 years old.   Residence: Valley Stream, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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From the "Phone Calls from the Towers" TV programme, Orio's brothers sounded so proud of their brother, and who wouldn't, having done what he did to save lives. Well, it goes without saying.... R.I.P., ORIO, bravest man I know of. And to his brothers: Always look to your fantastic memories of him for comfort. Take care. xx

*** Posted by Pamela Shelton (United Kingdom) on 2009-10-06 ***

He was so brave climbing that far and high. He is an American legend. He's one of the greatest people in history!

*** Posted by Chloe on 2009-09-26 ***

You're really brave, and now you're a legend. I'm sure all the people you saved would love you and thank you so much!

*** Posted by chloe mcilroy on 2009-09-16 ***

Thank you for all you've done for your country. You are someone whom we Welsh people in North Wales, UK will remember for your devotion to your job and family. I lost a son to stillbirth on September 11, 1987, and on each September 11, I include you, Orio, in my prayers as someone to be proud of and show us that there is a god, as he took so many young angels to make our next world much safer. God bless you.


*** Posted by Amanda Morris on 2009-09-15 ***

I didn't know this man, but I've heard a lot about him in recent 9/11 programmes, he went into the first tower and singlehandedly fixed an elevator and took it to the 40th floor before running up a breached staircase to the point of impact. He is a real hero and gave a lot of people a lot of courage, I'm sure he put lots of peoples minds at ease. Sadly he was lost when the towers collapsed.

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


Though I never met you, your oldest daughter and my youngest daughter went to dance school together. What an honor it is to know of a Great American Hero from my home town. May you rest in peace!

Tony Manfre
Valley Stream, NY

*** Posted by Tony Manfre on 2009-09-11 ***

I am from the UK, and I remember that awful day again and again. The recordings of this brave hero made me cry. What a great man and a true credit to the fire service! He risked his life to save others. He will always be remembered in my thoughts. R.I.P. x

*** Posted by Kelly on 2009-09-10 ***

I recently watched some 9/11 stuff, too. One of the things that struck me this time was Orio Palmer's story. I often wondered about the firemen who rushed into those buildings, what may have went through their heads, etc., if they had any idea what could happen, and I often wondered, "Would I do that?" I remember at the time of it saying, "How can they save those people?" But I guess people like Orio Palmer didn't think like that. They just did what naturally occurred to them as the right thing to do, regardless of the consequence. Obviously I only know of the guy because of this tragedy, but from what I do know, "heroic" is a very fitting word, and I sincerely hope he's in a far better place now.

*** Posted by Liam Wren on 2009-09-10 ***

With so much evil in this world it gives us hope that there are people like Orio Palmer willing to give there lives to save people NOT kill them. Orio's family must be so proud of him. God bless!

*** Posted by Steve on 2009-09-09 ***

Feeling very emotional today. Have just watched a TV documentary about the collapse of the Twin Towers. Orio was speaking to a colleague about the conditions in the tower. Such brave brave people, so very sad. Will be thinking of family and friends today of those killed.

*** Posted by Julie on 2009-09-09 ***

I just watched the TV documentary and the story of Orio has made me realize a few things about my life and I wish I was half the man he was. A true hero and a legend that will never be forgotten. For the rest of my life when I hear about 911 I will think of him and his family.

*** Posted by Brian from Scotland on 2009-09-09 ***

I live in the UK and just watched a TV programme about 9/11, which included Orio's story. Now I know the true meaning of a hero. God bless you, your family, and all who knew and loved you.

*** Posted by Wendy Naybour on 2009-09-08 ***

I saw two programmes on UK TV, and I just wanted to say what a brave man Orio was. He gave the people in that building hope and strength in their last moments—he was such a brave man. R.I.P.

*** Posted by Kayeigh (England) on 2009-09-08 ***

I, too, watched Orio's story on UK TV. The people who saw him in their last moments died with hope and comfort, thanks to his strength and courage. I know how difficult it is to lose a loved one too soon, but please find some comfort in the memory he has left behind for us strangers and the memories he has left for all his family.

*** Posted by Caron (Scotland) on 2009-09-07 ***

Hi. I didn't personally know Orio, but I have just watched 2 programmes about 9/11 on TV in the UK, and he was a very brave human being. What he did was amazing. God bless. May he rest in peace. xxxx

*** Posted by Hayley on 2009-09-07 ***

I can't even imagine what you went through. Your strength and bravery is unbelievable, and it has touched people around the world. My deepest love and sympathy go to your family, friends, and those who knew such a hero, for they were truly blessed and should not have lost you so soon. Your story will always be with me. I can only hope I grow up to become half the person you were. Thank you for everything.

*** Posted by Tess Kelly (UK) on 2009-09-07 ***

I watched a programme on UK TV last night, and now I cannot forget what you did to try to help others. You were truly a HERO with a heart of gold. God bless everyone fortunate enough to have known you. R.I.P., Orio.

Beverley (Manchester, England)

*** Posted by BEVERLEY GIBBONS on 2009-09-07 ***

I have just watched a programme about the events of 9/11, and in particular I was very moved by the story of Orio. I am working in a law enforcement counter terrorism unit in the UK, and sometimes it feels like the battle is too big.  Orio is an inspiration, and so many years after his tragic death, I would like to pass on my sincerest thoughts to his family that when I feel like the struggle is too much, that there is so much to do within the remit of my job, I think of Orio and know that I owe it to him and all of those who gave their lives on that day to stay one step ahead. He is a real inspiration to me on a daily basis; against all the odds, never give up. Truth and justice will prevail!

*** Posted by Jack Lorimer on 2009-09-07 ***

I've just watched a TV program in the UK about 9/11, and your story moved me greatly. What a huge human being you were. I paid my respects at Ground Zero nearly two years ago when I was lucky enough to get to New York. Thank God for people like you, though they are few. God bless you, your family, and those who loved you. Thank you.  xxxx

*** Posted by David (Wales, UK) on 2009-09-06 ***

I didn't know this guy, but after reading about what he did on that day, he must surely epitomise what it means to be a hero: His determination to try to help fellow human beings while putting his life on the line in the process is something very special. My heart-felt condolences go out to his family and friends.

*** Posted by Peter from the UK on 2009-09-06 ***

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