NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Firefighter Lawrence Sullivan’s unit lost 11 men during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He spent countless hours digging through the debris at ground zero searching for their remains. He later succumbed himself to a 9/11-related illness.
“All he ever wanted to do was bring those bodies home,” Sullivan’s son, James, told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.
Lawrence Sullivan was among 12 firefighters whose names were added Friday to a memorial wall at FDNY headquarters in downtown Brooklyn honoring the firefighters who have died of illnesses believed to be related to working at ground zero. The latest additions bring the number of names on the wall, which was unveiled in 2011, to 76.