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News Archive» October 2000

10/28/00 Appreciation of Support

    On behalf of the Robin, Kelley, Robert, and all of the McDonald family, I would like to express heartfelt thanks to all who paid their respects to Kevin. To my brothers and sisters of the Waterbury Fire Department, there are no words to express how much your support has meant to us. As Rich Paltauf said, he was a great man; and even these words fall short of the man himself. He will be missed by all who knew him and all who loved him. Shall we all endeavor to meet the standards he set forth in everything he did.


10/26/00 Fallen Brother

    Two Waterbury firemen were involved in an off-duty accident yesterday October 25, 2000. Kevin McDonald and Glenn Bradley were crushed by a flat bed dump body while they were inspecting it. Kevin was killed instantly and Glen was flown by LifeStar to Hartford Hospital after being extricated. I will be posting news of Glen's condition as soon as possible.
    I will be adding a memorial for Kevin with more information to the Fallen Brothers section very soon. Calling hours will be Friday October 27, at the Woodtick Memorial Funeral Home, Wolcott, CT, 4PM - 8PM. Services will be held Saturday October 28, at St. Leo the Great Church, Waterbury, CT, 10AM. Anyone interested in attending the wake or funeral, please call the Waterbury FireFighters Association at (203) 574-5668.
    It is with a heavy heart that I make this announcement. Some of you may have noticed Kevin's last name. Kevin was my cousin.
I love you, cuz.


10/24/00 New Features Added

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10/17/00 Fallen Brothers Added

    After launching the website I received several requests to add a Memorial Page for Michael Annes from several members of the Waterbury Fire Dept. The Fallen Brothers section was added October 17, 2000. If you know of a Fallen Brother whose family could benefit from exposure on this website, or would just like a memorial for him or her, email firefightinglinks@snet.net.


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