Saturday, September 04, 2010

Capt. Vincent Brunton 9/11/01

I have the honor of paying tribute to Capt. Vincent Brunton. Capt. Brunton was on Truck Company Ladder 105. He is survived by his wife Cathy and a daughter Kelly. I have no doubt that he saved lives thoroughout his career as a firefighter, especially on that sad, horrible day.

Here are some comments that loved ones and total strangers have left for him:

A neighborhood mournes the loss of Vinny Brunton, as well as a nation. I will forever miss his stoic smile behind the bar at Farrell's and his friendly nod as he jogged past in Prospect Park. It is a privilage to have known him and an indescribable loss.
Cathy Brown,
Brooklyn, New York

I met Vinnie 15 years ago when I lived in Park Slope and when I saw his name on the missing list my heart sank. He was such a kind and loving person, always so happy and full of life. My heart goes out to you and your family and to the Firefighters who have lost such a dear friend, and to all the Firefighters families who have lost a loved one.
Gail Pershing,
Raleigh, North Carolina

I keep a picture of Vinny on my dashboard in my truck. You know, the one with him in his fireman's gear and he is looking up at a fire he is about to put out. I love that picture. I miss you Vinny and think of you quite often.
Elaine De Mange-Collura,
Belford, New Jersey

1 comment:

Hoyt said...

I would like to honor Captain Brunton on this, the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks; and pay tribute to all the fallen firemen who sacrificed their lives in service to the people of New York. I chose Captain Brunton randomly, and I subsequently learned as much about the man as I could online. My condolences to his family. He is appreciated and fondly remembered by me and many millions of of Americans on this somber day.