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Firefighter Killed On 9/11 Identified 18 Years Later

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Firefighter Killed On 9/11 Identified 18 Years Later

Firefighter Killed On 9/11 Identified 18 Years Later

Long Island firefighter Michael Haub who died in the World Trade Center attacks was finally laid to rest Tuesday after his remains were identified 18 years later.

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Family, close friends, and fellow firefighters gathered to mourn Haub after his remains were conclusively identified, the Uniformed Firefighters Association said in a statement. It said the service was to give his family closure and a peace of mind after the medical examiner last week identified more of his remains that were recovered at Ground Zero, CNN reports. Haub was a 13-year veteran of Ladder Company 4, according to the association.

The news site also states that the remains of only about 60% of the 2,753 people killed at the World Trade Center that day have been positively identified this year, according to the medical examiner’s office.

“We remember him and the 342 other firefighters who perished that fateful day, and will be forever grateful for the courage they show,” it said in a statement Tuesday.

Aside from the firefighters who were killed that day, hundreds more have died in the following years. New York officials say an additional 200 firefighters have lost their lives from illnesses linked to their time working at the World Trade Center after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

As it was previously reported, 19 men hijacked four fuel-loaded US commercial airplanes bound for west coast destinations. A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The attack was orchestrated by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

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