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Age: 51
Year of Death: 2001

Bruce H. Gary

Bruce H. Gary‚ 51‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 40. He received a commendation for helping in the rescue at the World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Gary‚ who also worked part-time as a plumber‚ raised his three children after his divorce in 1991. He also found time to serve as vice-president of the Bellmore‚ N.Y.‚ Little League for 12 years.

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  1. Truly an honor to have climbed for FF Bruce H. Gary at the NFFF 9/11 Stair Climb.

    – Patty Crisman
  2. rest in peace.
    Thanks for all.
    bye silvio from italy

    – silvio
  3. I carried your picture today (8/13/16) as I climbed in the NFFF 9/11 Stair Climb in Charlotte NC. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I will carry your memory always.

    – angela town
  4. Yesterday I climbed in your memory…I climbed for the sacrific you uknowingly made. I thought about what to say or how to say it. How can I even begin?

    I bawled reading that you left 3 children behind. I cried because my son plays little league ball. I cried because my husband is a fire fighter. I cried because I couldn’t imagine my life without him. I mourn for your children and the memories that were never made. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice and for your years of dedicated service. Thank you to your family for allowing me to carry your name and climb in your honor. My heart is forever changed…I’ll carry your memory always

    – Jen McCartney
  5. Yesterday ( Sept 11 2016 ) I climbed in your memory , carrying your picture at Red Rocks in Morrison CO. It was a great honor every step of the way. Thank you for your sacrifice and your service. Rest in peace.

    – Chris Ducatte
  6. I knew Bruce we went to school together . We were on the gymnastics team in Sawanhaka high School
    He always was a fun person to be around
    I heard of his death at 911 and was very saddened by the news. He was a very strong man and I know by his personality he was very helpful. On that tragic day he was running into the building to help those who couldn’t get out ,when the building clasped on him .
    I write this to the man I knew who was a good hearted , helpful,strong, person.
    God bless you and your family .
    Nickey Spano

    – Nickey Spano
  7. On Saturday 2 September 2017, I along with 600 other firefighters from around the world climbed 28 floors in full turnout gear and BA. This climb raised funds and awareness for a very worthy cause – fighting depression, PTSD and suicide. Collectively, this climb has raised over $468,000 and counting for a cause that impacts so many.

    The climb was also to honour the 28 fallen MFB firefighters, 78 fallen CFA firefighters and the 343 9/11 FDNY fallen firefighters.

    I would like to take the time to mention that I completed the 2017 Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb in honour of Bruce H. Gary‚ 51‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 40. Gary unfortunately lost his life at the World Trade Center attack on 11th September 2001.

    I would like to also say thank you to friends and family who donated, friends and family who supported, other firefighters who competed because everyone’s contribution in any way makes a big difference.

    – Brendan Micallef
  8. I walked for you yesterday, September 10, 2017 at the Nashville Memorial Stair Climb. Thank you for your service. You along with the 343 will never be forgotten

    – Jeff Valde
  9. I walked for you yesterday, September 10, 2017 at the Nashville Memorial Stair Climb. Thank you for your service. You along with the 343 will never be forgotten

    – Jeff Valdez
  10. I had the honor of climbing 110 flights in memory of Bruce Gary today at the Clayton 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Clayton, MO.

    – Molly Derner
  11. 9/11/2019 I carried a picture of you with me 117 floors. It was the greatest honor. I rang the bell for you sir. Your spirit was with me every step of the way. Rest easy brother… we will never forget

    – Katiland Gray
  12. I wear your bracelet today in your memory.Im a retired f/f from Alexandria Fire department who was at the pentagon on 9/11 god bless RIP

    – Dale Barr
  13. I climbed 110 stair cases at VMI on 9/11/20, carrying his name on my ruck to honor his sacrifice. I’ll never forget.

    – Noah
  14. Thinking of you today. Never met you but when visiting Ground Zero it was your birthday seven years ago. I looked you up and keep the photo of your name to this day.
    Rest in peace a fallen hero xx
    From Scotland d xx

    – Victoria Pendry
  15. Today I walk in your honor. Your sacrifice and your service is not forgotten 20 years later.

    – Lee-Anne
  16. Today it was an honor to climb the 9/11 Tower Challenge in Tucson, AZ. I proudly wore your picture, remembering how you sacrificed yourself for others. Thank you for all of your years of service. My heart goes out to your kids, family and friends who you left behind. I will always remember you and your story. May you Rest In Peace.

    – Melissa Vialpando
  17. I walked a 5K Tunnel to Towers event yesterday in South Carolina wearing your picture. I had to google today to learn more about you. It seems you were am amazing guy and great father. Walking for you and walking with survivors made it seem like 9/11 happened yesterday.

    – Nancy Leslie
  18. It was an honor to perform our CrossFit workout in your memory today, 9/11/2023. Although it was difficult it was nothing compared to what you and your fellow FF endured. May you always be remembered for your heroism and unselfish act of helping others.

    – Maureen Harrop