Christopher M. Mozzillo
- Fire Department City of New York
- New York
- Age: 27
- Year of Death: 2001
Every once in a while someone bigger than life comes along. Chris was the third such person I have known.
He was full of life. He never wasted a minute. He hardly slept; it was as if he knew he only had 27 years.
He was an avid skier in the winter and scuba diver in the summer. He played hard and he also worked hard.
He was a natural leader. He was in the process of taking over the leadership of our family. I was happy to have him do it. He was very protective of his family and friends. The proof of his character is the love of his friends. They all still visit and comfort us as they know Chris would want them to.
Chris had a strong Catholic education. He went to St. Charles Elementary School‚ Monsignor Farrell High School and St. John’s University. He will be forever loved and missed.
Returned from a trip to New York and I don’t know why but I was drawn to this heros name. I stood where he stood and felt immense grief even though it has been 17 years since the attacks. I cried that day and cried again in front of this hero’s memorial. There were lots of young people walking around taking selfies. They don’t really understand that this is not a place for selfies but a place to honour all of the brave men and women who selflessly put themselves in danger to save others and even though I am a stranger to you Chris I honour you and thank you and all of the emergency personnel who ran forwards when others were running away. You and others have shown the true spirit of courage and bravery in the face of terrorism. I for one will never forget what you did that day. Thank you, Ian Twiss– Ian Twiss
Dear Chris and family – I honor you today and everyday. I was in New York on 9/11 and will never forget the ultimate sacrifices of the first responders who saved lives that day and lost their own in the process. I wore a badge with your name today during the 9/11 stair climb at Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado. It was a pleasure to carry you with me as I climbed 110 stories today to remember the twin towers. Thank you for your service. I will never forget.– Andrea Milanovich
Visited 9/11 memorial last week. I was standing right in front of Christopher’s name and somewhat was getting drawn to his name. I even touched his name many times, Thanks firehero.org for sharing about him– Anupreeta
I am climbing in honor of FF Mozzillo at rhe tri cities 9\11 stairclimb.. Never forgotten– Grant
Christopher and Family, I had the honor of wearing a badge with Christopher’s name on it today. I carried him with me a true privilege. I took part in the 9/11 stair climb at Lambeau field in Green Bay Wisconsin. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I will never forget!!!– Melinda Kamholz
Dear Chris and family,– Alexis C. Motko
I want you to know that I am honored to wear your name as I take part in the 9/11 stair climb and the Virginia Military Institute. Your courage and sacrifice is something that I hope to one day emulate. Thank you for your service. I will never forget.
I did the Tall City Memorial Stair Climb today in Midland, Texas in his honor. We were all given a lanyard with a name of a fallen first responder.
It was an honor to climb in his name, our family is forever grateful!
Never forget.– Ashley Hayden
We climb because they climbed.