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Roll of Honor

Age: 44
Year of Death: 2001

Eric T. Allen

Eric T. Allen‚ 44‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Squad 18. Allen took extra courses to qualify for duty with Squad 18. He was also very handy‚ always willing to help friends and the elderly in his neighborhood in Bay Ridge‚ Brooklyn‚ where he lived with his wife and young daughters.

Memorial Posts


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  1. It is my honor to climb in memory of you this weekend at the Kansas City Stair Climb. R.I.P. brother.

    – Jon Ratliff
  2. It was my honor to climb in memory of you on September 11, 2015 at the San Antonio 110 Memorial Climb.

    Zane Kohler

    – Zane Kohler
  3. hi, for my U.S. history class i will be writing a research paper on a 9/11 victim. i chose to write about him so if anybody has any stories to share if you knew him then that would be great and extremely helpful. im very interested and would love to know more about him.

    – sally gilbert
  4. It was my honor to climb in memory of you on September 11, 2015 at the Columbus, Ohio Memorial Stair Climb.

    – Tyler Osborne
  5. I am running in the 2015 Tunnel To Towers race
    in honor of your life and your service and your good nature.
    We were in a play together in Brooklyn. I remember seeing your
    baby daughter playing at your wake. I want her to know what a
    really humble friendly guy you were. Rest In Peace, Hero.

    – tom wagner
  6. I was honored to climb in memory of you at the Memorial Stair Climb at Citi Field today!

    – Lydia Adamiszyn
  7. I was honored to climb in ur name this year at fdic. Rest in peace brother u will never b 4gotton

    – Al justice
  8. My softball team, Maroon Crush 12U, will be playing this weekend in Arlington, VA in the 2016 First Responders Cup and it my honor to be able to wear your name on my game jersey. I have 2 other sisters and a team of softball sisters and we are all thankful for men like you who are heroes everyday to protect our lives and safety.

    – Baylee Compton
  9. Thank you for your duty, I will be running a 5k in your memory! Your life and legacy will always be heard!

    – Alex Garcia
  10. Honored to climb in your memory today at Tri-Cities 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, 9/11/2016. Never Forget.

    – Margo Cantley
  11. You were my uncle we miss you so much.. ? today is always a day we celebrate for you.
    Love you always uncle erik

    – Marian riedel
  12. It was a honor to climb for you in Lambeau field Green Bay Wi 09/10/2016. You will never be forgotten.

    – Steve Gagnea
  13. I attended a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in Yellow Springs, Ohio on September 10, 2016, to honor the fallen firefighters the country lost on that fateful day. I was honored to be able to wear the badge of Eric T. Allen, Firefighter from Squad 18, on my chest as I walked 110 flights of stairs. When I was finished, I read his name out loud and rang the memorial bell. Thank you for your sacrifice to this country and please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear Thomas. Your entire family, and everyone that loved him are in my thoughts and prayers.

    – Jami Wyatt
  14. I will have the privilege on March 19th 2017 to climb in honor of Eric Allen at the 3rd Annual NYC Memorial Stair Climb at the World Trade Center! Every step I take up that tower….I will be thinking about you and your family! RIP brother! -Captain Jake Murry : Port of Seattle Fire Department

    – Jake Murry
  15. I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the Family of my Beloved Friend and Talented Buddy in NOT only Firefighting but in the Performing Arts … on the 16th Anniversary of the tragic but also HEROIC passing of Dear ERIC T. ALLEN! I share the grief of Eric’s Wife and Daughters, unfortunately whom I never met, but knowing Eric I am comforted that they are the most “splendid” of people, because “he” only knew and loved “splendid” folk! Many years ago I had the privilege of directing ERIC in a show in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and He and I also attended an acting class together in Manhattan ; BOTH experiences were of the “BEST FRIENDSHIP” caliber attainable in life! “YOU … ERIC”!!! … are sorely missed, always loved, and never, EVER, FORGOTTEN! “REST IN PEACE…LIFELONG BUDDY”!
    Aleksander F. Wierzbicki ( Aleks )

    – Aleksander F. Wierzbicki
  16. Honored to climb for you at Lambeau Field today, 9/16/2017. Never forget.

    – Sara Cluckey
  17. I was just in the bedroom changing into my pajamas, and glanced as I often do at my wife’s jewelry tree on her dresser. There, among probably a hundred necklaces, is one that doesn’t really belong with the rest. It does not shine, nor is it encrusted with gemstones yet my wife and I see it first, before any of the others, every time we walk in the room. It’s an elegantly understated necklace like I wore during my military service. It has one dog tag on it. Stamped on the dog tag is the following: ERIC ALLEN
    To the family of Mr Allen I say this, thank you for the sacrifice you made and continue to make each and every day. My wife and hold you all up in prayer to our Heavenly Father. And to Eric I say, I can’t wait to meet you and shake your hand.

    Rollin Barkley
    Prescott Arizona

    – Rollin Barkley
  18. I was a firefighter in 2001. I carried a dog tag with your on it ever since 911. I now work as a deputy sheriff and you are with me.

    – Earl Sevin
  19. I will be climbing for you this Saturday, September 8th in San Diego. You will not be forgotten!!

    – Elaine Conway
  20. Eric was my cousin, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your compassion. As Eric, you are all inspirational. I am so proud, as I’m sure Eric is, of all the tributes and honorable acts in his memory. “Do the right thing” was his motto and by doing so he made a difference in many lives. He was a jack of all trades and was always there to help others. Thank you,

    – rene hanson
  21. Hey Uncle!! We miss you here, we know your our angel up there. Please help mom she struggles so bad on this day. You are her baby brother and she is lost without you. I wish my husband and kids had a chance to meet you… Love you always and so grateful to be able to honor you my amazing uncle.

    – Marian riedel Joly
  22. Today I ran 3.43 miles To honor all 343. I chose your name and thought about you during my run. You will not be forgotten!

    – Mike goldsmith
  23. I had the honor of climbing for Eric Allen a few days ago at the Kansas City 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. For whomever reads this, I wanted you to know that Eric is not forgotten. At the end of the 110 story climb I rang a bell in his honor and said his name for everyone to hear. I pray his friends and family are doing well. Sorry for your loss and thank you for your sacrifice.

    – Justin
  24. Honored to climb for you in Sioux Falls, SD on September 15, 2018. Never forget.

    – Holly
  25. Hey uncle!! It’s been a bit since I wrote for you, we miss you.. tomorrow will be hard I know mom will be so sad… my kids are getting so big now.. we talk about you often. Your the biggest hero I’ve ever met!! I cry as I write this.. it’s so sad not having you here.. but we know everything you did that day was with good nature. You were such a good person and had the biggest heart.. love you always!!

    – Marian riedel joly
  26. There isn’t a day I don’t think of you daddy. Thank you all for your kind words about my father.

    – Kathleen Allen
  27. It is an honor to walk in Eric T Allen’s memory

    Michael Banks
  28. Hey Eric its been many years since that tragic day.
    We miss that infectious smile, joy you would bring to our lives. You would be proud if me retiring with a gold shield, like you I’m a land baron as well with a large farm in Delaware County, NY larger than Marine park.I married late in life like you did, 3 kids, 7 grandchildren later life is good. Miss u Jack

    – Jack Crilly
  29. You might have died before I was born, but you seemed like a real hero. I’m glad to have learned about you. Rest in power.

    – Adam
  30. I remember as a kid coming in to the house of engine 217 in Brooklyn with my uncle who was the BC. I miss the times you use to play with me on the truck and pick me up so i could slide the pole. You may not have been blood but everyone in that house was my family and i miss you. Rest in peace. I will never forget

    – Gabe sonos
  31. I chose you for my EMS academy. Learning about the kind of person you are brought tear to my eyes. You are so loved and I’m honored to climb for you. Im praying for your family.

    – Lily Waldrop
  32. It was an honor and a privilege to climb for you on the 11th my brother. Rest Easy Sir.

    – Lawrence Ervin
  33. Dear Eric,
    It is now 20 years since I have lost you. It is still hard on me. The month of September is a very hard month for me. I miss you so much my Baby Brother.I speak of you all year round. I tell your nieces and nephews how you are a “HERO”. You walked into a dangerous situation to save lives, and sacrificed your own. You always was the type of person that would help others. I remember all the fun we had together growing up. I was the only girl, with three brothers and you were the baby brother. You did give me a Nice. It saddens me that I only saw her “Kathleen” at your funeral and haven’t seen her since. I remember at your funeral the words my Sister in Law, your beloved wife said to me ” Your eyes are like Eric” it was very hard on her and me…
    I Love you Eric and I miss you dearly..
    I am lost without you.
    I cry slot, my heart aches.
    My heart is broken
    You were my HERO when you were alive.
    You are now my Hero and my guardian angel in heaven.
    January is hard also for me. Your Birthday is January 7 and mine is January 14.
    I miss you so much.
    Living in Florida since 1995 I feel I missed so much. Your Wedding the birth of my Niece.
    Erice I love you and miss you.
    It has taken me 20 years to be able to write something in dedication to you.
    Your Loving Sister,
    Marian L.A. Allen

    – Marian L.A. Allen
  34. To my loving brother
    Eric Allen
    I miss you and love you.
    I think of you everyday all year round.
    It is very hard on me in September around this time.
    You are my Hero and my Guardian Angel.
    You left us to soon.
    Angelica your wife, my sister in law misses you very much.
    Your daughter, my niece Kathleen misses her Daddy.
    You are and always will be in our hearts.
    Loving memeries your Sister,
    Marian L. A. Allen

    – Marian Allen
  35. Greetings from Salt Lake. It’s been 20 years. Your kids have grown up to be amazing people form what I’ve heard. I still remember when I came to your wedding at 9 years old, a family lunch in the city and the sadness and shock my father (kiki’s cousin Dean) felt when we found out you had passed in the attacks. Growing up and coming to NY I spent a lot of time with your with your daughter and wife at family events. They’re good people. I’m a healthcare worker who brings food to my local fire station in my neighborhood along with a trauma level I hospital in my area. I share your story of bravery and sacrifice. I’m grateful to you and other first responders who keep us safe.

    – Dorothann Dinas
  36. After been to ground zero, my heart is there and with everyone.
    We shall never forget.

    – Helen Dixon
  37. Thinking of you, Eric. You are a hero to me and many others.

    – Ty Wenzel
  38. Hey uncle, we miss you. Moms doing well I’m sure you know that! My kids are getting so dang big it’s insane. I really wish we could see you. Sadly dad passed last year so I didn’t get a chance to write you, it’s been really hard for me! We love you always! Please keep shinning down on mom..

    – Marian Riedel-joly
  39. It was an honor to carry you on my climb this weekend. Grand Rapids, Michigan. 2021
    The bell has rung, your shift is over. Rest in Peace. I will carry on for you and you will not be forgotten.

    God Bless

    – B Herron 14
  40. Thank you for being so brave. Your actions were courageous and selfless. You are a hero in every sense and will never be forgotten.

    – Maria Greco
  41. On Saturday, 11 September 2021, I ran in the Tunnel-to-Towers 5K Race in Mobile, Alabama, which race started at the USS ALABAMA (BB-6) Battleship Memorial, ran into the Bankhead Tunnel which lies at a depth of 40 feet below the Mobile River, and then back to the Battleship. I ran in honor of you, Firefighter Allen, and I humbly acknowledge and admire the tremendous sacrifice you made that tragic day as you worked bravely to save the lives of others while risking and losing your own life. As a 30-year Navy veteran, I know the sacrifice required of public servants, and your bravery and devotion is an example to all of us. Thank you for your selfless service and I pray to GOD for the health and welfare of your family. Rest in Peace.

    – Judge George Hardesty
  42. On a visit to NYC in June of 2001, I was walking to a restaurant in the Village and witnessed Squad 18 leaving quarters, I had a strange feeling. In retrospect, I now know why. I had several premonitions about 9/11, and that was part of that energy is the only way to describe it. Seeing 18 on the news parked at the towers; knowing it was destroyed…and that I share two names with one of its members. RIP Eric.

    – Erich Allen Hitchcock
  43. Your bravery and honorable death, inspires me to be a better person.

    – Mike Couture
  44. It was an honor to climb for you at the 9/11 Stair climb at FDIC 2022! Thank you for your service and sacrifice that day.

    – Hanna Kuchenmeister
  45. It is my privilege and honour to have your name and photo on my turnout gear in honour of you and your sacrifice this weekend during the 2022 Melbourne Firefighter stair climb in Melbourne Australia.

    – Nick Tschuck
  46. Walking tomorrow in a 5k Myrtle Beach in your honor Tunnel to Towers ! Thinking of you !

    – JoAnn Costa
  47. I am honored to climb for you tomorrow 9/11/22 in the KC 9/11 memorial stair climb. Rest easy brother.

    -Jennifer Persons

    – Jennifer Persons
  48. Remembering always uncle Eric!! ❤️❤️

    – Marian Riedel-joly
  49. To my Beloved Brother,
    It is very hard to believe that it has been 21yrs since that fatal day, that my Baby Brother died in the World Trade Building Tour 1.
    It is still gut wrenching knowing he is not here. So much he has missed by the whole Family. He was a Fire Fighter and he loved what he did. I am sure when he responded to the call of duty on September 11, 2001, he had no idea it would be his last day.
    I know in my heart he is in a better place and he is considered a Hero. Yet you can’t help but feel that void in your heart that is left by Eric not being here.

    Love you Eric and we miss you Dearly.
    Your Sister,
    Marian Allen

    – Marian Allen
  50. It was an honor to run in memory for you in the 2022 TRACEN USCG 9/11 Memorial 5k. You got me through it just thinking of how you gave your life for others.

    – Mary
  51. It was an honor to climb in memory of you today. It was done in a resort located in Naples, FL. Going up the west side and down the east with each time ringing a bell located in the lobby. On the last bell ring, I let the crowd know who I was honored to climb for. Never Forgotten Brother!

    – Billy Kelly
  52. I always remember how excited you were when you passed the entry exam for the FDNY and came to the bank to tell me, RIP

    – Patricia
  53. Eric, I always think of you on this day We met so many years ago in Flatbush, and you were one of the very few who came to visit me in Heidelberg after I left the USA. I was so deeply saddened to hear we had lost you in the 9/11 attack. You were a good friend and a fine firefighter. While they no doubt deeply mourn you, I was pleased to hear that you had married and had a family—they, like you, must be very special. Know that your name lives on and that your bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    Mary Hughes

    – Mary Hughes