Patrick J. Brown‚ 48‚ captain‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 3. Mayor Giuliani called the 23-year veteran a legend in the life of the Fire Department‚ during a mass honoring Brown at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral. He was one of the best-known members of the department and served as a role model for many young firefighters.
Brown returned from two tours of duty in Vietnam as a decorated Marine sergeant. He ran in six marathons and was a second-degree black belt. Men wanted to work for him because he lived his life so well.