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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 29
Year of Death: 2001

Thomas A. Casoria

Thomas A. Casoria‚ 29‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 22. Casoria‚ who had been with the FDNY for three years‚ was looking forward to his wedding on October 13‚ 2001. An all-star athlete at Holy Cross High School in Flushing‚ N.Y.‚ he was a second baseman with the FDNY softball team. Casoria’s brother Carl is also an FDNY firefighter. The two brothers were members of the same class at the Fire Academy.

Firefighting was something he always wanted to do.

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  1. I proudly wear my 911 memorial bracelet in your name since 2002. Thanks for your heroism.

    – martin ortiz
  2. As my sweetheart wrote that he proudly wears his copper bracelet every day ,it is so nice to put a face to the name on his bracelet,heartbreaking to know we lost one of ours at such a young age,We wanted his family to know he is thought of daily with great admiration.

    – lisa hanna
  3. I wanted to let the family of Thomas know that this past weekend, I walked the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs with a picture of Thomas on my person. When I reached the 78th floor, I rang a bell in his memory. With tears in my eyes, I said his name outloud and said a prayer for him and his family. My actions can not bring him back, but I wanted his family to know that his memory lives on and his story touched a mother in Wautoma Wisconsin. God Bless him and his family.

    – Kristen
  4. This weekend I participated in the 9/11 memorial stair climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I wore the badge with a photo of Thomas Casoria, and completed the climb for him and you, his loved ones. I can’t put into words all of the emotions I felt and still feel. Some were the same ones I felt that day 16 years ago. It really was a beautiful and emotional event to be a part of. From now on, when I think of all the heroes that gave their lives, I will think of Mr. Casoria and his story. I have the badge with his picture in my kitchen and will think of him and you all often. It truly was an honor for me to do the climb in his memory. He will forever be my hero.

    – melissa halvorson
  5. Today I did the Tunnels 2 Towers climb in Charlotte, NC and carried the name of FF Thomas Casoria. ❤️

    – Karen
  6. We thank you for giving your life to save one of our family. If it wasn’t for you, my grandfather would not be here today. He called and told my mother that he didn’t think he was coming home that day but you brought him home to us. We thank you so much.

    – jenna miller
  7. Our heartfelt thoughts are with the family of Thomas and all brave firefighters. Heroes everyone one of them. God bless.
    Karen & Geoff

    – Karen & Geoff Casoria
  8. Tommy I think of you often and miss your wit and comedic attitude. You were such a genuinely nice guy. I was looking forward in attending your wedding knowing it was going to be such a blast. I can’t tell you how much you are missed and how the loss of you is still devastating. Continue to watch over us all and rest in paradise old friend.

    – Cassandra Murray
  9. 20 years and we still remember. Your bravery is an inspiration to us all. Your actions were courageous and selfless. Thank you for being a hero in every sense of the word, we will never forget. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    – Maria Greco
  10. I had the honor of walking in Thomas’ memory on the 20th anniversary in St. Louis 21-mile March to the Arch. #NeverForget

    – Anne M Butler
  11. This weekend I climbed 110 floors at the 2022 FDIC stair climb. I climbed for Thomas Casoria. It was an honor to climb for you brother

    – Travis Able
  12. Always in our thoughts, Thomas and all the brave fireman who sacrificed their lives for others. ❤ With love to his family from England. x
    Geoff and Karen Casoria

    – Karen Casoria
  13. It is 21 years but feels like just yesterday. May you Rest In Peace Thomas and I just heard your cousin mention your name at the service this morning. Let us Never Forget. And we will not. God Bless you and your family.

    – Mona Marie
  14. This past weekend I participated in the 9/11 memorial stair climb at Lambeau Field. I had the honor of wearing the badge of Thomas and I proudly said his name as I rang the bell at the 78th floor. I completed the climb in his memory as well as for the other 342 firefighters we lost that day. It was the most incredible experience to have been a part of. It was my 1st climb and I did it with my brother who is a firemen in Oostburg,WI. Thomas will forevor be my hero! God bless to you and your family!

    – Vicki Ebeling
  15. Thomas A. Casoria, I was not fortunate enough to meet you on this Earth, but we memorized you and I walked a lap in your honor and memory. Prayers and love sent your way and gratitude for your sacrifice for our country and the lives of others.

    – Heaven Lee Anhalt