Capt. Alfredo Fuentes tells us his story of 9/11 (E.10.11)

Posted Monday May 09, 2016 by Mary's Touch

In celebration of Mary’s Touch 10th Year Anniversary we have taken 10 of our stories and in a different way we will present them one at a time to our listeners.  In over the next 10 months Fr. Jim Evans and Cheri Lomonte will narrate these stories.

This weeks story is about Capt. Alfredo Fuentes, a 9/11 hero:

  • Alfredo Fuentes is a retired Captain of the Fire Department, City of New York.
  • On September 11th, 2001, Capt. Fuentes as acting battalion chief led a contingent of fireboats on a mission to carry away survivors from the burning World Trade Center Towers.  In the midst of coordinating rescuers and pulling wounded firefighters from the wreckage in order to speed them to area hospitals, Fuentes himself was caught in the collapsing rubble as he rushed to search for more survivors in the North Tower. He sustained crushing injuries to his skull, lungs, and ribs and lay pinned beneath a steel girder for over two hours. Capt. Fuentes persevered through prayer finally managing to radio his comrades and lead them to his position and his eventual rescue.
  • He is also the author of “American By-Choice: One Man’s Journey”.
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