9/11 First Responders: 'We're Dead Men Walking'


Feb 16, 2007

"More than five years after the 9/11 terror attacks, the full impact of that day is still unknown. First responders who rushed into the collapsing buildings are dealing with health issues they believe could be just the tip of the iceberg.

CBS 2 spoke to many who now say they are dead men walking.

First responders charged toward ground zero on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, united in their mission.

"I saw the second plane hit, both towers come down," Vito Valente said. "It went from day to night."

"When things are at their very worst is when we are at our very best," Mike McCormack added. "It subsequently changed my life forever."

Today, seven out of every 10 suffer from respiratory disease.

And that's just the beginning..."


Thanks, 7man.


Is an excellent video at the link. If you heard me on "Louder Than Words", this is the video about the first responders I was talking about. Unfortunately, there was a mistake between Vinnie Forras and John Feal.

How many people think 911Blogger.com's coverage of the first responders has helped to push the media to cover their problems?

Wouldn't that be cool?

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