A Hero’s Legacy That Lives On: Stephen Sillers, firefighter.

Marines [left], members of the Wounded Warriors Project, and supporters [right] ran in the New York City Tunnel to Towers Run, Sept. 30 to raise awareness for their causes. USMA West Point cadets and FDNY firefighters lined the final stretch of the run. The run is in support of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which works to build homes for injured troops and provide scholarships to the children of fallen service members and firefighters.

Siller was an off-duty New York City firefighter who headed back to the city to help after the attacks on 9/11. When he reached as far as car traffic would allow he strapped his 65 pounds of gear on ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to join his fellow firefighters. The 5km run retraces his steps to the base of the World Trade Center. Siller died while helping with the rescue effort.

(Photos by Randall Clinton, Marine Corps Public Affairs Office New York, 30 SEP 2012.)

[Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinese Foundation have started Building For America’s Bravest, a charity you can donate to that funds the construction of “smart homes” for severely injured and disabled veterans. Check them out, they’ll be up on the “Get Involved” page later this week.]

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