Sean Patrick Tallon

Sean Patrick Tallon

Birth
Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Death 11 Sep 2001 (aged 26)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 17085773 · View Source
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When aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center's twin towers, it was New York City's Bravest that did what they did best - head directly in to danger, in order to save lives. Firefighters, paramedics, and EMTs - side by side - as was the case so many times before.

Together with members of that city's Finest, they made their way to the heart of the tragedy. Grabbing their gear, the firefighters began rushing into the gigantic structures to assist with their safe evacuation, while the paramedics and EMT's began tending to the injured below.

It was while doing those jobs - in the kind of rescue that they had performed so well, so many times - that their lives were taken from us. (Taken from here)

Sean Patrick "Charger" Tallon was one of those such men. At 26, he had only a month or so left of being a "probie" (a probationary firefighter). Sean was one of the first responders, along with the other members of Ten House. Their station was right across the street from the World Trade Center. On the way up the stairs of Tower One, Sean helped a fellow firefighter that was having a heart attack, then he continued up with two more of his fellow firemen. They were trapped when Tower One collapsed.

Sean led an active and varied life. He was a Marine Corps Reservist. He also loved Irish music and playing the button accordion. He would practice for an hour or more on many evenings. The steady, easy flow of sweet hornpipes, tasty reels, and lively jigs would fill the house.


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  • Maintained by: Bill McKern
  • Originally Created by: Michael Kilcommons
  • Added: 19 Dec 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17085773
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sean Patrick Tallon (27 Sep 1974–11 Sep 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17085773, citing Saint Mary's Cemetery, Yonkers, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Bill McKern (contributor 46817687) .