1982 F700 “Rescue One”
Owner: Myke McCoy
Engine: 8.2L V8 Detroit Diesel
GVW: 26,000 lbs
This truck will be very useful in the towing and recovery or just plain maintenance up keep, of our in house vehicles. It will also be a great asset for
our CERT team members before during and after a disaster.
IN HONOR OF :
All the fallen on the September 11th attacks.
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“You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.”
“We’re going to find out who did this and we’re going after the bastards.”
-Sen. Orrin Hatch
“On September 2001, our nation’s enemies brought their fight to New York…The USS New York will now bring the fight to our nation’s enemies well into the future.”
– Gov. George Pataki
“The USS New York will ensure that all New Yorkers and the world will never forget the evil attacks of September 11, and the courage and compassion New Yorkers showed in response to terror.“
– Governor Pataki.
7.5 short tons (6.8 t) of the steel used in the ship’s construction came from the rubble of the World Trade Center.
The Bixby letter is a letter sent from the United States President Abraham Lincoln to a bereaved mother of five sons who were thought to have died while fighting for the Union in the American Civil War.
Washington, Nov. 21, 1864.
I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
An extract, “the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom”, adorns the statue of Lady Columbia in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Hawaii. The letter is reprinted in full on a plaque in a memorial garden at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in Southern California.
Former President George W. Bush read the letter during the ceremony at the World Trade Center site on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on September 11, 2011.
NATIONAL GUARD AWARDS:
Nevada War on Terrorism Ribbon
Virginia Homeland Defense Ribbon
Secretary of Defense Medal for Valor
Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terrorism
The IPM 9/11 Medal was been established to recognized law enforcement and public safety officials globally in the nine categories related to transportation and border security in relation to fighting terrorism and serious transnational crime to recognize heroism and distinguished acts and achievements for those individuals fighting terrorism and serious crime. The inaugural International Medals were awarded for heroism to the brave men and women police officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department and New York Police Department who gave their lives on September 11, 2001, in the line of duty.
Secretary of Transportation Outstanding Unit Award with Operational Distinguishing Device
Distinguished Warfare Medal aka The “Drone Medal”
Nearly two years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, crew members from USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) have been awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal for their deployment to New York City (NYC) in support of Operation Noble Eagle.
Ten Air Force members, including Lt. Gen. Paul Carlton Jr., the Air Force surgeon general, received the Airman’s Medal for their contributions on that fateful day. Another eight received the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, while eight others received the Air Force Commendation Medal. One person received the Army Commendation Medal and one other received the Air Force Scroll. Master Sgt. Noel Sepulveda, who received the Airman’s Medal, also received the Purple Heart for injuries he incurred during the attack. The Airmen’s Medal recipients were: Carlton; Lt. Col. Gary W. Holland; Maj. Joseph A. Milner; Chief Master Sgts. Ricky L. Arnold, Paul D. Miller, and John K. Monacio; Senior Master Sgt. Kevin M. Andrews; Master Sgts. Paul R. Lirette and Sepulveda; and Staff Sgt. Gregory D. Fechner. The Meritorious Service Medal recipients were: Col. John S. Baxter; Lt. Cols. Janet Deltuva, Maureen E. Massey and Terry P. Kane; Maj. Michael Moore; Chief Master Sgts. Troy J. McIntosh and Robert Walko; and Tech. Sgt. Randall B. Federspill. Recipients of the Air Force Commendation Medal were: Lt. Col. Matthew D. Swanson; Majs. James G. Cusic and Andrew H. Weaver; Senior Master Sgt. Anthony J. Twitty; Tech. Sgt. Bernard Kimbrough; Staff Sgts. Lisa A. Ducharme and Charles V. Hawkins; and Airman 1st Class Evandra D. Spruell. Lt. Col. William Mitchell received the Army Commendation Medal.
In 2001, the U.S. Army awarded an unprecedented number of Soldier’s Medals (28) to personnel who risked their own lives to assist their fellow comrades in the wake of the September 11 attack on the Pentagon.
STATE DEFENSE FORCE:
State defense forces (SDF) (also known as state guards, state military reserves, or state militias) in the United States are military units that operate under the sole authority of a state government; they are partially regulated by the National Guard Bureau but they are not a part of the Army National Guard of the United States. State defense forces are authorized by state and federal law and are under the command of the governor of each state.
State defense forces are distinct from their state’s National Guard in that they cannot become federal entities.
With the end of the Cold War came a general decrease of interest in state defense forces. The attacks of September 11, 2001, however, generated additional attention and, with it, greater scrutiny from some in the United States military who questioned the training and equipment of the units and whether they provided an outlet for “warrior wannabes” who would not otherwise qualify for service in the armed forces.
George J. Stien, “State Defense Forces: The Missing Link in National Security” (1984)
Following the September 11 attacks, the ASDF was tasked with guarding critical oil infrastructure against attack.
As of September 11, 2001 attacks, the Maryland Defense Force was tasked with its current mission – to provide support to the Maryland Military Department as needed.
The State Guard name was restored during the group’s reorganization after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
NEW YORK GUARD:
The New York Guard experienced a resurgence after the September 11, 2001 attacks. New York Guard units were activated after the attacks, performing a variety of missions, including, logistical support to forces stationed at “Ground Zero”. Medical units of the Guard worked in conjunction with other DMNA forces providing care at several location including Camp Smith, in Westchester county.
NEW YORK NAVAL MILITIA:
Defense of Liberty Medal
After the September 11 attacks, the New York Naval Militia was called up to aid in recovery efforts.
After the attacks of September 11, 2001, state guard members were called up to guard a federal naval station in Millington, Tennessee.