FDNY adds father, son names to 9/11 Memorial Wall

FDNY adds father, son names to 9/11 Memorial Wall
Posted at 10:35 PM, Sep 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-07 19:31:09-04

NEW YORK (WPIX/CNN) - The New York City Fire Department has added 32 more names to its 9/11 Memorial Wall.

The Wall honors members who died of 9/11-related illnesses. In all, the Wall now lists 159 FDNY members. More than 340 New York firefighters were killed on 9/11.

Among the names just added were a father and son who died of 9/11-related cancers months apart. 

Robert Alexander, 43, died in August of cancer related to his service at the World Trade Center. At the time of the terror attack, he was a police officer who later became a firefighter. He was a third-generation firefighter. 

His death follows that of his father, Raymond Alexander, 76, who about nine months ago died of cancers also tied to Ground Zero, WPIX reports. 

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