Honored FDNY Rescue Member Joins Remembrance Rescue Project 9/11 Charity

September 19, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Los Angeles, CA 9/19/14 The Remembrance Rescue Project (www.remembrance.co) recently announced the addition of its newest Project Board Member, Lt. Paul Geidel(FDNY Rescue 1-ret). Lt. Geidel first met with Project members earlier in the year during a stop in Arizona for the Coast To Coast Remembrance Tour with Former FDNY Rescue 5 from 9/11. Lt. Geidel and his wife, Barbara, made the trip to Southern California to join the Remembrance Rescue Project as the keynote speaker for multiple City of Los Angeles 9/11 ceremonies last week.

Paul Geidel, Age 81, is a USAF Korean War combat veteran flying 43 combat missions over North Korea as a gunner on a Douglas B-26 Invader. Following his military service, Paul joined FDNY in 1957. Paul worked throughout FDNY and spent his last 11 years with Manhattan's Rescue Co. 1. FDNY became a Geidel family tradition with all three of Paul's sons serving as FDNY firefighters. Paul's son, Gary, was assigned to Rescue 5 for 5 years before transferring to his Father's former Rescue Co. 1. Gary Geidel was killed on 9/11 on Rescue Co. 1. Paul's youngest son, Michael, is currently a senior member of FDNY Rescue Co. 1. Paul worked at Ground Zero for 8 1/2 months with his two sons, Michael and Ralph, searching for their son/brother, Gary, who was never found.

The Remembrance Rescue Project is a not-for-profit - 501(c)3 organization created by firefighters to restore, preserve and share Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 from 9/11 as educational tools, historical artifacts and memorials. The Project involving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 is an educational effort focused at society, especially youngsters who were too young to actually understand the events of September 11th and what that day means to members of the fire service and the country as a whole.

The Project works with fire departments across the country to host the Rescues throughout the year. The Project coordinates with host fire departments to facilitate 9/11 educational programming, memorials and remembrance events. The Project strives to keep the memories alive of those lost on September 11th and all firefighters killed in the line of duty every year.

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