Newly-found blood vials allow for funeral of 9/11 fire chief

2016-06-17 19:36
Firefighters Michael and Brian Stack ride on the back of the fire truck during the funeral of their father, fire chief Lawrence Stack. (Andrew Theodorakis, AFP)

Firefighters Michael and Brian Stack ride on the back of the fire truck during the funeral of their father, fire chief Lawrence Stack. (Andrew Theodorakis, AFP)

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St James - Nearly 15 years after the September 11 terror attacks, a funeral is being held for a New York City fire chief who died in the World Trade Centre collapse.

The remains of Safety Battalion Chief Lawrence Stack were never found. But his family recently discovered two vials of blood that he had donated during a bone marrow drive for a child with cancer.

On Friday, the blood vials will be buried at Long Island's Calverton National Cemetery following a funeral mass.

Stack's service in the Fire Department of New York was part of a family tradition.

Two sons are firefighters. His father was a 38-year veteran of the FDNY and his brother served 26 years.

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