Thousands of firefighters mourn second comrade killed in Boston blaze
Thursday, April 03, 2014 - 01:13
April 3 - A day after burying a fallen comrade, thousands of firefighters line the streets of a Boston suburb again to bury second of two firefighters killed battling a blaze. Mana Rabiee reports.
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Laying to rest a fallen comrade...again.
Firefighters from across the nation gather to bury the second firefighter killed in last week's Boston blaze.
Thirty-three-year-old Michael Kennedy died battling a roaring nine-alarm apartment fire in the historic Back Bay district.
His colleague, 43-year-old Edward Walsh, who also died in the fire, was buried just the day before.
Seventeen firefighters were also injured in the blaze.
SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED PASTOR FROM HOLY NAME CHURCH SAYING:
"This morning we come together in Holy Name Church with those very human emotions of grief and loss and sorrow."
Thousands of firefighters lined the streets of this Boston suburb for Kennedy's funeral procession.
They came from engine companies in New York, Chicago, Miami and cities across the country.
Pay back, they call it, for all the times Boston firefighters came to their funerals.
Saying goodbye to not one, but two fallen heroes from engine company 33.
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