Sean Kirst writes for the Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y.
Like most Americans, Brother Edmund Dwyer was stunned by early
coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington,
As he struggled to grasp the scope of the carnage, scrolling
type along the bottom of his television screen announced the death of
Mychal Judge, a legendary New York City fire department chaplain.
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