Retired FDNY Capt. John Vigiano Sr., who lost sons on 9/11, dies at 79

  • Source: New York Daily News
  • Published: 07/08/2018 07:38 PM

John Vigiano Sr., a former Marine and decorated retired FDNY captain whose first responder sons lost their lives on 9/11, died Sunday after a battle with cancer, according to a family friend. He was 79. Vigiano joined the FDNY ranks in 1962. He served as a firefighter in Ladder Co. 103, a lieutenant in Rescue Co. 2 and as captain of Ladder Co. 176. Vigiano retired from the Fire Department in 1998 with 36 years of service, all in Brooklyn. He was instrumental in developing a number of operational procedures for FDNY ladder and rescue companies. Vigiano took great pride in the fact that his sons followed him into lives of service. John Jr. was a firefighter. Joseph was a police detective. The Vigiano brothers were killed while working to save others in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.


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