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Waldbaums 45th Anniversary Memorial Mass

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BROOKLYN, NY - August 2nd marked 45 years since the tragic collapse at the Waldbaums Fire in Brooklyn. LT. James Cutillo of the 33rd Battalion, and Firefighters Harold Hastings of 42 Battalion; James McManus, Ladder 153; George Rice, Ladder 153; Charles Bouton Ladder 156; and William O’Connor, L156, lost their lives when the roof collapsed.  The fire reached a fourth-alarm with many special calls to the scene. The 45th Annual Walbaums Fire Memorial Mass was held at St. Brendan’s Church, Avenue O and East 12th Street, Brooklyn. 

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DAVID BURNSSenior Correspondent

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