9/11 Hero Turned NYC Firefighter Dies of Cancer at 45


The New York City Fire Department said when the Twin Towers were hit, Phelan helped ferry people from Lower Manhattan. In 2003, Phelan joined the FDNY as a firefighter and was promoted to Marine pilot, according to authorities. Phelan is one of the thousands of victims of cancer Linked to the 9/11 attack.

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