9/11 hero firefighter who featured in iconic photo dies after contracting rare lung disease from working at Ground ZeroSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 22:00
9/11 hero firefighter who featured in iconic photo dies after contracting rare lung disease from working at Ground Zero
Lt Martin Fullam was one of the thousands of first responders on site on 9/11 and was pictured in iconic shot from the day
Contracted rare lung disease years later from working at ground zero
Was advocate for Zadroga Health Act, which was signed into law in 2010
By BETH STEBNER
PUBLISHED: 15:04 EST
03 February 2013
UPDATED: 09:17 EST, 4 February 2013
A hero firefighter who bravely served on September 11th alongside hundreds of other first responders has died of a rare lung condition, and was laid to rest yesterday.
FDNY Lt Martin Fullam contracted polymyositis in 2005, and had also suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, which left him breathless and exhausted after the simplest of tasks.
The late firefighter, 56, was one of the men carrying fatally wounded FDNY Chaplain Mychal Judge through the still-smoking rubble on 9/11.
The image of Lt Fullam and four others carrying the chaplain has remained one of the most poignant and haunting pictures from that horrific day.
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