The Daily News interviewed the man who shot the iconic photograph of the Ladder 118 firetruck on the Brooklyn Bridge, rushing toward the burning towers seen in the background, on that horrific day 15 years ago. (Photo in link to article here.)
Aaron McClamb, a 20 year-old amateur photographer, was printing bibles at the Jehovah’s Witness watchtower when he started taking photos of the firetruck that carried our brave firefighters from Middagh St., “with no understanding that those guys wouldn’t come back.”
The heroes in that firetruck who made the ultimate sacrifice that day were Vernon Cherry, 49; Leon Smith, 48; Robert Regan, 45; Pete Vega, 36; Joey Agnello, 35; and Scott Davidson, 33.
“’They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I don’t think there’s any word that describes that picture,’ said retired Firefighter John Sorrentino, 51, who worked out of the same firehouse as a member of Engine Co. 205. ‘To me, it represents the courage and sacrifice of all the first responders who lost their lives that day.’”
(Lead photo: 9/10/16, Mary Kim for BHB)