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Uploaded on Nov 28, 2009
FDNY Lt Jean Paul Augier (2010 FDNY Legion of Honor & Hugh Bonner Medal recipient) and FDNY Firefighter JT Mundy Discuss Search and Rescue Dog Bear at the WTC. This is eight minutes of two hour Animal Planet special with Dr Jane Goodall. It was a composite put together by the production company for Animal Planet so some images are not Bear.
FDNY Lt Jean Paul Augier made one of the only live finds on 9/11 climbing barehanded up 7 stories to rescue the head of U.S. Customs for the NY area, Joe Weber. It was one of the most dramatic rescues on 9/11. No one has done any storys on his incredible rescue efforts on 9/11!
TJ Mundy was a legend in the Department - His nickname was Popeye. Listen carefully to his last words on the video they are important in the view of history.
Bear found both beloved FDNY 1st Fire Commissioner William Feehan and FDNY Chief Peter Ganci as well as many other victims of the WTC. There is a Memorial to Bear at the FDNY/EMS Academy in New York from those who knew and loved him, for what he did those days. In those first terrible hours it was his nose that led us. God bless the dogs and especiially this one.
Many have tried to rewrite the history of the WTC to protect those who covered up the seriousness of the HAZMAT situation there.
A man named Phil Porteus who led a team of six persons to destroy the reputation of Capt Shields was convicted in Federal Court in Newark in 2008 of computer fraud and other crimes against Scott Shields (Bear's Dad). shields was aske to testify in Congress about some of thecover-ups at the WTC. We all know what happens to themessenger.
As a nation we should ask why people would use the internet to fake our history. Porteus's efforts proved that you can rewrite history, you just can't change it!
Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always,even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for?