Captain Vincent Brunton
The image above is a small tribute to Captain Vincent "Vinny" Brunton, who gave his life on 9/11. The text is a stream of consciousness compiled from the posts throughout the Internet dedicated to this fine man.
In reading the words written about, for and to Captain Vincent Brunton through the World Wide Web, one can paint a mental picture of this man. Certain words come up again and again as people remember the 43 year old firefighter who gave his life to save others on September 11, 2001. Brave, Hero, Gentleman, Determined, Loyal, Friend. These are not words written simply because he is gone from our midst. These are the qualities people noticed about him when they met him. It is quite apparent that Vincent had a deep impact on people even before he made his ultimate sacrifice at the World Trade Center. The people who knew him, were touched by his spirit while he was amongst us, and have chosen to spread his spark in his memory. Everyone who reads about Vinny has an opportunity to grow as a human being, to pass his spirit along in words, and action.
This post is a part of the 2,996 Tribute to those lost in the 9/11 tragedy. Bloggers around the world have united to honor them. Please take some time today to read a bit about these people and to lift up warm thoughts to them and their families.
Captain Vincent Brunton was a part of Ladder 105 in New York City. He was a firefighter for 22 years and gave his life at the World Trade Center. In addition to being a firefighter, Vinny was a husband to Cathy, a father to Tommy and Kelly, a neighborhood bartender at Farrell’s to the neighborhood, an inspiration, a source of endless knowledge, a role model, a friend. He was a lot of things to a lot of people, and his spirit will continue to touch us all.