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Philadelphia Fire Department Memorial

 
 
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By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. Philadelphia Fire Department Memorial Markers
Inscription. 10 memorial markers are dedicated to the members of the Philadelphia Fire Department who died as a result of the Charles W. Berg Laboratories explosion on October 28, 1954.

In memory of
Deputy Chief Thomas A. Kline (October 28)
Battalion Chiefs John F. Magrann and John J. News (October 28)
Firefighters Joseph J. Bandos and James F. Tygh (October 28)
Lieutenant Charles C. Holtzman, Firefighters James E. Doyle, Thomas W. Wilson, Joseph J. Vivian (October 29)
Firefighter Bernard Junod (November 3)
Died in the line of duty protecting the citizens of Philadelphia on (date), 1954
Dedicated by His Family and Friends

In addition, an 11th marker reads:
In memory of
Fireman Walter E. Lyszkowski
Died in the line of duty protecting the citizens of Philadelphia on August 8, 1958
Dedicated by His Family and Friends

 
Location. 39° 57.177′ N, 75° 9.765′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Juniper Street and Filbert Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Wanamaker (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple Philadelphia (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia (within shouting distance of this marker); Motherís Day (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Pennís Prayer for Philadelphia (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The markers are among the many located in or about Philadelphia City Hall.
 
Also see . . .  Out of the Past: The Berg Explosion. (Submitted on August 29, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Categories. Heroes
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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