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In Remembrance
Place of Residence:
New York, NY
Location on 9/11:
Fire Department of New York | Lieutenant, Rescue 5

FDNY Memorial Day Book


Lt. Harvey L. Harrell‚ was of course‚ a special man to me & all who knew him. He had been a firefighter since 1979 and a Lieutenant since 1994. He was studying to be a captain when he lost his life on September 11th. Besides being one of the most enthusiastic firemen I’ve ever known‚ he was the best husband anyone could ever have; a devoted father‚ son‚ sibling‚ uncle and friend.

Always optimistic‚ he always strove to make improvements at whatever firehouse he was working in and in the fire department as a whole. This attitude spilled into his personal life‚ where he took an older house we purchased in 1985 and transformed it into a beautiful‚ comfortable house. He was an avid skier/SCUBA diver/gardener.

He will always be missed and never‚ ever will be forgotten. (source)

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