Service was held on
November 30, 2001
Michael Carlo, 36, was remembered yesterday as a work-hard,
play-hard type, who starred on the FDNY's volleyball team though
he stood only 5-feet-6.
member of Engine Co. 230 in Brooklyn, he was one of 343 firefighters
killed in the World Trade Center attacks.
is not just a memory, but a lesson to live and treasure life
by giving it away," the Rev. Marcello LaTona told mourners
at Holy Trinity Church in Whitestone, Queens.
Giuliani said: "The courage and dedication and the spirit
that he showed doesn't happen by accident."
mayor thanked Carlo's parents, Robert and Phyllis Carlo, for
teaching those values. "Michael died a hero, he died an
American hero and a patriot," Giuliani said.
packed church gave the parents a standing ovation.
also leaves an older brother, Rob, a firefighter; and a sister,
seemed the older we got, the closer we came," Rob Carlo
Carlo said he and his brother had been taking sailing courses.
The fallen firefighter's dream was to sail around the world.
understood how precious our time is on this Earth," his
brother said. "We often went to fireman funerals together
and talked openly about life and death."