Your next great read about the job in the South Bronx during the late 1960s and 1970s can help Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation. The newly released book by Captain Bob Farrell (Ladder 31), The War Years, recalls those years at La Casa Grande. Ladder 31 and Engine Company 82 were among the busiest units in the City of New York. The War Years also features an introduction from J.M. Kearney, author of A View from the Backstep – Part 1 & 2.
Captain Bob Farrell (Ladder 31) is the real deal and among the many stalwarts of those “War Years.” He is the recipient of numerous FDNY medals and awards, including the James Gordon Bennett Medal, the highest medal given out by the FDNY, until 2020.
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Captain Farrell is kindly donating the proceeds from the sale of his book to the FDNY Honor Legion and the Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation. Bob has been an ally of the Foundation since its inception and we are grateful for his generosity and friendship!