9/11 survivor to share his story



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In his own words: 9/11 survivor and former New York City Fire Department Lt. Joe Torrillo will speak at the Meals on Wheels 'Sumptuous Settings' fundraiser on March 12.


GREENFIELD — Given the catastrophic destruction and mind-numbing losses of Sept. 11, 2001, it would be hard to imagine that New York City Fire Department Lt. Joe Torrillo could have had a worse morning.

Some might wonder whether it would have been better to be killed outright than to have been buried alive. Twice.

But not Torrillo, who will be the featured speaker at Meals on Wheels of Hancock County’s “Sumptuous Settings” fundraiser on March 12.

He was basically just plain mad.

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