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R.I.P. Micheal Haub it has been a long journey to your final resting place.
Authorities in New York confirmed on Thursday that remains recently found, are those of a firefighter who died in the line of duty. Firefighter Micheal Haub,34, died in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001 while he was attempting to rescue people.
In lieu of the recent discovery of Haub’s remains, his family have arranged for a second wake. The second wake for Haub will take place on Tuesday September 10. The wake will take place a day before the the 18th anniversary of his death. The ceremony will be held at Krauss Funeral Home in Franklin Square.
The first wake for Haub was held in 2002 at the same funeral home, Michael Bloomberg attended along with the FDNY Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta. The New York Medical Examiner’s office said they were able to identify additional remains found at Ground Zero in 2002. The identification was made with DNA that was not available in 2002.
HAUB’S LIFE LONG DREAM WAS TO BECOME A NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTER
Haub started his career as a firefighter as a probationary officer with the FDNY in 1999 when he was 31. On September 11, 2001 he had advanced to a firelighter and was on the job for two years. He was stationed at the Midtown Firehouse, just a stones throw from the Twin Towers.
On the day of the tragedy, he was with a team from Ladder Co 4 that responded to one of many fires in the South Tower. Haub and seven other members of his team were killed in the South Tower. Haub’s journey to becoming a full fledged firefighter started with a volunteer position with the Rosyln Heights Highland Fire Department. Haub’s leaves behind two children, a son Micheal and daughter Kierston. His son uttered his first word, ‘Dada’ on September 11, 2001.