Yesterday we wrote about the tragedy of 9-11 and the horror that we all felt that day 16 years ago as we watched planes fly into the World Trade Center and the thousands of lives that were lost in New York City, in Washington D.C., and in rural Pennsylvania.

Almost everyone in the country either lost someone they knew or knows someone who lost people that fateful day.

But today we’re going to talk about just one of those people, he was a member of the Special Forces Regiment, a brother, although we never met. He was a member of the New York City Fire Department, a Fire Marshall who answered the call that morning and died comforting those around him in those final minutes. He was helping those people high up in the WTC who were worried that no one would come for them.

Ronald Bucca was everything you’d look for in both a Special Forces soldier and firefighter in the city of New York. Dedicated, relentless, brave and an absolute self-starter, he is the epitome of what made both professions the envy of their different realms in the world.