FDNY Fire Chief & Bone Marrow Registrant Laid to Rest 15 Years After 9/11
He bravely served the FDNY for nearly 33 years, and on June 17, Battalion Chief Lawrence T. Stack was finally laid to rest 15 years after passing away in the line of duty on 9/11.
18 months prior to his death, Chief Stack and his wife donated a blood sample for typing in order to join the bone marrow registry (Be The Match®). As part of the grim task of identifying those lost at the World Trade Center, NYBC examined its donor list and discovered that 143 firefighters who died on 9/11 were registered potential bone marrow donors. Chief Stack was one of those firefighters. NYBC notified the family and set aside his blood sample, which was buried at Calverton National Cemetery in Long Island.