2002-11-16 / Letters

Kevin’s Book Joins Them

Kevin's Book Joins Them

Dear Editor;

I have just read Kevin Boyle's book, "Braving The Waves - Rockaway Rises and Rises Again." It is an extraordinary account of two events, 9/11 & 11/12, life altering experiences for all Americans, but for the residents of Rockaway in particular. All the names and stories of those who helped in the rescue efforts will never be forgotten. This book will see to that.

The bravery, confusion, elation when we knew someone was o.k. and the realization that others were gone are all captured from Boyle's hometown vantage point.

It's hard to walk down the street without passing a neighbor or friend who has not been directly affected by 9/11 & 11/12. Our family included. Rockaway knows their friends and neighbors as Boyle's book thoughtfully shows.

On my desk at work I have pictures of Charlie Heeran, Chris Lawler, Peter Mulligan and Wally Hynes. We all look at each other every morning when I come in and every night when I leave. Kevin's book joins them.

RICHARD P. ROBERTS


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