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“Jose Guadalupe”


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  • For Time
  • 54 Pull-Ups
  • 54 Air Squats
  • 54 Sit-Ups
  • 54 Push-Ups

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This Firefighter Hero WOD is dedicated to Jose Guadalupe, FDNY, Engine 54, who was killed on September 11, 2001.

Whenever Firefighter Jose A. Guadalupe saw a cluster of young boys hanging in the shadows of his housing complex, Rochedale Village in Jamaica, Queens, he would leap into his spiel about the importance of school, said his mother, Rowena Guadalupe. “He loved to mentor,” Mrs. Guadalupe said. “He told my neighbor, Jamal, not to hang out in front of the buildings. He would say, ‘Go home and study.’”

He encouraged others, too. In his honor, neighbors placed a miniature fire truck and an American flag at the base of a tree outside his apartment building, she said. “Everyone has told me that it will not be removed until the digging at ground zero is over. After that, they plan to have a plaque made for the outside of the building.”

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