Charles R. Mendez‚ also known as Chuck‚ was a member of FDNY Ladder Company #7 in Manhattan. He was on the job for 9 years and as all firefighters do‚ he loved his job. Chuck and I met 6 years ago and were married 2 years later. We did not have any children but were trying to start a family. Chuck was a true hero and friend and I will love him forever.
His hobbies included playing volleyball‚ skiing‚ home improvement‚ and playing with our puppy Bailey.
His body was recovered New Years Eve from the World Trade Center and he was carried out by his friends. He was my best friend and I miss him terribly.