National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 40
Year of Death: 2001

Vincent F. Giammona

Vincent F. Giammona‚ 40‚ lieutenant‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 5. Giammona‚ who marked his 40th birthday on September 11‚ 2001‚ followed in the footsteps of his father‚ Vincent‚ who is a retired FDNY captain. Giammona‚ father of four‚ was known as Captain Fun at the firehouse because of his irrepressible humor and pranks.

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  1. We’re praying for you Dorothy and Vinny. You asked me to remember you on this day. I will never forget. God bless you!

    Carole & Kurt

    – Carole Wilke
  2. 1 Love <3

    – Mekhi Clark
  3. Much love goes out too this man <3

    Lil pump
  4. Prayers for him and all who loved him. God bless all those who run in the opposite direction of everyone else at the worst of times. You are the BEST of us.

    – DEAN Andrew ERCK
  5. May the Road Rise Up

    Vinny died a hero
    on his fortieth birthday
    climbing 110 flights
    to save lives.
    His body perished,
    remains never found.

    Way too soon,
    the wake
    to celebrate his life.
    Together, we
    step onto the bus,
    taking us to his hometown pub.
    He is alive on this bus;
    Lieutenant Fun, they call him.
    We together—
    laughing with Vinny,
    as his brothers take turns
    imitating his improv, his Elvis,
    his pranks.
    Our is the laughter
    of aching souls.
    His bereaved family

    This is how I know Vinny—
    on this bus
    with his brothers,
    as the bagpipes
    welcome him home.

    – Leslie Lampe Long
  6. Prayers for him and all.

    – Bill Stoltz
  7. Remembering you and your family on this day….
    A distant cousin from the other side of the country…

    – Tom Giammona
  8. Miss him. He was the best. Funny guy.

    – Stephen Dennehy
  9. I participated in the memorial climb today at Lambeau Field in honor of Lt. Giammona, a true Hero. A bell was rang singly for him followed by his name shouted more than once today as 3,000 participants shared 343 names repeatedly. WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!! By putting faces and names with the 343 firefighters, WE KEEP THEIR MEMORY ALIVE. Lt Giamonna’s picture will be on the wall at a VFD in Alabama with “hero” on it, as he is a hero.

    – Melony
  10. I walked a 5K today for the Stephen Siller foundation. I wore the LADDER 5 FDNY badge in honor of Vincent Giammona. I wore it proudly. His sacrifice that day will never be forgotten.


    – Vonnie Shallenberger
  11. Completed the New Orleans memorial stair climb today in honor of this hero.

    – Jonathan Russell
  12. Did the 9/11 Stair Climb representing Thomasville Fire Rescue this morning in honor of Lt Vincent Giammona. Rest easy brother.

    – Joshua Matthew Harper
  13. I still wear your memorial bracelet in your honor.
    Tino A. Yaccich
    Coordinator, Rochester Township PA Emergency Management Agency
    [email protected]

    – Tino Angelo Yaccich
  14. Today I am doing a 9/11 Memorial stair climb with the Terry Farrell Firefighter Memorial Fund. I have the honor today to do the stair climb in the honor of Lt. Vincent Giammona.

    – Donnie Whisler
  15. In your honor I climbed 110 flights to remember you.

    God bless you and thank you for your service.

    – Danny Manfre
  16. We were probationary firefighters together in Engine 294. He was on the job only a few months before me but watched out for me. That’s the man that he was. You are always thought about, Vinny.

    – matthew lejman jr