National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 46
Year of Death: 2001

Walter G. Hynes

Twenty-three years service in the Fire Department of New York. Captain of Ladder Company 13 in Manhattan and died heroically in service at the World Trade Center tragedy. Faithful husband of Veronica and loving father of Caitlin‚ Kerry and Deirdre. Devoted son of Margaret and Walter‚ brother of Patricia. Graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and St. John’s University School of Law.

Enjoyed family time‚ vacations and golf. Known for his generosity of time‚ money and help to all.

His smiling blue Irish eyes will be with us and forever in our hearts.

Memorial Posts


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  1. Today I put on full turn out gear and carried captain Walter Hynes name around my neck for the 9/11 silent walk in Charelston for almost 6 miles….. It was such a honor to be able to do this for my fallen brother. Thank you for your
    service brother. #343 #neverforget

    – Katie Patterson
  2. I worn Captain Hynes name as I climbed in remembrance of the 15th anniversary of 9/11/2001. Rest east Brother, I’ve got it from here.

    M. Randles, Temple Texas Fire and Rescue

    – Chief Mitch Randles
  3. To the friends and family of Captain Walter G Hynes –

    Upon arriving at my workplace, Pierce Manufacturing, today I was greeted with a table that held the names of all the fallen firefighters on badges that lost their life on September 11, 2001. I selected Captain Hynes as the hero I would work for today. So today Captain Hynes I will work for you in your honor. And to your family and friends may god bless you all with peace and prosperity.

    -Jeff Seidner

    – Jeff Seidner
  4. Today I climbed for Walter at FDIC 2017 in Indianapolis, he is the 4th person I have climbed for from Ladder 13. Last year I chose Dennis McHugh to climb for, I chose him because 13 is my lucky number, a few months later I was given a firefighter to climb for and I am as given Thomas Sabella, I then chose to climb for Gregory Stajk. After this I went to visit the fire house they worked and lived out off. It was an honor and at this time I was able to find out all the people from the station that died. I made it my goal to climb for all the Ladder 13 guys. It’s an honor to have been able to chose Walter for my first FDIC stair climb and my first time climbing as a full firefighter. Thank you for your sacrifice.

    – Olivia Binstead
  5. Went to McClancy High School with Walter.
    Nice quiet guy!
    Rest in Peace!

    – Joe Gehebe
  6. On Saturday, September 16, 2017 I had the distinguished honor of participating in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb held at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI. It was an honor to complete the climb that Captain Hynes was not able to finish on that dreadful day. I am a volunteer firefighter for the Evansville Fire Department in Evansville, WI. Words can not express the emotion of my memorial climb and I can’t even image the heartbreak that took place in NY on that day.
    Peace to you and your family, thank you for your time served and for all that you sacrificed.


    – Beth Bierman
  7. I ran the kids run today at the Run For The Fallen in Kronewetter, Wisconsin. Thank you for your service and rest well.

    -Kiele from Green bay Wisconsin.

    – Kiele Ann
  8. On Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 I participated in the 9/11 memorial climb at Lambeau Field and wore the badge of Captain Hynes. It was an honor to do that and to think of him, his family, and all the others that have sacrificed so much. May God bless your family. We will not ever forget


    – Amy Charais
  9. Remembering Walter on this Fourth of July. Although I didn’t get to know my cousin very well, as I was only 1 at the time he died, he had always been like a brother to my dad and his memory stays with us everyday. Love you Walter.

    – Brenna Butler
  10. Had the honor of climbing in remembrance of Cpt. Walter Haynes this morning with a Crossfit group in North Carolina. You will NEVER be forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service and sacrifice.

    – Allison Regan
  11. It’s been awhile since we last saw each other and even longer since we hung out in your basement listening to the Dead and the Eagles. If I remember, New Riders of the Purple Sage was your favorite band. I still pass your house every day as I walk my sons’ dogs and I pray for Ronnie and your girls. You are always in our hopes and prayers and we miss your smile every day. Without exaggeration, Walter, you were one in a million. Looking forward to seeing you again.

    – Shaun Reen
  12. Walter is my High School Classmate from Msgr McClancy HS (Class of 1972).
    I remember Walter as a quiet and responsible guy. I still hurts to think he died at the age of 46.
    Walter, we will not forget you.
    Walter – we will meet again in Heaven.
    Walter — RIP
    – Bob Del Rosso

  13. I lived up the street from Walter while growing up.
    I was a couple of years older than him and remembered him as Skip. I will always remember him wearing a a real Fireman’s Helmet while riding his bike up and down his block, clearly to be a Fireman was his calling.
    We will always remember you Captain Hynes.

    – Chuck Zuretti
  14. this is so sad. i’m so sorry to his family and everyone who lost lives. wishing you all well

    – julianna pappalardi
  15. I had the honor of carrying Captain Hynes with me at the memorial stair climb at FDIC April 29th, 2022. The service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Peace be with you brother, and your family.

    – Cass Urbigkit