Face of Courage: Rise from the Rubble

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Author House, May 12, 2010 - History - 244 pages
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Both brothers dreamed of being N.Y.C Firefighters, but when one brother wrote his own destiny, their worlds would collide at the same place, at different times on the morning of September 11th, 2001. Both brothers feverishly raced to the World Trade Center, one brother age 22, was with the New York City fire department, and one brother age 24, with the New York City police department, the catastrophe would leave one brother searching for answers to many questions, and living the better part of the last decade with enormous guilt. Inspirational from many aspects, it will raise the spirits of anyone who clutches non fictional work. Strap yourself in; hold on tight, this is a true life story of two young men who exhibit tremendous courage while facing the terrors that lie right in front of their eyes. “I had to go back to the site, and search for a part of my soul that was buried under the rubble, it was gone long enough, I want my life back." "In every disaster, there are stories of hope, and heroism, good things come out of negativity, you just have to find them, no matter how long it takes."

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Joseph Michael Cammarata was born in New York City in July of 1977. Son of Joseph and Linda Cammarata, he was raised with his siblings Kimberly and Michael in a home that instilled strong family and ethical values in him. Joseph always dreamed of being a New York City firefighter alongside his brother Michael, but when the New York City Police Department called him to duty first, he took the job, he wanted to be at the service of the community in whatever way possible. After the events of 9-11, Joseph went to the fire department, after Michaels untimely death as a rookie firefighter, despite resistance from his family. After retiring from the fire department in 2006, Joseph expanded his family’s real estate development firm. While Vice president of operations, Joseph returned to his studies in 2007 at St John's University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Joseph is also a devoted husband to Stephanie, and a loving father of Francesca Lynn. He is aggressively pursuing a Law degree, with hopes of utilizing it to serve the public once again.

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