3 New York Firefighters Die From 9/11-Related Cancers In The Same Day

September 25, 2014 10:07 PM

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3 New York Firefighters Die From 9/11-Related Cancers In The Same Day

NEW YORK -- Three retired New York firefighters died within hours of one another earlier this week, succumbing to cancers related to their relief work after the Sept. 11 attack.

Daniel Heg­lund, 58, who had bone cancer; Robert Leaver, 56, who had leukemia; and Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, who had colon cancer, died on Monday. Leaver and Bischoff grew up in Brooklyn together and considered themselves lifelong best friends, and Heglund was one day shy of his 59th birthday.

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