Firefighter Juan Sotomayor with truck 28 climbed to the 80th floor of the Aon building while wearing his fire helmet as 686 Chicago firefighters and civilians made the climb. Two participants will run for every fallen firefighter symbolically representing the "buddy system." 343 New York fire fighters died on September 11, 2001.
William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune
Copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World