Firefighters and loved ones gathered to mourn Michael Howbe after his remains were finally identified, according to a statement from the Uniformed Firefighters Association. It said the service was to provide his family with closure and serenity after last week's medical inspector identified more of his remains, which were recovered at Ground Zero.
Haub is a 13-year veteran of Ladder Company 4, according to
"We remember him and the 342 other firefighters who died that fateful day and will be eternally grateful for the courage shown," a statement said Tuesday.
"It is almost unclear that after the loss of 343 members of 11 September, we have 200 more FDNY members die due to World Trade Center disease, "said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro in July. "These characters bravely gave their lives, fighting to save and rebuild others. We will never forget them. "
The exposure to the September 11 terrorist attacks could have caused a number of health conditions, including acute traumatic injuries, as well as respiratory and digestive system diseases and prophylaxis, according to Centers of diseases.
Those exposed to the attacks also developed cancers that included lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma, he writes.
On September 11, 2001, 19 men abducted four refueled US commercial jets traveling to destinations on the West Coast. A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, PA.
The assassination was organized by al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.