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Boston Firefighters Keep Promise, Deliver Wedding Ring

Boston Firefighters Keep Promise, Deliver Wedding Ring

After losing her husband in the 9-alarm fire in Boston last week, the wife of fallen firefighter Lt. Ed Walsh had just one wish ... to find her husband's wedding band. Despite all odds, Boston firefighters were able to find it among the rubble.

Six investigators hand sifted through the debris and fire investigator Patty Donovan spotted the ring.

By the time they found the ring, Lt. Walsh's wake was already underway. Firefighters rushed to the church to deliver the ring to Kristen.

A columnist for The Boston Globe wrote of the moment she got the ring: "Kristen Walsh took the ring and slid it on her finger. It was big, real big, but it fit in all the ways that matter."


CNN reports That 9-alarm fire also took the life of firefighter Michael Kennedy. Both men were trapped inside the building and were later found in the basement where the fire was said to have started.

"In 30 years I have never seen a fire travel that fast, escalate that quickly and create such havoc in such a short period of time."

More than a dozen firefighters were also injured during the fire. Everyone living in the building were able to escape safely.

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kolblh April 04 2014 at 7:23 PM

Made be proud brothers.

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dbuoni6856 April 03 2014 at 6:51 PM

So So Sad, Rest in Peace, You Deserve More. Your Our Worlds Angels

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Mary April 03 2014 at 6:00 PM

Heart Breaking.......God bless these hero's

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dnldgrywlf April 03 2014 at 5:38 PM

That's Boston Strong

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eknaysi April 03 2014 at 5:21 PM

what a sweet moment in the midst of an unbelievably sad day.

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BARB April 03 2014 at 4:44 PM

Firefighters are good people! What a thoughtful thing for them to do. God Bless them All

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donahuepapad123 April 03 2014 at 4:28 PM

i have a lot of friends and family that are either firemen or police officers , they do many great things and none of them feel they are being heros when they do ??? but if someone looks at the deeds they have done , and see this as an act of a hero ? then what harm is it that this person feels inspired or uplifted by the acts they have witnessed these people doing as thier daily job ? maybe there are different levels of heroism , and that ok . may god bless thier families and keep them close.

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lvdabears April 03 2014 at 4:22 PM

It is always good to hear that something miracles comes from such a disaster!

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FABULOUS JOHNNYG April 03 2014 at 4:11 PM

"HERO" - A MYTHOLOGICAL OR LEGENDARY FIGURE OF DIVINE DECENT ENDOWED WITH GREAT STRENGTH AND ABILITY, A WARRIOR, A MAN OR WOMEN ADMIRED FOR HIS OR HER ACHIEVEMENTS AND NOBLE QUALITIES, ONE WHO SHOW GREAT COURAGE. THEY ARE KNOWN TO COME IN ALL SIZES, SHAPES AND COLORS. THANK GOD FOR THE BLOOD OF HERO'S ....!

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Connie April 03 2014 at 4:04 PM

Unbelievable how many rabid people are posting in here! Do you even care that loved ones of these firefighters may see these posts? Fireman risk their lives every day for us and deserve every cent, every benefit and everyone's gratitude. You should all be very concerned about karma!

My prayers are with the families of both fallen firefighters. I am glad Mrs. Walsh's ring was found.

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BARB Connie April 03 2014 at 4:49 PM

Thank You! I come from a very long line of Firefighters, they (not just my kinfolk) are in a class by themselves. As you said they risk their lives daily to serve the public in some of the worst conditions imaginable. I'm proud to be a part of Fire Department family.

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Motorsports Connie April 03 2014 at 8:53 PM

Thank you.

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