LONG ISLAND : John Elges, 60, firefighter at Ground Zero
John Elges, a retired Long Beach volunteer fire captain and FDNY firefighter, died Sept. 15 of 9/11-related cancer after a career with three bravery citations for searching for survivors at Ground Zero.
Elges, 60, of Littleton, North Carolina, served 24 years with the New York City Fire Department before retiring in 2009. He also spent 17 years as a Long Beach ladder truck captain during that time. FDNY officials confirmed he died of a 9/11 related illness.
He was diagnosed in 2...