Battalion 44

HISTORY

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THE RIG

MEDALS

Battalion Chief Frank T. Tuttlemondo was posthumously awarded the Thomas E. Crimmins Medal. <Click for PDF article>

Fireman Thomas Yasvin, Jr. was awarded the ? Medal. <Click for PDF article>

MEMBERS

CHIEFS ( ** denotes Batt Commander)
Name Assigned
David J. Thomas                ** 1898
John J. Farrell 08/26/1905
John J. Donohue 10/01/1907
Timothy J. McAuliffe 01/01/1910
William Clark 06/03/1910
Owen McKernan 12/01/1910
John Davin 2nd 06/20/1911
Elmer Mustard      (Became COD) 08/01/1919
Albert Reid 01/01/1925
Michael Shanahan 05/16/1925
Arthur B. Wright 05/16/1925
Samuel M. Rehfield 02/01/1927
James A. Quinn 06/06/1927
William R. Lanahan 06/04/1928
Frederick S. Kuhle 10/08/1928
Peter E. Costello 01/01/1930
Herbert J. Downward
03/01/1933
Joseph B. Williams
10/01/1937
Harold V. Kinney
10/01/1937
Albert E. Robertson 12/28/1938
James M. Dunleavy 07/01/1942
Frederick J. Widmayer 02/01/1943
Joseph D. Ober 06/01/1944
Frederick T. Myer 08/11/1945
Michael J. Beilman 09/01/1946
Thomas J. Lyons 09/01/1946
Eugene G. Dowd     (5-5-5-5) 06/01/1948
Walter H. Fricke 07/02/1949
Samuel Hauser 10/16/1950
David M. McConnell 01/01/1953
Emanuel Fried 07/16/1954
Patrick E. Conlisk 05/16/1955
John Burkitt 10/16/1956
Frank V. Benda 02/22/1957
Isaac Feldman 02/22/1957
James F. Maloney Jr. 02/22/1957
Maurice Ratner 02/22/1957
Edward J. Kane 04/16/1957
James Love 04/16/1957
Carmine D�Angelis 06/01/1957
Oscar Winegar 07/05/1958
Louis Blumstein 05/02/1959
Lucien P. Imundi 05/09/1959
William A. Shaw 08/08/1959
William H. Kalletta 01/22/1960
Allen D. Hay     <click here to read WWII POW Story> 10/29/1960
Albert J. Sileo 12/24/1960
Thomas F. Murphy 04/07/1962
Frank Nasta
10/01/1962
Frank Fisher Jr.                 ** 11/10/1962
Emil F. Wield 01/01/1963
Benjamin Aaronson 06/16/1963
Thomas H. McGrath 08/17/1963
Francis P. McCormick 01/07/1964
Charles Stone 02/15/1964
Sidney Schlosberg 04/10/1964
Arthur J. O�Connor 04/20/1965
James F. McAuley 10/29/1966
Daniel F. Melia 12/27/1967
Joseph R. Viggiano 03/08/1969
Orlence D. Orvis                ** 12/26/1970
Michael J. Kearney 02/05/1972
James A.P. Quealy 09/02/1972
Leo Christ                          ** 09/16/1972
Frank T. Tuttlemondo    (5-5-5-5) 03/30/1974
George E. Gorman 12/06/1975
Brian J. Clinton                   ** 02/14/1976
Patrick J. Cawley 11/11/1978
Francis M. Clarke 11/11/1978
Harold E. Coughlin 08/11/1979
Lawrence P. Bradley 09/20/1980
William F. Biesty 05/15/1982
Henry E. Kohnken 12/08/1984
John J. Doherty 08/01/1987
Joseph N. Brocco               ** 10/24/1987
Richard J. Fanning              **  05/19/1990
James E. McKenna             ** 05/25/1991
Thomas Galvin                    ** 10/30/1993
Robert Brown 07/22/1995
John Ievolo 04/13/1996
Kevin Scanlon                     ** 11/02/1996
William Gillespe 06/19/2000
James Donohue 04/12/2003
James Daly Jr. 04/12/2003
James Montgomery             ** 09/17/2003
James McNally                   ** 09/17/2003
John Postell 02/14/2004
Ronald Boyce 10/01/2005
Edward Ferrier
Patrick Horne
Richard Portello
09/29/2012
Michael J. Lee
03/26/2016
FIREFIGHTERS
Name Assigned
Eugene J. Fallon 08/19/1911
Thomas Yasvin Jr. 03/24/1938
Eugene A. Karl 09/16/1942
Ewald Matutat 06/01/1944
John A. Lund 08/15/1945
William A. Keeler 09/01/1946
John J. Condon Jr. 01/01/1947
Eugene P. Scott 07/01/1948
Leon A. Chikofsky 10/16/1950
Victor M. Vitale 03/01/1953
Robert A.T. Strasser 06/17/1953
Peter Guzy 07/16/1954
Herbert Diamond 05/15/1955
John P. Campbell 11/01/1956
Guy V. Avezzano 06/16/1957
Alfred Jacobs 07/19/1958
William E. Mulligan 08/15/1959
James E. Killen 11/19/1960
George W. Carson 12/31/1960
Vincent P. Fineo 01/01/1962
Frank J. Hines 03/09/1964
Edward J. Lawson 04/28/1965
Martin J. Dolan 04/27/1967
Seymour Schenker 03/22/1969
Ralph S. Andaloro 11/01/1969
Vincent T. Desanno 03/04/1972
Daniel J. Hughes 12/09/1972
Rudolph Paulovich 05/11/1974
William E. Rossiter, Jr. 05/25/1974
Robert C. Johnson 12/20/1975
Louis Augier 02/23/1981
Thomas J. Manella 01/26/1985
James R. Katen 08/17/1991
Ricardo D. McFarlane 08/17/1991
Jerry Morrissey
Brian Griffin
Brian Ricker