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Funeral held in Massapequa for 9/11 hero Charles Afanasewicz

The Vietnam War veteran served as a sergeant in the NYPD's Harbor Unit for 40 years.

News 12 Staff

Jul 10, 2023, 9:48 AM

Updated 374 days ago

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A final farewell was held today for a fallen Sept. 11 first responder from Massapequa Park.
Family and friends gathered this morning to remember Charles Afanasewicz.
The Vietnam War veteran served as a sergeant in the NYPD's Harbor Unit for 40 years.
Afanasewicz bravely helped victims evacuate from lower Manhattan on Sept. 11 in what became known as the 9/11 boat lift.
Afanasewicz died on July 4 from cancer.
His funeral was held at St. Rose of Lima Church in Massapequa.  


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