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Bob Beckwith
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U.S. President George W. Bush speaking at Ground Zero with Beckwith beside him
Born September 21, 1933 (1933-09-21) (ageĀ 88)
Nationality American
Occupation Fireman

Bob Beckwith (born September 21, 1933) is an American firefighter. He is a former member of the New York City Fire Department.

Beckwith became well known to the United States' after he stood next to President George W. Bush as the president gave a speech at the ruins of the World Trade Center after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Photos of Beckwith and the president appeared on the front page of the New York Daily News and the cover of Time magazine.

Beckwith has met several times with President Bush since then, spoken many times in public, and acted as a fundraiser for charities.

  • WPIX Interview with Beckwith following the killing of Osama bin Laden

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