kids encyclopedia robot

Kevin Cosgrove facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Kevin Michael Cosgrove
Kevin Cosgrove new.jpg
Kevin Michael Cosgrove

January 6, 1955
Died September 11, 2001(2001-09-11) (aged 46)
Cause of death Collapse of 2 World Trade Center (September 11 attacks)
Blunt trauma
Resting place St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Huntington, New York, U.S.
Occupation Vice President of Aon Corporation
Spouse(s) Wendy Cosgrove
Children 3

Kevin Michael Cosgrove (January 6, 1955 – September 11, 2001) was an American insurance business executive and victim of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He served as a vice president at Aon Corporation.

Cosgrove is known for the 9-1-1 call he made during his final moments, which ended with him screaming from inside the South Tower as it collapsed. The recording was used during the prosecution of Zacarias Moussaoui, the only criminal trial to result from the attacks. Cosgrove's last words made international headlines.

Cosgrove and his family lived in West Islip, New York.

September 11 attacks

Cosgrove was a vice president of claims for Aon Corporation and a fire warden for the company. According to the 9-1-1 recording played during the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, Cosgrove was located in the northwest corner of the 105th floor in the South Tower, overlooking the World Financial Center when he called 9-1-1 at 9:54 am.

Kevin Cosgrove inscribed on a bronze panel of the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan

Cosgrove told 9-1-1 dispatchers he was calling from Jonathan Ostaru's office and had two other individuals with him.

Cosgrove's remains were found in the rubble. He was buried on September 22, 2001, at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery in Huntington, New York. He was 46 years old. He was survived by his wife, Wendy Cosgrove, a schoolteacher, and his three children.

At the National 9/11 Memorial, Cosgrove is memorialized at the South Pool on Panel S-60.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Kevin Cosgrove Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.