Plaque Unveiled Honoring FDNY Marine Killed In Afghanistan

Firefighter Christopher Slutman, also a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marines, was one of the three killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan in 2019.

Video Transcript

- There was a touching tribute in the Bronx to honor a hero firefighter killed serving our country. A plaque was dedicated at engine 46, ladder 27, in the Claremont section. Firefighter Christopher Slutman, who was also a Staff Sergeant in the US Marines, was one of three Marines killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan in 2019. Slutman's wife, Shannon, and their three girls attended today's ceremony, thanking the FDNY and the Marines for supporting the family.

SHANNON SLUTMAN: You walked in on our worst day and in your own words, Joe, wherever you are, you took away some of the crisis, some of the worry, and you made things better. Many of you that are sitting here have scars on your hearts that don't ever heal. And we thank you for being here. And we thank you for everything that you do for our country every day.

- Slutman joined the FDNY in 2003. In 2014, he was honored for bravery after rescuing someone from a fire.