Welles Crowther Firefighter

Welles Remy Crowther (May 17, 1977 – September 11, 2001) is best known for saving at least a dozen lives during the September 11 attacks in New York City. Crowther, the eldest of three children, was born in New York City, New York, on May 17, 1977 at Lying-In Hospital. He attended Nyack High School where he was an honor roll student and later attended Boston College, where he earned a B.A. in economics in 1999. One of his prized possessions, which he carried everywhere, was a red bandana given to him by his father. He played a number of sports including lacrosse, ice hockey, and soccer. Crowther was also camper at Camp Becket YMCA in Becket, Massachusetts, a boy scout in his youth and a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Nyack, New York. Crowther worked for Sandler O'Neill and Partners on the 104th floor of the South Tower. Witnesses report that after the plane hit, Crowther, with a red bandanna covering his mouth and nose to protect him from debris, reentered the building at least three times to rescue people. He is directly responsible for saving the lives of at least 12 people.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 17th, 1977
United States of America
Date of death
September 11th, 2001 at age of 24


1. Boston College Colleges/University

Boston College (BC) is a private Jesuit research university located in the village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA. It has 9,200 full-time undergraduates and almost 5,000 graduate students. The college's name reflects the university's early history as a liberal arts college and preparatory school in Boston's South End. It is a member of the 568 Group and the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Its main campus is a historic district and features some of the earliest examples of collegiate gothic architecture in North America.

Institution info

Type Private university
2013. 1.9 bil. $
2010. 1.65 bil. $
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140 Commonwealth Ave, 02467 - Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
2013. 9,100
2010. 9,895
2009. 9,836
2013. 4,700
2010. 4,973
Acceptance rate
2013. 32.0 %
2010. 28.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 44.9 K $
2010. 39.9 K $
Official web page www.bc.edu
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People attended Boston College connected by profession and/or age

b. 1979., American Football Defensive tackle
b. 1980., Professional Ice hockey Player
b. 1978., Professional Ice hockey Player
b. 1981., Professional Ice hockey Player
b. 1978., Heavy metal Artist
b. 1973., Politician
b. 1982., American Football Guard
b. 1973., American Football Guard

2. Nyack High School High school

Nyack High School is a secondary school serving parts of the Town of Orangetown and Town of Clarkstown, New York, United States. The old Nyack High School is now part of BOCES and the New Nyack High School is located just down the road at the corner of Christian Herald Road and Highland Avenue (U.S. Route 9W).

Type High school
360 Christian Herald Road, 10960 - Upper Nyack, New York
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People attended Nyack High School connected by profession and/or age

b. 1882., Painting Artist
b. 1942., Soccer Player
b. 1977.


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