Paul Geidel was a USAF Korean War combat veteran flying 43 combat missions over North Korea as a gunner on a Douglas B-26 Invader. Following his military service, Paul joined FDNY in 1957. Paul worked throughout FDNY and spent his last 11 years with Manhattan’s infamous Rescue Co. 1. FDNY became a Geidel family tradition with all three of Paul’s sons serving as FDNY firefighters. Paul’s son, Gary, was assigned to Rescue 5 for 5 years before transferring to his Father’s former Rescue Co. 1. Gary Geidel was killed on 9/11 on Rescue Co. 1. Paul’s youngest son, Michael is currently the senior member of Rescue Co. 1. Paul worked at Ground Zero for 8 1/2 months with his two sons, Michael and Ralph, searching for their son/brother, Gary, who was never found. Paul’s last duty was serving as Board Member with the Remembrance Rescue Project.