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File-This undated file photo provided by Arthur O'Brien shows his grandfather Thomas O'Brien in his fireman's uniform after he joined the FDNY in 1917. O'Brien died on Oct. 27, 1938 after returning to the firehouse from fighting a Manhattan fire, but he was never recognized for dying in the line of duty. New York City will add O'Brien's to the Fire Department of New York's memorial wall, ending a years-long struggle by his descendants who insisted his death was due to an injury he sustained while battling the blaze. (Courtesy of Arthur O'Brien via AP, File)

File-This undated file photo provided by Arthur O'Brien shows his grandfather Thomas O'Brien in his fireman's uniform after he joined the FDNY in 1917. O'Brien died on Oct. 27, 1938 after returning to the firehouse from fighting a Manhattan fire, but he was never recognized for dying in the line of duty. New York City will add O'Brien's to the Fire Department of New York's memorial wall, ending a years-long struggle by his descendants who insisted his death was due to an injury he sustained while battling the blaze. (Courtesy of Arthur O'Brien via AP, File)

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