Engine 242 Hosts Farewell Breakfast for General Horst

May 25, 2011 Denise Romano
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Bay Ridge was thescene of a farewell breakfast for a major general heading fromWashington, D.C., to Florida.

About 50 New YorkCity firefighters and a dozen military personnel hosted the eventfor Major General Karl Horst on Friday May 20th atEngine Company 242, Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street.

Horst, who wasstationed in active command in Washington, D.C., will most likelygo to Afghanistan after his stint in the Sunshine State.

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Howard Dunn, a memberof Amity Post American Legion 791 who attended the breakfast, saida plethora of awards were presented to various ex-prisoners of warand the general himself.

“The general wasquite a gentleman – he thanked everyone for their service during9/11 and afterwards, and said he appreciates everything thatveterans do,” Dunn said, added that Horst was given a plaque forhis service and he personally presented him with a Wounded Warriort-shirt.

Dunn added, Thefiremen cooked up a good breakfast and there was lots of goodcomradeship. It was a beautiful feast they put on.”Dunn will be paying another visit to Engine 242 on Memorial Day at8:30 a.m., when the FDNY will share breakfast and talk withveterans groups.

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