Description Plastic orangutan figurine belonging to Jose Juan Marrero. The figurine is orange-brown and posed in a walking position on all fours. A small baby orangutan clutches the back of the adult.
Historical Notes Native New Yorker Jose Marrero lived in Old Bridge, New Jersey. He and his wife, Jodi, had three children, and Jose also had a daughter from a previous relationship. Resuming a childhood hobby, Jose raised pigeons and planned to race them. A facilities manager at Euro Brokers, he was the fire warden for the South Tower’s 84th floor. On September 11, Jose was seen helping people evacuate. He was 32 years old.