Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2019.24.3
Dimensions: 5 ¼ in X 2 ½ in
Dimensions (Metric): 12.7 cm X 5.08 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Joseph D'Aleo
Black leather Department of Sanitation badge and medal rack with brass name plate "D'ALEO" at the bottom. Above the name plate is a gold-colored New York City Department of Sanitation badge with the number "2714." The badge includes the municipal seal in the center and printed text: "SUPERVISOR" at the top and "DEPT. OF SANITATION | THE CITY OF NEW YORK" around the seal. Attached to the rack at the top are three medal bars. The bar at the top is white with a "V" printed in gold-colored text. The second is a representation of an American flag with 13 gold stars in the field of stars on the left and three stripes on the right, two red and one white. The last bar is black with "W.T.C. | D.S.N.Y. | 9/11/01" in gold-colored text.
Joseph D'Aleo was a supervisor with the New York City Department of Sanitation on September 11, 2001. He witnessed the event and assisted throughout the duration of the recovery period at Ground Zero. He later suffered from multiple 9/11-related health issues.