Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2021.6.2
Dimensions: 12 ¾ in X 3 ½ in X 3 ¼ in
Dimensions (Metric): 30.48 cm X 7.62 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Gift of fiancé Gina Pinos, and son Justin Benitez, in loving memory of our Jimmy
DescriptionPair of black leather mens dress shoes belonging to James Nicholas Pappageorge. The shoes are worn and dirty. "JNP | 3322" is written in black marker on the inside of the shoe.
James Pappageorge grew up in Queens. He lived in Yonkers, New York, with his fiancée, Gina, and her son, whom he coached in sports. A former emergency medical technician, James kept a full medical kit in his white Mustang. He joined FDNY Engine Company 23 in July 2001 and continued to work as a paramedic. On September 11, Firefighter Pappageorge responded to the World Trade Center. He was 29 years old.