Letter to the Editor: Leggio needs a memorial scholarship too

Northeast News
July 27, 2016

Dear Editor,

On October 12, 2015, my two friends Larry Leggio and John Mesh were killed fighting a fire on Independence Ave. and Prospect. A Memorial Scholarship was set up for John Mesh. I also believe that a Memorial Scholarship should be set up in memory of Larry Leggio.

Larry was an outstanding man who loved to go bike riding with his friends, and loved to go to sporting events like Royals and Chiefs games as well. But Larry Leggio’s passion was being a firefighter, just like his father, the late Angelo Leggio. Larry always wanted to be like his father. Larry joined the fire service in May of 1998. As a firefighter he was assigned to Fire Station #23 on C Shift, on Hook and Ladder #10. Later on during his career in the fire service, he was promoted to Fire Apparatus Operator (FAO) and worked on Truck #2, nicknamed ‘The Deuce’, after the station Larry was assigned to work at.

A Memorial Scholarship in Larry’s honor would be a fitting tribute. I haven’t talked to the firefighters at Station #17, the station that Larry was assigned to. If this Memorial Scholarship does come about, though, I am in with the men of Station #17 all the way. I will give a sum of money; not much, but I will donate what I can. I just feel like it should be looked into by all the firefighting force, and the firefighter’s Local #42 as well.

“Walking” Charlie Aiello

Firefighter/paramedic’s friend

Northeast KC

Comments are closed.

  • Letter To The Editor:

    July 26th, 2017

    Free concert attendees were loud throughout Recently you advertised for a free concert at the Kansas City Museum. It’s gotten […]

    Letter to the Editor: Response to article on the audit of the IACID

    May 10th, 2017

    Northeast News May 10, 2017 To the Editor: Finally, someone followed up on the concerns about the Independence Avenue CID […]

    Letter to the Editor: League of Women Voters rejects Missouri charter school bill

    April 5th, 2017

    Northeast News April 5, 2017 Dear Editor, HB 634 will allow charter schools to be operated in any school district […]

    Letter to the Editor: GO Bond, A Modest Proposal

    March 8th, 2017

    Northeast News March 8, 2017 Northeast residents are familiar with the epidemic of trash confronting many of our neighborhoods. Yet, […]

    Letter to the Editor: HNE residents fight to overturn the City Council decision to allow KCU to walk all over our neighborhood

    March 8th, 2017

    Northeast News March 8, 2017 Dear Editor, Following the Kansas City MO City Council vote last week to advance the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Heartland Tree Alliance

    February 8th, 2017

    Northeast News February 8, 2017 We are working hard in the NE, going door to door in residential areas within […]

    Letter to the Editor: Manny Abarca speaks out

    February 1st, 2017

    Northeast News February 1, 2017 Our new President signed executive orders to move forward with the construction of an estimated […]

    Councilman Lucas responds to Northeast News G.O. Bond editorial

    January 19th, 2017

    Northeast News January 19, 2017 KANSAS CITY, Missouri – As the wide-ranging debate regarding the proposed $800 million General Obligation […]

    Letter to the Editor: Saint Francis improving in the Northeast

    December 14th, 2016

    Northeast News December 14, 2016 Letter to the Editor (regarding the Saint Francis Apartments), Saint Francis came to the Northeast […]

    Letter to the Editor: Correction to past postcard

    December 14th, 2016

    Dear Editor, In the Historic Northeast Postcard Section of the Northeast News dated November 30, 2016 was the article on […]

  • What’s Happening

    Independence Avenue CID

    Independence Avenue CID

    Phantastics perform at Kansas City Museum; prelude to eclipse

    Northeast News Hundreds of local residents came out to the Kansas City Museum (3218 Gladstone) on Friday, August 11, for […]

  • Local Weather