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September 10, 2003

Albany-- An Albany native is honored for his work in helping identify victims from the September 11th terrorist attacks in New York. Forensic Pathologist Michael Fowler was read a proclamation by the Albany Mayor.

On September 12, 2001, the day after the attacks, Fowler was en route to Ground Zero. His services as a Forensic Pathologist were called on to help in the painstaking process of identifying bodies.

It was a grim task that Fowler says he finds difficult to talk about, "I think it's important to know about history, but it's hard sometimes to talk about it. People don't want to talk about death. It didn't happen in Albany, but it can happen and we need to be sensitive to the people it did happen too."

Fowler says he has flashbacks of the aftermath, disturbed most by thoughts of the families who still haven't found their loved ones.

Posted at 4:15 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com