Barry Donadio, a TWA Flight 800 First Responder will have a memorial hospitality suite in New York that will be open to the public. The purpose will be to remember the victims of the TWA Flight 800 crash.
Mr. Donadio will also be conducting a book signing of the book he authored, "TWA Flight 800 First Responder Witness Account". The book was released in September 2013 and has sparked interest in the cause of the crash. In the book, he describes his account of the events that unfolded during the rescue operations.
He plans to participate in discussions regarding his book and any questions the public may have regarding his account of the TWA Flight 800 tragedy. He is the only person that has written a book about the event that was actually on the scene during the night of the crash.
Mr. Donadio was one of the first responding Emergency Medical Technicians on the night of the crash on July 17th 1996. In 1990, he originally served in New York as a Volunteer Firefighter with the Terryville Fire Department. After moving out of Terryville Fire District, he served in the Center Moriches Fire Department. In 1996, he was a 25 year old member of the East Moriches Community Ambulance, serving as a Volunteer EMT when the crash occurred. In 2002, he took a position at the White House in the U.S. Secret Service. He served on the elite Secret Service Emergency Response Team (ERT) under the Bush and Obama administrations. In 2014 he was elected to the Queen Anne's County Republican Central Committee in Maryland. He is currently the President of a unique private security and investigation firm that specializes in executive protection called Public Security LLC.
The public is welcome to attend the book signing, moment of silence and remembering all those who perished on TWA Flight 800.
The event is scheduled to be held on July 16th 2016 from 6pm to 9pm at the Clarion Hotel, 3845 Veterans Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779. The room number will be announced at a later date.
The following day, is the 20 year anniversary of the TWA Flight 800 crash. Mr. Donadio will be attending events remembering victims of the crash. Monitor the TWA Flight 800 Book Signing Facebook event page for updates.