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Boiling Springs man made up heroic tale as 9/11 NYC firefighter

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A heroic tale made up by a Boiling Springs man was made up, the Spartanburg Herald-Journal reported Tuesday, and the Associated Press picked up today.

Jordan Liflander, according to the report, dressed in a uniform with a FDNY patch and was one of a number of speakers at the Wofford College event. Liflander said he retired as a captain of Ladder Company 133 and that he attended 47 funerals in three weeks for those who died in the terrorist attacks.

Liflander told the story at a 9/11 ceremony last year about his role as a New York City firefighter.

No one named Jordan Liflander has ever served with the department, according to Frank Dwyer, of the NYFD city's media office.

Liflander says he got caught up in the moment and tried to represent views of New Yorkers.

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