In this undated photo provided by the City of Greensboro Fire Department Support Services, Greensboro firefighter Capt. William Caviness poses for a photo. Caviness collapsed 500 yards from the Chicago Marathon's finish line Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. Paramedics were able to get his heart beating again, but he was pronounced dead shortly after. (AP Photo/City of Greensboro Fire Department Support Services)
Will Caviness passed away 312 days from the day he was promoted to fire captain on December 1, 2010. This was the same day that his second child, daughter Caroline, was born. It's interesting to note that the 312th day in non-leap years is always 11/08 which is the Divine Conception day of our Lord God Jesus Christ in the womb of the most Blessed Virgin Mary in 7 BC - this according to Dean Fagerstrom's "The Book of Anglion".
11/08 is also my wife's birthday and 28 cycles of 312 days prior to 20111009 - the day of the Chicago Marathon - brings us back to her 28th birthday.
December 1st is always 23 "I (9) Am (14)" + 89 "Prime of Leo (356)" days from August 11th, the Divine Birth of our Lord God Jesus Christ (6 BC).
The first link is to Mark Konkol's article in this morning's Chicago Suntimes entitled "One Of Us". It's a real tear jerker. Mark is a Pulizter Prize winning columnist. He really struck a nerve that touches that "ground zero" area in our hearts.
BTW, 312 is the area code for "gound zero" for the "Great Chicago Fire" of 1871 - ie. the loop and downtown where the Chicago Marathon begins and ends. October 9, 2011 was the 140th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire which began on October 8th in 1871 and ended at midnight of October 9th.