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Hero's medals, portrait now at Infantry Museum
Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 3/ 5/05 | BY MICK WALSH

Posted on 03/05/2005 10:19:27 AM PST by Lexington Green

Rick Rescorla helped save thousands before losing his life at World Trade Center

In Susan Rescorla's eyes, the very traits that made her late husband a hero on 9/11 were forged on the battlefields of Vietnam almost 40 years ago.

"He was a soldier... and a warrior," she whispered, shortly after an Al Reid portrait of Rick Rescorla, an Officer Candidate School Hall of Famer who led more than 2,700 Morgan Stanley employees to safety after terrorists crashed a plane into the World Trade Center, was unveiled Thursday at the National Infantry Museum. "He made one last sweep, as he'd learned at Ia Drang, and was determined not to leave a single soldier behind."

Six Morgan Stanley security men died that day, including their chief, Rescorla.

"But if he hadn't done his job the way he did," said journalist and author Joe Galloway, "the death toll at the Trade Center would probably be twice what it is today."

Galloway, who was in town earlier this week, met Rescorla at the 1965 battle at Ia Drang. It is Rescorla, carrying a rifle with a fixed bayonet, who is pictured on the cover of Galloway's best-selling Vietnam War book, "We Were Soldiers Once... and Young."

That picture inspired Reid, a staff artist at the museum, when he was given the task of painting the portrait. "It was really a work of love," he said at the unveiling, shortly after receiving a bear hug from Susan Rescorla. "I've been working on it for a couple of months and we plan to put it on the first floor in our Global War on Terrorism exhibit."

Susan also presented the museum with a case full of Rescorla's many military medals, including the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

"About six months ago," Susan Rescorla said, "I decided that Rick's medals should be put someplace where people could see them and hear his story. And what better place than here? I always am trying to raise enough money to build a bronze statue of Rick. That, too, would go here and be moved to the new infantry museum when it is finished."

Always motivated

Because Rescorla was born in England and served in the British Army before immigrating to the United States and enlisting in the Army here, the British Broadcasting Co. sent a reporter to cover Thursday's event.

After Vietnam, where he served with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, Rescorla became a U.S. citizen.

"Rick was proud to call himself an American," Susan Rescorla said. "And I'm proud that he was, too."

One of Rescorla's oldest friends, Texan Fred McBee, said the unveiling was "one occasion I would not have missed. Rick and I were in the same writing program at the University of Oklahoma after the war. He could have been a great writer. He was good at whatever he did."

Susan Rescorla said the pain of losing her husband will never go away. But she's doing everything possible to keep his memory alive.

"I make speeches, both here and in England," she said. "I visit injured troops at Walter Reed, many of them injured in Vietnam. I've never really associated that much with the other victims of 9/11. But I have seen the pain in their eyes."

She often gives Walter Reed patients a copy of "Heart of a Soldier," a book written about Rescorla by James Stewart. And she'll give folks who donate $25 or more for the Rescorla statue a copy of the book.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; 911rescorla; 911victims; ftbenning; gnfi; hero; iadrang; joegalloway; morganstanley; museum; neverforget; rescorla; rickrescorla; weweresoldiers; wtc
Greater love hath no man.....
1 posted on 03/05/2005 10:19:27 AM PST by Lexington Green
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To: Lexington Green
Medals...honor...pride in America...

Nope, not much reminded of John Kerry. At all.

2 posted on 03/05/2005 10:23:51 AM PST by Liberator
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub

PING


3 posted on 03/05/2005 10:25:27 AM PST by kayak (Have you prayed for your President today?)
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To: Lexington Green

Thank God for the true American heroes!


4 posted on 03/05/2005 10:32:33 AM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: Lexington Green; kayak

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NEVER FORGET



For RICK RESCORLA...


...was a Soldier Once...


...and for ALL..!!!


http://www.lzxray.com



NEVER FORGET

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5 posted on 03/05/2005 11:01:47 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Lexington Green; bear11; risk

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Where RICK RESCORLA walkded in Vietnam, exactly:


http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm

(See 1st Photo - U.S. 7th Cavalry's Base Camp at An Khe-1965)

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6 posted on 03/05/2005 11:16:29 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: kayak

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911 Remembered: RICK RESCORLA was a Soldier

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/978534/posts

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7 posted on 03/05/2005 11:32:29 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Lexington Green

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The bravest man I ever knew

http://www.Freerepublic.com/forum/a3bbba50d705a.htm

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8 posted on 03/05/2005 11:47:34 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Lexington Green

bookmark


9 posted on 03/05/2005 12:28:39 PM PST by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: WFTR


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FOLLOW ME in new -Time of War- =

The Vietnam Vet / RICK RESCORLA

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/news/689782/posts

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10 posted on 03/05/2005 12:51:18 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Liberator


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Another Real Deal




HAL G. MOORE: The Legacy and Lessons of an American Warrior

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/page_left_column.php?content=show_curr_issue_0904a

http://war-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14752&page=1

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11 posted on 03/05/2005 6:58:40 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Inspirational stuff from Nam, bro. Great pics. Hal Moore...

Loved 'We Were Soldiers'. It's one of only six or so DVD movies I've actually gone out and bought.

The others are 'Braveheart,' 'Patton,' 'Saving Private Ryan,' 'Patriot,' 'Ben-Hur,' 'King of Kings,' and 'Quo Vadis.'

12 posted on 03/05/2005 7:17:08 PM PST by Liberator
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To: Liberator

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"QUO VADIS" (Where Go You?) =

Another story of COURAGE in the face of charging Lions let loose on kneeling Christians at ROME's Colesium

Another turning point in History


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13 posted on 03/05/2005 7:26:29 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Liberator

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Sacrifice is as Sacrifice does..?


MEL's -PASSION- sparked by -WE WERE SOLDIERS-

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1085111/posts

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14 posted on 03/05/2005 7:31:40 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Liberator; StarCMC; kayak; WFTR; Lexington Green

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More...


"WE WERE SOLDIERS" / Battle of IA DRANG-1965 Photos

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm

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15 posted on 03/05/2005 7:50:50 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Very cool...


16 posted on 03/05/2005 7:55:18 PM PST by Liberator
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To: Interesting Times
Rick Rescorla Ping!

Regards,

TS

17 posted on 03/05/2005 7:58:08 PM PST by The Shrew (www.swiftvets.com & www.wintersoldier.com - The Truth Shall Set YOU Free!)
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To: The Shrew
Thanks.


18 posted on 03/06/2005 2:52:25 AM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; RECON27

God Bless Rick Rescorla

Garry Owen


19 posted on 03/06/2005 2:57:12 AM PST by JoeSixPack1 (@100 mph, you have no friends.)
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To: Carl/NewsMax; Liberator; reformjoy; Lexington Green; Mia T; StarCMC; kayak; WFTR; The Shrew; ...

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...And now the FoX News Channel
has just announced this fine Sunday morning that...

...MEL's next -PASSION- will be...

...The Miracle of -FATIMA-


Portugal's Carmelite nun Sister Lucia, the last of the three children to see the Blessed Virgin at FATIMA in 1917, passed on to Heaven February 12, 2005 at age 97.

MEL visited her before she died when he gave her a private showing of his -The PASSION of the Christ-


See:


Fatima Dies Visionary at 97

http://www.Newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/2/13/193343.shtml



Praise GOD that...
LOVE is the Only Reality and that...
GOD is LOVE..?

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20 posted on 03/06/2005 10:20:11 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

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Ooop's, make that Article title:


Fatima Visionary Dies at 97

http://www.Newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/2/13/193343.shtml

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21 posted on 03/06/2005 11:13:56 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Love Bump!


22 posted on 03/06/2005 4:24:52 PM PST by reformjoy
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To: reformjoy; Lexington Green; 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Republic; Interesting Times; Liberator; ...

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The Mudville Gazette praises Lifetime Lifesaving Hero RICK RESCORLA (Great Read)

http://www.mudvillegazette.com/archives/000307.html

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23 posted on 03/06/2005 6:55:02 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ducks1944; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; TrueBeliever9; anniegetyourgun; maestro; TEXOKIE; ...
"He was a soldier... and a warrior," she whispered, shortly after an Al Reid portrait of Rick Rescorla, an Officer Candidate School Hall of Famer who led more than 2,700 Morgan Stanley employees to safety after terrorists crashed a plane into the World Trade Center, was unveiled Thursday at the National Infantry Museum. "He made one last sweep, as he'd learned at Ia Drang, and was determined not to leave a single soldier behind."

Six Morgan Stanley security men died that day, including their chief, Rescorla.

"But if he hadn't done his job the way he did," said journalist and author Joe Galloway, "the death toll at the Trade Center would probably be twice what it is today."


24 posted on 03/06/2005 7:02:48 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

bump!


25 posted on 03/06/2005 7:04:14 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


26 posted on 03/06/2005 11:07:31 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: Calpernia

Rick Rescorla bump!


27 posted on 03/07/2005 7:34:08 AM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: Calpernia


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NEVER FORGET


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28 posted on 03/12/2005 6:02:27 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Calpernia


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Help honor 911 Lifesaving Hero RICK RESCORLA-Ft. Benning GA Sculpture

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1365968/posts

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29 posted on 03/19/2005 10:53:25 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Liberator; Lexington Green; kayak; bear11; StarCMC; JLO; Interesting Times; The Shrew; WFTR; ...

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The Man Who Predicted 9/11: RICK RESCORLA, ..R.I.P.

http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

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30 posted on 02/22/2006 10:06:05 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: The Shrew; Interesting Times; Calpernia; JLO; All

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NEVER FORGET


911's...

Lifesaver RICK RESCORLA's statue joyfully unveiled - Ft. Benning GA

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1608896/posts



NEVER FORGET

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31 posted on 04/08/2006 8:29:23 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: Velveeta; firebrand; Fedora; Blurblogger; Coleus; backhoe; cyborg; wtc911; hineybona; Wuli; ...
Rick Rescorla helped save thousands before losing his life at World Trade Center

In Susan Rescorla's eyes, the very traits that made her late husband a hero on 9/11 were forged on the battlefields of Vietnam almost 40 years ago.

"He was a soldier... and a warrior," she whispered, shortly after an Al Reid portrait of Rick Rescorla, an Officer Candidate School Hall of Famer who led more than 2,700 Morgan Stanley employees to safety after terrorists crashed a plane into the World Trade Center, was unveiled Thursday at the National Infantry Museum. "He made one last sweep, as he'd learned at Ia Drang, and was determined not to leave a single soldier behind."

32 posted on 04/08/2006 9:23:28 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

bttt


33 posted on 04/08/2006 9:24:08 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia


Thanks for the ping!


34 posted on 04/08/2006 9:26:18 PM PDT by onyx (It's easier to indict a ham sandwich or Tom DeLay than it is to indict a Democrat.)
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To: Calpernia

Thanks for the ping!


35 posted on 04/08/2006 11:03:54 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: All; Lexington Green; Aquakat; mdcrandall; txradioguy; Boston; smoothsailing; fatima; freema

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NEVER FORGET

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In the Spirit of this year’s Easter Season GOOD Friday...

...MARTY INGELS & wife SHIRLEY JONES lovingly share their FAWN Park 9/11 Memorial:

http://www.shirleyjones.com

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NEVER FORGET

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36 posted on 03/21/2008 6:40:19 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Never forget,
michael w smith - ( Draw me close )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWG9-PJFcK8&mode=related&search=


37 posted on 03/21/2008 6:46:47 PM PDT by fatima
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To: All; fatima; freema

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NEVER FORGET

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RICK RESCORLA: Help Honor 911 Lifesaving Hero

http://www.ArmchairGeneral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24361

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NEVER FORGET

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38 posted on 03/21/2008 7:06:44 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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