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Blair Calls For Posthumous Medal For 9-11 Hero - Rick Rescorla
News Telegraph ^ | 05/21/05

Posted on 05/21/2005 10:55:02 AM PDT by Lexington Green

Tony Blair has backed calls for a posthumous honour for a British-born hero of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York, it has emerged.

Rick Rescorla served in Vietnam Rick Rescorla, 62, was head of security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter when two hijacked airliners hit the World Trade Centre in 2001.

He died after helping save 2,700 people by making sure they left the South Tower before it collapsed. His body has never been found.

Originally from Hayle, west Cornwall, Mr Rescorla was granted US citizenship in the late 1960s and served in Vietnam.

In 2002 he was turned down for a UK gallantry award because he did not meet the criteria, but now the Prime Minister has supported the campaign to have his courage recognised in the United States.

In a letter to Cornish Lib Dem MP Andrew George, Mr Blair wrote: "You may be aware that there has been a campaign in the US to secure a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom for Mr Rescorla.

"It appears that no medal has yet been awarded, but we are trying to find out the current position from the US administration.

"If the award is to be made, I believe this would be the most appropriate way to recognise Mr Rescorla's bravery. However, I will certainly see that the matter continues to be fully considered."

Mr George, whose St Ives constituency includes Hayle, welcomed the Prime Minister's response.

But he said: "Frankly it is shameful that we are now nearly four years on from the terrible event itself and Rick Rescorla has not received, posthumously, what all


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; cary; presidentialmedal; rescorla; wtc
Fine, Tony. Rescorla deserves it. But why hasn't England Knighted Rescorla? He was the very epitome of a knight. He lived by the honorable code - He slew dragons on many battlefields. He rescued thousands of damsels in distress.

If that ain't a Knight, what is? Elton John?

1 posted on 05/21/2005 10:55:03 AM PDT by Lexington Green
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To: Lexington Green

Well deserved and about time...good on Blair...


2 posted on 05/21/2005 10:56:50 AM PDT by joesnuffy (The generation that survived the depression and won WW2 proved poverty does not cause crime)
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Ping!


3 posted on 05/21/2005 10:57:38 AM PDT by TomServo ("Meanwhile, at Jackie Chan Technical College...")
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To: Lexington Green
If that ain't a Knight, what is? Elton John?

Eeeeuuuuuuuu ...

4 posted on 05/21/2005 11:01:39 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Lexington Green

well we know Elton loves to swordfight!!

ba dum bum!!


5 posted on 05/21/2005 11:05:08 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (I joined the EEEVVIILLLL Sam's Club on Friday, April 22nd, 2005.....)
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To: Lexington Green
When you read the bio and war history of this man, you realize he is especially remarkable. His leadership saved many a troop in Vietnam as well as on 911. It seems he probably would have made it out of the tower except for one stubborn Senior Executive of his company.
6 posted on 05/21/2005 11:15:17 AM PDT by RAY (They that do right are all heroes!)
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To: RAY; Lexington Green; Laura_Ingraham; Rush Limbaugh; Sean Hannity; TomServo; billoreilly; RonDog; ..


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RICK RESCORLA: Help honor 911 Lifesaving Hero:

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


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7 posted on 05/21/2005 11:34:04 AM 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: RAY; Lexington Green

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The warnings of lifetime lifesaving Hero RICK RESORLA live on thru his now widowed wife, Mrs. SUSAN RESCORLA, in her outstanding Radio/TV Interviews:


See: http://www.RickRescorla.com

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8 posted on 05/21/2005 11:41:13 AM 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: Lexington Green
Better question is, why hasn't the US honored a man that saved 2,700 lives that day? If they have, I withdraw my question, but I haven't heard anything about it. I believe he was highly decorated for his Vietnam service too.
9 posted on 05/21/2005 11:45:22 AM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: Lexington Green

"Fine, Tony. Rescorla deserves it. But why hasn't England Knighted Rescorla? He was the very epitome of a knight. He lived by the honorable code - He slew dragons on many battlefields. He rescued thousands of damsels in distress."

Yup. He did a great job getting all his people out. When the Port Authority was telling tower 2 people over the pa system to stay in their offices after the 1st tower was hit, he ignored them and made everyone evacuate. Given how many people on other floors listened and stayed put, only to die when the 2nd plane hit, his actions no doubt saved hundreds of lives.


10 posted on 05/21/2005 11:46:12 AM PDT by MonaMars
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To: RAY

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Where RICK RESCORLA walked in Vietnam, exactly:


http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_set1.htm
(See 1st Photo)

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11 posted on 05/21/2005 12:04:37 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

RONNIE,
Always nice to see you posting about this great man!


12 posted on 05/21/2005 12:15:18 PM PDT by Keyga8tor
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To: MonaMars; Keyga8tor

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RICK RESCORLA saved 100's of lives during the Battle of the IA DRANG Valley in 1965.



RICK RESCORLA saved 1,000's of lives at the World Trade Center during the 1993 Terrorist Bombing and then again during the 2001 Terrorist Air Strikes.


RICK RESCORLA continues to inspire others BY EXAMPLE every single day.


What better place for an inspiring new Bronze RICK RESCORLA Statue leading the way at the entrance to the National Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning GA..? And then the new National Infantry Museum upon its completion..?


See: http://www.RickRescorla.com

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13 posted on 05/21/2005 12:29:31 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; Lexington Green; The Sailor; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; Defender2; Blue Scourge; ...
ALOHA RONNIE Guyer-Vet/Battle of IA DRANG-1965
asks that we sign this Petition for Tower 2 Lifesaver ..RICK RESCORLA


RICK RESCORLA's Picture graces the Cover of ALOHA RONNIE's Commanding Officer
Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE's Bestselling Book about the Battle of IA DRANG-1965
where RICK's heroism is highlighted on -35- different pages..!


Click Here to sign the petition.

Petition to the President of the United States to bestow America's Medal of Freedom Award on New York City's Tower 2 Lifesaver Hero ..RICK RESCORLA..
ON SEPT 11TH IN SPITE OF BEING TOLD HIS BUILDING WAS NOT IN DANGER, HE IMPLEMENTED THE EVACUATION PLAN HE HAD DEVELOPED FOR HIS FIRM, MORGAN STANLEY. AS A DIRECT RESULT OF HIS EFFORTS THAT DAY AND HIS QUICK ACTION, OVER 2,600 EMPLOYEES WERE SAVED. MR. RESCORLA WAS LAST SEEN GOING UP TO RESCUE PEOPLE WHO WERE UNABLE TO GET DOWN.
HIS ACTIONS REFLECT THE VERY BEST ABOUT AMERICA,
ITS CITIZENS AND ITS DREAMS.

14 posted on 05/21/2005 12:36:47 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub


15 posted on 05/21/2005 12:39:28 PM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Lexington Green
"Fine, Tony. Rescorla deserves it. But why hasn't England Knighted Rescorla? He was the very epitome of a knight. He lived by the honorable code - He slew dragons on many battlefields. He rescued thousands of damsels in distress.

If that ain't a Knight, what is? Elton John?"

Because Knighthoods are never given posthumously. In fact the insignia of knighthoods are returned after death to the Crown. However. Mr. Rescola is deserving of a George Cross, the Crown's highest decoration for civilian bravery.

It is given for: "acts of conspicuous gallantry performed by men or women when not in the face of the enemy".

A GC takes precedence over a mere knighthood anyway.

http://www.gc-database.co.uk/

16 posted on 05/21/2005 12:39:55 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Who Dey! Who Dey! Who Dey Think Gonna Beat Dem Bengals!)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

done!


17 posted on 05/21/2005 12:39:56 PM PDT by cyborg (Serving fresh, hot Anti-opus since 18 April 2005)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

On board.


18 posted on 05/21/2005 12:42:41 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but recently have come to my senses.)
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To: Lexington Green

"In a letter to Cornish Lib Dem MP Andrew George, Mr Blair wrote: "You may be aware that there has been a campaign in the US to secure a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom for Mr Rescorla.

"It appears that no medal has yet been awarded, but we are trying to find out the current position from the US administration."

Americans have spoken, but the DC crowd is to "busy" to honor A Brother.





19 posted on 05/21/2005 12:44:17 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Never Forget)
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To: Lexington Green; ALOHA RONNIE

Bump for a humble Hero.


20 posted on 05/21/2005 12:53:35 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (If you must filibuster, let the Constitution do the talkin')
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

ALOHA RONNIE, thank you, Sir - and all like you!


21 posted on 05/21/2005 12:54:03 PM PDT by RAY (They that do right are all heroes!)
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To: Lexington Green
But he said: "Frankly it is shameful that we are now nearly four years on from the terrible event itself and Rick Rescorla has not received, posthumously, what all who know about his case believe he richly deserves."
22 posted on 05/21/2005 1:18:51 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (No good deed goes unpunished.)
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To: Lexington Green; ALOHA RONNIE

BUMP;BUMP...Thanks.


23 posted on 05/21/2005 1:29:58 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Signed.


24 posted on 05/21/2005 3:34:08 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ www.ProudPatriots.org ~ next campaign is Operation 4th of July~)
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To: Keyga8tor


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GARRY OWEN, Sir
(A U.S. 7th Cavalry Salute 2-U)

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25 posted on 05/21/2005 4:22:50 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: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub


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GARRY OWEN, Sir
(A U.S. 7th Cavalry Salute 2-U)


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26 posted on 05/21/2005 4:24:58 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: Lexington Green

BUMP


27 posted on 05/21/2005 4:25:11 PM PDT by Rise of South Park Republicans (The Founding Fathers wanted disagreements as long as we all agree America kicks as* - Eric Cartman)
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To: BIGLOOK


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GARRY OWEN, Sir
(A U.S. 7th Cavalry Salute 2-U)


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28 posted on 05/21/2005 4:26:34 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

Don't call me Sir......I work for a living!


29 posted on 05/21/2005 4:28:25 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but recently have come to my senses.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska


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GARRY OWEN, Sir
(A U.S. 7th Cavalry Salute 2-U)


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30 posted on 05/21/2005 4:30:18 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: BIGLOOK


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AMERICA, such a Wonderful Country.


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31 posted on 05/21/2005 4:36:40 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
The "Lost Platoon"; Ia Drang.

We were briefed on the battle when I arrived. Background.

Send you a note.

32 posted on 05/21/2005 4:43:16 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (I once opposed keelhauling but recently have come to my senses.)
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To: Lexington Green

33 posted on 05/21/2005 5:31:11 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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Rick Rescorla

A great battle shot.

No sleep for 48 hours.

Grimy, unshaven, filthy uniform.

Canteens loose, dogtags hanging out, pocket unbuttoned, helmet strap hanging.

No insignia of rank, sleeves up.

Dirty fingernails.

His bayonet is fixed; trigger finger alert and ready for action.


Lt. Rick Rescorla, Platoon Leader, B Co 2/7 Cav in Bayonet Attack on the morning of 16 Nov 1965.

Photo by Peter Arnett

34 posted on 05/21/2005 5:35:38 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia
Rick Rescorla - Battle of the Ia Drang - Viet Nam - 1965

My husband, Rick Rescorla, was one of the 3,000 Americans murdered by terrorists on 9/11/01. Rick was Vice President of Security for Morgan-Stanley/Dean-Witter, the largest tenant in the World Trade Center. His heroic actions on the day of the attack, along with his extraordinary foresight and preparation, saved the lives of 2,700 people. His story has been told on television and radio - in newspapers and magazines - and in the book Heart Of A Soldier, by Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart. Rick is also on the cover of another book, We Were Soldiers Once... And Young, written by General Hal Moore and Joseph Galloway. You see, 9-11 was not the first time Rick had distinguished himself. 9-11 was just the last heroic chapter of his heroic life.

I am so very proud to have had him in my life. I want so to have his legacy live on. Two years ago Rick's friends and I decided to establish The Richard C. Rescorla Memorial Foundation in Rick's memory, to keep present the magnitude of Rick's life and to promote the virtues Rick lived by – duty, honor, and courage.

Our first project is to erect a life-size bronze statue of Rick at the new National Infantry Museum to be built at Ft. Benning, Georgia. We have commissioned a prominent sculptor, Edward Hlavka, to create this work. The bronze will take a year to cast and will cost approximately $100,000. We have already raised a third of the monies. We need the rest, and are appealing to all those who would like to see a true American hero have this honor.

We are a non-profit foundation. All contributions will be tax deductible. Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Susan Rescorla

35 posted on 05/21/2005 5:44:03 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Calpernia


36 posted on 05/21/2005 5:45:42 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Interesting Times

Rick Rescorla Ping!


37 posted on 05/21/2005 5:46:21 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.swiftvets.com & www.wintersoldier.com - The Truth Shall Set YOU Free!)
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To: ducks1944; Ragtime Cowgirl; Alamo-Girl; TrueBeliever9; anniegetyourgun; maestro; TEXOKIE; ...
Rick Rescorla served in Vietnam Rick Rescorla, 62, was head of security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter when two hijacked airliners hit the World Trade Centre in 2001.

He died after helping save 2,700 people by making sure they left the South Tower before it collapsed. His body has never been found.


38 posted on 05/21/2005 5:56:26 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

Bump!


39 posted on 05/21/2005 8:42:22 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Lexington Green

This is way overdue. This man was a true knight of the highest order. His widow has been on New York talk shows and his story is incredible.


40 posted on 05/21/2005 8:46:38 PM PDT by earlyamerican
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To: Calpernia
Rick Rescorla was a brave man and he deserves to be honored. He saved many lives while sacrificing his own....Greater love hath no man....


41 posted on 05/21/2005 9:12:01 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Tell Senators to stop judicial filibuster....using FREE number: 1-877-762-8762)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

''Knighthoods are never given posthumously. In fact the insignia of knighthoods are returned after death to the Crown. However. Mr. Rescola is deserving of a George Cross, the Crown's highest decoration for civilian bravery.

It is given for: "acts of conspicuous gallantry performed by men or women when not in the face of the enemy".

A GC takes precedence over a mere knighthood anyway.''

Thanks for this info.


42 posted on 05/22/2005 7:54:46 AM PDT by Lexington Green (Politician - Lawyer - Journalist.... when you lie for a living)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

tonk bump


43 posted on 05/22/2005 1:59:43 PM PDT by bitt ("There are troubling signs Bush doesn't care about winning a third term." (JH2))
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To: marblehead17

ping


44 posted on 06/27/2005 9:18:53 PM PDT by marblehead17 (I love it when a pn comes together.)
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To: RAY; All

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

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


5th Anniversary TV Coverage - The History Channel

8pm
September 11th, 2006

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45 posted on 04/08/2006 3:14:40 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: All; Lexington Green

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NEVER FORGET

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The Murderer of 9/11 Lifesaver of 1,000’s and of many at our “WE WERE SOLDIERS” Battle of IA DRANG-1965 .. one RICK RESCORLA.. is now dead..!!!

http://www.RickRescorla.com

http://www.lzxray.com

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

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NEVER FORGET

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46 posted on 05/02/2011 2:05:56 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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