Skip to comments.The last man standing (World Trade Center survivor finishes his story)
Posted on 06/09/2005 3:27:28 AM PDT by Critical Bill
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the conclusion of the two-part story of a Canadian man's escape from the South Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
The story so far: Hamilton, Ont.-born Ron DiFrancesco, 41, was working on the 84th floor of the World Trade Center's South Tower when it was struck at 9:03 a.m. by al-Qaida terrorists who had turned a commercial airliner into a suicide bomb. He began down stairwell A with some co-workers from Euro Brokers, then after encountering heavy smoke, he ascended to the 91st floor in search of a safe place from which to be rescued. Unable to breach any of the stairwell's fire doors, he started down again, only to stop on a smoky landing in the impact zone.
(Excerpt) Read more at canada.com ...
They hold no "ill-will" toward the perpetrators.
I have often looked at those poor souls leaning out of the windows, wondering what I would have done:
1) Sat there and waited for help
2) Jump when it seemed hopeless
3) Braved the core of the building.
I hope I never find out.
They seem to be pacifists, if that is the correct word.
As tho that will will somehow protect them from???????????
To this day the mere sight of a picture from 9-11 fills me with fury.
These personal accounts dont get any easier to read although time has passed.
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