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The last man standing (World Trade Center survivor finishes his story)
starphoenix ^ | Monday, June 06, 2005 | Andrew Duffy

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: sept11; turass; wtc

1 posted on 06/09/2005 3:27:28 AM PDT by Critical Bill
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To: Critical Bill

They hold no "ill-will" toward the perpetrators.

---shakes head----


2 posted on 06/09/2005 3:41:41 AM PDT by GOP_Proud (...stumbling across Bill Bennett on the radio is like bumping into Socrates at Starbucks.-K.Parker)
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To: Critical Bill

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.


3 posted on 06/09/2005 3:47:16 AM PDT by Gamecock (We don't beat "nice" people to a bloody pulp, nail them onto a cross and then watch them suffocate.)
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To: GOP_Proud
Are Canadians another breed?

They seem to be pacifists, if that is the correct word.

As tho that will will somehow protect them from???????????

4 posted on 06/09/2005 3:58:42 AM PDT by OldFriend (MAJOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH.....INSPIRATIONAL)
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To: Critical Bill

To this day the mere sight of a picture from 9-11 fills me with fury.


5 posted on 06/09/2005 4:21:09 AM PDT by Gorzaloon
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To: Critical Bill; All
Crosslinked:

Where It's 9-11 All the Time...

Click the picture...

6 posted on 06/09/2005 5:22:59 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: Critical Bill

These personal accounts don’t get any easier to read although time has passed.


7 posted on 06/09/2005 6:11:25 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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