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Just got back from viewing "The Flight That Fought Back" (Disc. channel, 9/11, 9:00pm EDT)
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Posted on 09/07/2005 7:45:33 PM PDT by chris_in_nj

There was a special viewing for family members of the victims of Flight 93 tonight....wanted to share this with the good folks from this site.

Well hopefully this will put to rest the garbage that all of the conspiracy theorists try to spew. I just saw the documentary and will try to be coherent and put some thoughts down. I'm pretty emotional now so please pardon any lack of logical order....its not a priortity.

But so many of you from this site have been so kind in your words for my father and my family that I just wanted to share this with you.....well here it is.

While my family did not directly take part in the interviews I think they did a great job telling the story from about 7-8 families' views due to phone calls...there were more calls than the 4 that you've probably heard of already - Beamer, Bingham, Burnett and Glick. My blood boils every time I hear the voices of the hijackers...and you'll get to hear them now. While the Zaccariaus Maoussoui case is still ongoing they cant let everything be heard but they do reveal some things.

When I heard the cockpit voice recorder tapes a few years ago in Princeton I very vividly remember hearing a woman flight attendant pleading for her life and it ending rather abruptly...it was truly horrifying and I could not sleep a wink that night thinking of that poor woman. They now believe it was Deborah Welsh...oh man, hearing it live was terrible. They don't play the tapes like we heard them but you get the idea and they narrate it a bit...awful.

Mickey Rothenberg was also believed to be the one who's throat was slit in first class to establish control and send the message to other passengers that their lives would be in danger if they fought back....this too was tough to see...just imagine what his family is feeling tonight.

Capt. Jason Dahl and Co-pilot Leroy Homer were also most likely killed by having their throats slit.....and people in this country want us to negotiate with these animals....wake up morons.

Bottom line...I highly recommend seeing this at 9pm on 9/11 on the Discovery Channel. It should be required viewing for every school age child from 6th grade up so they understand the dangerous world in which we live and WHY WE FIGHT.

I commend the Discovery Channel on a job well done and hope this helps echo the message....NEVER FORGET.

My father died in the first few minutes of this war. He loved this country and his body was slammed into the ground at 580 mph, shredded into pieces and incinerated in ignited jet fuel. Simply because he wanted to go for a hike in Yosemite park with his friends. Barbaric.

This Saturday there will be a walk in his honor - the 4th year this has been done. Last year we had over 600 people come out. All proceeds will be going to the memorial to be built in Shanksville, PA and the memorial in Atlantic Highlands for all of those killed who lived in Monmouth County, NJ. If anyone can make it it is at 10am at Battleground Park in Manalapan, NJ.

www.walkwithjoe.com

Would love to see some of you there - but I know I'm late in the game in putting this up. If you could find a few dollars to donate that would be appreciated as well. Not asking for much - but anything would help.

God Bless You All!!!

Chris Driscoll Proud son of Patrick Joseph Driscoll

Never Forget Never Forgive


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 911; 911documentary; 911families; aliens; discoverychannel; flight93; flightthatfoughtback; fourthanniversary; moviereview; whywefight
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1 posted on 09/07/2005 7:45:33 PM PDT by chris_in_nj
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To: chris_in_nj
My father died in the first few minutes of this war.

Chris your father died a hero. He helped win the first American victory in this war.

2 posted on 09/07/2005 7:49:13 PM PDT by Dog
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To: chris_in_nj

God Bless You Chris


3 posted on 09/07/2005 7:49:50 PM PDT by MJY1288 (Whenever a Liberal is Speaking on the Senate Floor, Al-Jazeera Breaks in and Covers it LIVE)
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To: chris_in_nj

Thank you, Chris. I hadn't planned to watch this....now I definitely will.


4 posted on 09/07/2005 7:49:54 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Liberals preach comity and practice calumny.)
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To: chris_in_nj

Thanks and hang tough Chris


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5 posted on 09/07/2005 7:50:14 PM PDT by Doogle (8th AF...4077thTFW....408thMMS....Ubon Thailand "69"..Night Line Delivery ..AMMO)
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To: chris_in_nj

Words fail me...


6 posted on 09/07/2005 7:50:34 PM PDT by BlueOneGolf (I ride and I vote. Join me in the American Motorcyclist Association today.)
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To: chris_in_nj

Your dad is smiling down on you tonight.


7 posted on 09/07/2005 7:50:38 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: chris_in_nj
.....and people in this country want us to negotiate with these animals....wake up morons.

Amen, chris. I am so very sorry for not only your loss, but for the WAY in which you lost him. Any American that seeks to protect those savages is unworthy of the title "American".

8 posted on 09/07/2005 7:50:41 PM PDT by MamaLucci (Mutually assured destruction STILL keeps the Clinton administration criminals out of jail.)
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To: Molly Pitcher; Coop

Fyi..


9 posted on 09/07/2005 7:50:53 PM PDT by Dog
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To: chris_in_nj

Never, ever forgotten, Chris. NEVER! And never diminished. Several of us took vows that day.


10 posted on 09/07/2005 7:51:09 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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To: chris_in_nj

Bless you Chris and may you find peace.
Your Dad is a hero, now and forever.


11 posted on 09/07/2005 7:51:32 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Prayers for victims of Katrina)
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To: chris_in_nj

Blessings to you. Thank you so much for sharing this. Your father was a hero and you have a special place in America's heart.


12 posted on 09/07/2005 7:52:18 PM PDT by pa mom
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To: chris_in_nj

God bless you and your family


13 posted on 09/07/2005 7:53:59 PM PDT by Rosemont
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To: chris_in_nj

Chris, my heart broke as I read your post. Your father was a hero. Thank you. God bless you.


14 posted on 09/07/2005 7:55:09 PM PDT by Jemian (It's better to be historically accurate than politically correct.)
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To: chris_in_nj
Chris, my heart goes to you, but there is nothing one can do to alleviate your pain. All we can do is never forget. And I won't. And I will remember your post too. G-d bless the soul of your father. One thing he knew. I am sure, that he had a good son.

Best wishes to you and your family.

15 posted on 09/07/2005 7:55:17 PM PDT by ExitPurgamentum
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To: chris_in_nj

Marking this on my calendar. God bless you and your family, Chris!


16 posted on 09/07/2005 7:55:32 PM PDT by Ohioan from Florida (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.- Edmund Burke)
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Thank you for the heads up Chris.

I am glad the documentary is powerful...it should be.

Your father was one of the first to lose his life in this war on terror. God Bless him forever and all who met the end of their lives on that horrific day, as well as their families left behind.

Chris-your dad must be looking down at you, just bursting with pride. What a good son you are.

Never forget that.

And we will never forget that day. Ever.

17 posted on 09/07/2005 7:56:57 PM PDT by Republic (s)
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To: chris_in_nj

To be broadcast on Discovery Channel, Sept 11 at 9:00/11:00 p.m./ Sept 12 at 1:00 a.m. (EST)


18 posted on 09/07/2005 7:57:16 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: chris_in_nj

Chris, I never knew this about you. Thanks to your dad for sticking up for all of us. Good luck with the walk and thanks for the website address, I'll be looking you up there.


19 posted on 09/07/2005 7:57:42 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: chris_in_nj

I also share the sentiment of sorrow over your loss, but I find it hard to think of the way your loss occurred in any way other than honorable. I couldn't be sorry for the way I lost a loved one if it were in as heroic a way as this... Shameful that it ended up having to be this way, but what a great sense of honor one must hold to have their Father die fighting for the freedom of all - for their son.

Truly awe inspiring!

Glad to hear that the documentary was a good representation and not some whitewash.


20 posted on 09/07/2005 7:58:07 PM PDT by jurroppi1
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To: chris_in_nj; Dog
Thanks for writing this and sharing some hard memories.

I've been to Shanksville with my husband, btw, and it is a heartbreaking, moving experience.

21 posted on 09/07/2005 7:59:21 PM PDT by Molly Pitcher (We are Americans...the sons and daughters of liberty...*.from FReeper the Real fifi*))
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Chris, God Bless you and your family...sigh!


22 posted on 09/07/2005 8:00:14 PM PDT by mystery-ak
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To: chris_in_nj

If there are any words to comfort you, to make things a little better, I can't provide them. The best I can do is hope that the love you obviously carry in your heart for your father stays with you until the time you can once again wrap your arms around him in Heaven.


23 posted on 09/07/2005 8:00:27 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (If fire fighters fight fire and crime fighters fight crime what do freedom fighters fight?)
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To: Dog
Thank you for posting this and my Prayers to you and your family.

The South Bay Wildlife Refuge here on Humboldt Bay was renamed after a passenger, Richard Guadagno. He was the director here at the time of his death.

24 posted on 09/07/2005 8:00:49 PM PDT by tubebender (OK...Whom stole my tag line???)
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To: chris_in_nj

Bless you and your family.

Your Father was a very fine man.


25 posted on 09/07/2005 8:01:46 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Nagin Cried, People died.)
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To: chris_in_nj

My heart is breaking for you after reading this. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be watching this, even though I already know how emotional I will get. Thank you.


26 posted on 09/07/2005 8:04:17 PM PDT by conservative cat
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To: chris_in_nj

Thank you for sharing your review of this 'must see' documentary!

May God continue to bless you and your family!


27 posted on 09/07/2005 8:06:14 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: chris_in_nj
Thank you for your account. I wasn't aware your father was on this flight. I've been telling my husband every time I see the trailer, that we have to watch this - even though I know I'm going to cry. But I can't imagine what it was like to relive it for your family & others. God Bless you.
28 posted on 09/07/2005 8:07:08 PM PDT by zlala ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: chris_in_nj

May the good Lord bless you and your family. I know that your father is proud of you, as we all are.


29 posted on 09/07/2005 8:07:41 PM PDT by sissyjane
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30 posted on 09/07/2005 8:07:49 PM PDT by DrDeb
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To: chris_in_nj

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Chris. You and your family are in my prayers. And I will remember 911 - always.


31 posted on 09/07/2005 8:07:50 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: chris_in_nj
Thank you for the post. I've become so disappointed with some of the unnecessary political statements injected into programs that are supposed to be factual. I look forward to watching it now.

I've always thought that the story of that flight was the most inspiring of all I heard from that day. Those men and women exhibited the best traits of America: bravery, faith, gumption, intelligence and a refusal to give up or give in.

32 posted on 09/07/2005 8:08:19 PM PDT by CarolAnn (If we aren't supposed to shoot animals, then why did God make them out of meat?)
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Tubebender,

There is a lot of footage about Richard and of his family. He did not make a phone call but he sure as heck seemed like one of the folks who would've taken action.

I heard he would protect people as quickly as he protected the environment. I am glad he was on the flight.

Thanks for letting me know this - I'm thrilled the place was renamed after a hero who saved lives.

Take care,
Chris


33 posted on 09/07/2005 8:08:29 PM PDT by chris_in_nj
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To: TaxRelief

PING


34 posted on 09/07/2005 8:09:26 PM PDT by Huber (All we are saying...is give fleas to France)
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To: chris_in_nj
I had no idea anyone connected so closely with Flight 93 was on FR. God bless you and your family.
35 posted on 09/07/2005 8:13:43 PM PDT by silent_jonny (Chertoff '08)
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To: DrDeb

Thank you for the ping.


36 posted on 09/07/2005 8:14:15 PM PDT by silent_jonny (Chertoff '08)
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To: chris_in_nj

My condolences and prayers are with you. Thank you for the review.

I too will never forget 9/11/01, because of the horror of that day and also because I flew home from a vacation in Las Vegas on 9/10/01.

It is still a powerful memory of how ignorant I really was on the 10th about the dangers in the world.


37 posted on 09/07/2005 8:14:29 PM PDT by nhoward14
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To: chris_in_nj

You are brave and your father was brave. God bless you always.


38 posted on 09/07/2005 8:17:29 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Judge not, unless ye be a God-fearing originalist)
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Thank you, Chris, and may God bless you and grant you peace. Shalom.
39 posted on 09/07/2005 8:19:25 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh
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To: chris_in_nj

Thank you very much for your post. I will remember it.


40 posted on 09/07/2005 8:21:40 PM PDT by narby (You shall name Him Prego and He shall bring in a new era of love.)
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To: chris_in_nj

Yes, as others write here, God's blessing be on you, with you and the soul of your dear, departed and heroic father.

I am really glad to have found this thread because otherwise, I'd have missed seeing this tonight.

Thanks, and again, God bless you and the soul of your father.


41 posted on 09/07/2005 8:23:50 PM PDT by BIRDS
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To: chris_in_nj

I read it this way (paraphrasing)
Our 4th string cheerleaders (a random sample of average americans) defeated the very best that years of terrorist training and planning could come up with. The average americian can become very unaverage in an instant, as your father did. Prayers for you and your family.


42 posted on 09/07/2005 8:24:05 PM PDT by calljack (Sometimes your worst nightmare is just a start.)
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I had heard there was some footage from the Wildlife Center. Did you see any of it?

Richard was a trained law enforcement officer and was a field warden prior to his being assigned here. I think he was from NJ?

43 posted on 09/07/2005 8:37:12 PM PDT by tubebender (OK...Whom stole my tag line???)
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I saw it advertised; will make a point of watching it. God bless you.


44 posted on 09/07/2005 8:41:03 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: chris_in_nj
Thank you Chris, your Father was a hero. Prayers for you and your family.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters

45 posted on 09/07/2005 8:41:19 PM PDT by bray (Pray for the Freedom of the Iraqis from Islam)
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To: Dog

"It is really amazing what the determination on the part of one man can do to many thousands." General George S. Patton

Thank you for letting us borrow your Father.


46 posted on 09/07/2005 8:47:44 PM PDT by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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I'm damm proud of your dad and his fellow passengers.

Because of them, who knows how many thousands got another chance to hug their kids that evening?

Because of them, no one will ever again succeed in hijacking an airliner.

Because of them, the islamofacists have learned that Americans, even randomly selected untrained and unprepared Americans, are more than up to stomping their best into a mud hole, and stomping the mud hole dry.

Because of them, they have been afraid to attack us at home ever since.

It was one of America's finest hours. A shining beacon on our darkest day.

As Patriot Hooligan said:

Thank you for letting us borrow your Father.
47 posted on 09/07/2005 9:06:03 PM PDT by null and void (Does my life *really* need a sarcasm tag????)
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To: chris_in_nj

God Bless You...we'll be traveling this weekend, but will make it a point to make it to our hotel and will be watching.

As we, together, relive the horror, as well as the heroism ...it is my prayer that you will draw strength from the thankfulness and pride of a grateful nation as you watch through your tears.


48 posted on 09/07/2005 9:27:13 PM PDT by KsSunflower
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To: chris_in_nj

Chris....God Bless you & all your family.

Your father will always be remembered as one of the Americans who first began the fight against terrorism on that horrific day.

When I first heard that a plane had gone down in a field in PA....I felt that some brave Americans had chosen to give their lives to prevent that plane from being used as a missle against other Americans.

It was a glimmer of hope and inspiration for all of us on that dark day.

Last Fall my husband and I made a pilgrimage to Shanksville, PA to pay our respects to those forty angels on Flight 93.

Seeing the 'memorial' created by ordinary people was a very moving experience we shall always carry in our hearts.

As I gazed out to that sacred ground where they entered the earth, I was moved to tears as I said 'thank you' to them.


49 posted on 09/07/2005 9:29:05 PM PDT by JulieRNR21 (Say 'Goodnight' Cindy.....Your 15 minutes are up!)
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To: chris_in_nj

God Bless You, Chris. I'll be watching this on Sunday and I'll never forget what happened on 9/11/01.


50 posted on 09/07/2005 9:32:29 PM PDT by stratman1969 (CLINTON LIED - 3,000+ DIED)
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