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Secty Napolitano Presents DHS Distinguished Public Service Medal Posthumously to Richard Rescorla
DHS ^ | Sept. 21, 2011 | Press Secretary

Posted on 09/22/2011 2:16:53 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to New York City and honored the memory of Richard Rescorla with the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Distinguished Public Service Medal, the Department's highest honor, for his heroic actions on September 11, 2001.

"Since the 9/11 attacks, we have seen exceptional models of resilience all around us," said Secretary Napolitano. "By honoring Richard Rescorla with the Distinguished Public Service medal, we remember his heroism and commitment to the preparedness of the thousands of employees under his watch."

On September 11, 2011, Richard Rescorla was Second Vice President for Security at Morgan Stanley headquarters located in World Trade Center Tower 2. Richard led a massive evacuation of Morgan Stanley's 2,700-person workforce located in the South Tower, contributing to the survival of many of his coworkers.

(Excerpt) Read more at dhs.gov ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911; hero; rickrescorla; wtc

1 posted on 09/22/2011 2:16:56 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: ALOHA RONNIE; nuconvert; Tijeras_Slim; mgiorgino; Broker; skeeter; Siena Dreaming; The KG9 Kid; ...

Because of his tireless efforts, nearly every Morgan Stanley employee safely evacuated the South Tower on 9/11. And while Rick could have joined them, he continued to help others evacuate the building and ultimately gave his life. Rick’s wife Susan and his son Trevor accepted the award on his behalf.

Photo here if someone would be so kind as to post it: http://blog.dhs.gov/2011/09/honoring-rick-rescorla.html


2 posted on 09/22/2011 2:21:16 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Thanks for sharing this tribute to genuine hero. Service above self.


3 posted on 09/22/2011 2:26:56 PM PDT by Broker (Robinson-Humphrey ATL)
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To: La Enchiladita

Only ten years.
Why the rush?


4 posted on 09/22/2011 2:32:06 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: La Enchiladita

If there was just TWO heroes of 9/11 - they would be Richard Rescorla and John O’Neil. Both died at WTC and both warned of terrorist intentions ...

PBS Frontline had a GREAT 9/11 documentary about O’Neil called, “The Man Who Knew” ...


5 posted on 09/22/2011 2:33:46 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

it’s election time


6 posted on 09/22/2011 2:35:51 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: La Enchiladita

Thanks for finally getting Something RIGHT!


7 posted on 09/22/2011 2:48:12 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: La Enchiladita
that useless eater should have NEVER BEEN ALLOWED TO TOUCH IT!!!
8 posted on 09/22/2011 2:59:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: La Enchiladita
A hero many times over


9 posted on 09/22/2011 2:59:44 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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more here ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Rescorla


10 posted on 09/22/2011 3:01:36 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Lmo56
O'Neil was a hero. His abrasive personality rubbed PC types in both the Bureau and the State Dept the wrong way. This was particularly the case of the squalid female who was US Ambassador to Yemen and went on a crusade to drive him out of the FBI after O'Neil had humiliated her over her ‘see no evil’ approach to Islamacist terrorists in Yemen.
11 posted on 09/22/2011 3:01:59 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: All; La Enchiladita

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http://RickRescorla.com

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12 posted on 09/22/2011 3:12:46 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; Lmo56

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RICK RESCORLA:

“The Man Who Predicted 9/11” (The History Channel)

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13 posted on 09/22/2011 3:14:52 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: La Enchiladita
Sigh, I can think of none more deserving. I can think of none more undeserving to honor the memory of Richard Rescorla.

Every few days over a beer I ponder great men. Rick is always on the list. People say there are no heroes left. Rick was a first order hero.

14 posted on 09/22/2011 3:22:30 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

Hey Ronnie! How are you doing?


15 posted on 09/22/2011 3:23:58 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: La Enchiladita

Sis you are disgusting. You shouldn’t even be allowed to utter Rick’s name.


16 posted on 09/22/2011 3:50:21 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: La Enchiladita

OK, this guy did good. What does it have to do with Nappy-head Napolitani and an agency that didn’t exist at the time?


17 posted on 09/22/2011 4:13:04 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: La Enchiladita

Wonderful.


18 posted on 09/22/2011 4:14:00 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: La Enchiladita

Thank you Janet Napolitano.

R.I.P. Rick Rescorla, America’s finest. Thank you, sir. Thanks and condolences to family and friends of Rick Rescorla.


19 posted on 09/22/2011 6:33:08 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: mad_as_he$$

Agreed.

If the President had presented this medal, one could look at the office, and not the man. It should have been the President, as a matter of fact.

But DHS - that nest of PC and busywork bureaucrats - and that woman - feh.


20 posted on 09/22/2011 7:36:26 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: La Enchiladita

Bump!


21 posted on 09/22/2011 10:13:57 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: All; La Enchiladita

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NEVER FORGET

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At Anaheim Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast this morning right across from DISNEYLAND, Keynote Speaker BILL BENNETT stressed the importance of re-instilling COURAGE back into America’s Men. Just like in his new book titled “The Book of Man’ he cited as the prime example for all such men to now courageously follow as ..one.. =

http://RickRescorla.com

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NEVER FORGET

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22 posted on 09/28/2011 4:05:39 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

I was at a gun show a couple weeks back and one of the booths had a picture of Mr. Rescorla and the information recounted his heroics on 9-11-01. I thought that was very nice.


23 posted on 09/28/2011 4:11:10 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: La Enchiladita

24 posted on 09/28/2011 4:13:30 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph; ALOHA RONNIE

Thank you for posting this, rabidralph.
Susan Rescorla looks so proud of her husband and happy at the memory of him.
Maybe turkeys like Napolitano learn a little something from fine Americans like this.


25 posted on 09/29/2011 1:55:39 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

You’re welcome!


26 posted on 09/29/2011 2:53:23 PM PDT by rabidralph
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