The security guard was saying, "I need help. My phones don't work, but I need medical attention for this man. I'll stay with him, I'll tend him, but you must promise to get help as soon as you can telephone somebody."
This sentence really got to me. What a brave man!
The detail in this story was excruciating. I used to shop in that Sam Goody, and ate breakfast everyday in one of those little delis across the street, next to the firehouse. Everything he mentioned, except the church, is gone now.
posted on 04/29/2002 12:48:57 PM PDT
Everything he mentioned, except the church, is gone now.
I attended a dinner at the Hyatt Regency on 42nd Street a couple months ago, and was able to spend a couple hours downtown, including time at Ground Zero. The total lack of damage (except the stopped clock on its steeple) to the church is astounding. What really got me choked up was the memorials posted on the church fence, as well as the debris (vertical blinds, insulations, etc.) hanging in trees everywhere.
To: Jeff Head; ALOHA RONNIE; palo verde
What a story of survival and luck.
posted on 04/29/2002 3:22:10 PM PDT
posted on 04/29/2002 7:31:38 PM PDT
I would like to tell the story of another hero. My brother Major Steve Long was at a meeting at the pentagon on sept, 11 he volenteered to be there, which makes me believe in fate, he didnt even work there , when the plane hit he was on the second floor in the front, he survived,the military told us that when the plane hit it knocked them all down and the lights went out they said my brother was so strong and his voice was so loud that his voice lead people out. He stayed to long . His autopsy report says he suvived for a half an hour , can you imagine what he saw that day. He died of carbon monoide poisioning and went down with the wall. It was six long days before we heard his fate. What a hero. He was an airborne Ranger and would have died gladly for his country, he has been first into everything since Grenadade , I finally felt safe with him in D.C. I hope as a nation we never forget.Sorry about the writing as my hands shake as I write this .I miss you Steve everyday is a struggle to get through. God Bless you Pesident Bush
posted on 05/01/2002 7:04:54 AM PDT
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