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‘The bravest man I ever knew’
Army Times ^ | Sean D. Naylor

Posted on 10/03/2001 4:53:49 PM PDT by Gamecock

Edited on 05/07/2004 10:06:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

After a lifetime in which he cheated it many times, death caught up with Rick Rescorla halfway up the south tower of the World Trade Center.

But like a good soldier, he didn’t sell his life cheaply. Death took him only after he had cheated it again, helping to save 2,700 lives by relying on the instincts and the preparation that had served him well in battles on two continents.


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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Ronnie, if it has tom brokaw, dan rather, peter jennings, or any other member of the main stream media on it, one should automatically know, with the same certainty that the sun rises in the east, that it is a lie.
101 posted on 04/14/2002 8:39:23 PM PDT by sport
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To: ALOHA RONNIE;68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;VOA;Snow Bunny;Joe Montana;Gamecock;Lexington Green;Fred Mertz
I saw a young lady reading We were Soldiers Once and Young yesterday at an airport. I walked up and asked her if she knew whose photo was on the cover. She had no idea. I then told her the story of an American hero.

She, and all those sitting around her were amazed.

Our hearts so stout have got no fame
For soon 'tis known from whence we came
Where'er we go they fear the name
Of Garryowen in glory.

102 posted on 04/15/2002 5:25:07 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock;SAMWolf;4TheFlag;68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;JohnHuang2;HiJinx;Diver Dave;ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the ping Gamecock.
103 posted on 04/16/2002 12:54:52 AM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: kristinn
...Plese check out Page 37 of the -General Discussion/Off Topic- Forum Thread on..

.. www.WeWereSoldiersFILM.com ..titled:

'September 11, 2001--Another Day That Will Live in Infamy'

...And thank you for protecting us and making us the ..HOME OF THE BRAVE.. Saturday in Washington, D.C.

104 posted on 04/22/2002 9:01:55 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE

105 posted on 04/22/2002 9:08:51 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
...As I heard Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE say over and over again at the Battle of IA DRANG-1965...

.."That's just ...OUTSTANDING"...!!!

106 posted on 04/22/2002 11:14:51 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Glad you liked it Ronnie.
107 posted on 04/23/2002 5:30:34 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07
...For more on American Hero ..RICK RESCORLA.. see:

'September 11, 2002--Another Day That Will Live in Infamy'

..-General Discussion/Off Topic- Forum Thread on:

.. www.WeWereSoldiersFILM.com

108 posted on 04/23/2002 8:16:24 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Gamecock;Ragtime Cowgirl;Prodigal Daughter;Registered;Angelwood;Judicial Watch;Lexington Green...
NEVER FORGET

...For more on the True Legacy of ..RICK RESCORLA..

...see Page 37 of the -General Discussion/Off Topic- Forum Thread on...

.. www.WeWereSoldiersFILM.com .. titled:

'September 11, 2001--Another Day That Will Live in Infamy'

...This Forum Thread was fired up that very Day of Infamy by Poster ..mdcrandall.. who is proud to be the No. 3 Son of IA DRANG-1965 Hero Helicopter Commander ..BRUCE "Snake Sh..t" CRANDALL.. played by ..GREG KINNEAR.. in the MEL GIBSON-RANDALL WALLACE -Braveheart in 'Nam- Motion Picture...

.."WE WERE SOLDIERS"..

NEVER FORGET

109 posted on 04/24/2002 8:53:22 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
BUMP and a thank you dear friend.
110 posted on 04/24/2002 9:09:34 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Hi, Aloha Ronnie. That was one great movie. Bump this post!
111 posted on 04/24/2002 11:18:08 PM PDT by goldilucky
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Bump for your steadfastness, Ronnie....and for Rick, who survived war and cancer and lived to save lives on 9-11.
112 posted on 04/25/2002 7:11:30 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;VOA;RonDog;Fred Mertz;Snow Bunny;Ragtime Cowgirl
NEVER FORGET

...It's now...

...10,812... RICK RESCORLA ..Medal of Freedom Award Petition Signatures for President BUSH to consider and...

...that's just ...OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!

NEVER FORGET

113 posted on 05/09/2002 4:58:20 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;VOA;RonDog;Snow Bunny;Ragtime Cowgirl;Alamo Girl;Fred Mertz;onyx;sport...
NEVER FORGET

...For more on yesterday's Tribute to ..RICK RESCORLA.. held yesterday at New Jersey's Vietnam Memorial held by the New York/New Jersey Chapters of the 7th Cavalry Association...

...with his loving widow ..SUSAN RESCORLA.. in attandance...

...go to.. 'The Movie' ..Discussion Forum of the .."WE WERE SOLIDERS'.. website:

.. www.WeWereSoldiersFILM.com ..

NEVER FORGET

114 posted on 05/09/2002 5:09:24 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks Ronnie
115 posted on 05/09/2002 5:35:08 PM PDT by sport
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thanks for the heads up ...and the WWS thread on the Christiancritic.com website. Not at all surprised by his support for "We Were Soldiers...".

Ping for our heroes, for Rick, his widow and all who served....we will not forget.

116 posted on 05/09/2002 5:44:17 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
bump!
117 posted on 05/09/2002 7:28:39 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
NEVER FORGET

...It's now...

...10,985... RICK RESCORLA Medal of Freedom Award Petition Signatures for President BUSH to consider and...

...that's just ...OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!

NEVER FORGET

118 posted on 05/13/2002 8:36:37 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Canadian Outrage
God Bless him for sure but what an terrible waste of a good and productive life. I'm so sorry he went back in again. Just so sorry. Lynn

I misunderstood your meaning at first. I'm sorry too, I hope all Americans comprehend what we lost that day.

I agree about the loss (I can't say waste), but RR teaches us about love of country, love of your fellow Americans, and especially those fellow Americans at your side, those placed in your charge. We can learn from his actions. He saved thousands, and died to save the last dozen.

He could have left those final few, and been a hero. He didn't, and was a hero. I'll leave that distinction to forces beyond my comprehension. His story is one of great bravery.

119 posted on 05/13/2002 8:58:33 PM PDT by SJackson
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To: Gamecock
NEVER FORGET

...It's now...

...11,400... RICK RESCORLA ..Medal of Freedom Award Petition Signatures for President BUSH to consider and...

...that's just ...OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!

NEVER FORGET

120 posted on 05/21/2002 7:52:07 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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