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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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To: Gamecock;Joy Angela;leadpenny;Joe Montana;Fred Mertz;Snow Bunny;goldilucky;JMJ333;RonDog...
NEVER FORGET

Memorial Day 1966 =

Americans say Vietnam Veterans are too close to the action to know what the Vietnam War is really all about.

Memorial Day 2002 =

Former CIA Director ..JAMES WOOLSEY.. says that a new Commission of America's -Best and Brightest- Minds should be brought together in a D.C. Conference Room to come up with recommendations on how to best fight a World War on Terrorism...

...with a picture hanging on the wall above them of Vietnam Veteran ..RICK RESCORLA.. of the Battle of IA DRANG-1965 shining down as ..THE.. Example to follow in protecting our Country...!!!

What a fitting Memorial Day Tribute to -The Vietnam Veteran- ...just when it is most needed...

...with an Enemy that is now around the corner and up your Street...???

NEVER FORGET

121 posted on 05/25/2002 9:27:08 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Thank you Ronnie!

Thank you for serving our country and for still serving in so many different ways even now.



122 posted on 05/25/2002 9:31:48 PM PDT by Snow Bunny
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
11,611
123 posted on 05/25/2002 9:44:46 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Good evening. Heard you on the JW show. It was nice to hear you again. Ernie Norris was right on about the Chandra Levy case. He's got a good nose to know it was Condit. I believe that too.

Rick Rescorla was a true hero in our times. Too bad our own local tv doesn't mention one bit about him.

124 posted on 05/25/2002 10:22:38 PM PDT by goldilucky
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To: archy
Bump for later
125 posted on 05/25/2002 11:17:01 PM PDT by dcwusmc
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Was Rick Rescorla the Port Captain who the author of Last Man Down speaks of in his book? There were some Port Authority officers who wanted to go back up in the Tower to get their captain, but the Fire Chief made the call, that no, there wasn't time...everyone had to get down and out.
126 posted on 05/26/2002 1:03:24 AM PDT by Joy Angela
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To: Joy Angela;Fred Mertz;Snow Bunny;goldilucky;d14truth;kristinn;Angelwood;Republic;Registered...
...RICK RESCORLA... was the 1st VP for Security for the Morgan Stanley Brokerage House that occupied the middle 20 floors of Tower 2 right below where the 2nd Jet Airliner hit on September 11, 2001.

...He predicted the 1st Bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 ahead of time as well as his own death at the hands of Muslim Extremists.

...He was the last man out, saving 1,000's of lives, during the WTC Bombing-1993 and was in the process of doing the same on Septh 11th when Tower 2 came down on him.

...It was ..RICK RESCORLA.. and his old Army Buddy/Terrorism Expert ..DAN HILL.. that together brought to prosecutors the Brooklyn Mosque's Blind Muslim Cleric who masterminded the 1993 WTC Bombing... not a CLINTON Administration that to this day uses RICK and DAN's example as its own saying on National TV that this is why it cannot be said that it was soft on Terrorism during the 1990's ...WHEN IT WAS.

...Boy is ..RICK RESCORLA.. ever so sorely missed now as we try to second guess the enemy over what's in store for US next like he did so successfully at the Battle of IA DRANG-1965, the World Trade Center Bombings of 1993 and the World Trade Center Airstrikes of 2001.

...Like his Picture hangs on the Cover of the National Bestseller .."WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE and YOUNG".. and our U.S. 7th Cavalry's Home Page.. www.LzXray.com ..

...I'm sure I have a another picture of him that I took amongst my own personal 1,000 Vietnam Slides, some of which can be seen in the.. www.LzXray.com ..IA DRANG - Interest.. Section's...

..'Ronnie Guyer Photo Collection'..

GARRY OWEN, Sir

127 posted on 05/26/2002 2:00:00 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Joy Angela;goldilucky;Snow Bunny;kristinn;Carl/Newsmax;Judicial Watch
...and as GOD would have it All in His Plan...

...there I was blessed to be Co-Narrating the 2nd Jet Airliner Airstrike on Tower 2 on the morning of Sept 11th with Former Congressman ..BOB DORNAN.. on his own Nationally Syndicated...

.. www.TalkRadioNetwork.com ..Talk Radio Show...

...as it hit just above where ..RICK RESCORLA.. was sitting 36 years after we were both in the -Valley of Death- known as the IA DRANG Valley of 1965 where I had also been a witness to his Heroism on behalf of others thru Radio.

AMAZING.

128 posted on 05/26/2002 3:08:59 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
...there I was blessed to be Co-Narrating the 2nd Jet Airliner Airstrike on Tower 2 on the morning of Sept 11th with Former Congressman ..BOB DORNAN.. on his own Nationally Syndicated...

And while you were narrating the event, I was just waking up from visions of it in my dream. Man, I'll never forget that day.

129 posted on 05/26/2002 11:37:20 AM PDT by goldilucky
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub;VOA;Snow Bunny;Joe Montana;Fred Mertz
NEVER FORGET

...It's now...

...12,351... RICK RESCORLA ..Medal of Freedom Award Petition Signatures for President BUSH to consider and...

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

NEVER FORGET

130 posted on 06/15/2002 8:46:30 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Gamecock; Fred Mertz; VOA; Joe Montana
NEVER FORGET

And now this from today's News -

'EFFORT TO RECOVER REMAINS AT GROUND ZERO TO END'

NEW YORK - The long, painstaking effort to recover human remains from the World Trade Center debris will officially end next week when a Staten Island land fill site is closed, officials said Tuesday.

...The death toll from the Sept. 11th attacks will stand at ..2,813.. unless there are new discoveries or revisions.

NOTE: And what if there were no LifeSaver ..RICK RESCORLA.. around on that 2nd Day of Infamy to save the ..1,000's.. that he did...???

NEVER FORGET

131 posted on 07/10/2002 11:41:39 AM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: timydnuc; freedombelle
"You are in good hands, we will always defend, and we will always sacrifice. We've been trained to do that."
This belief is what keeps me going as I look around at the horrors the tv and liberal media brings to us on a daily basis (No more "under God" - hitlery in the White House will save us - worship at the altar of Aids, etc.). I try to remember that you are all out there, and God is above, and I thank you. Some days are just tougher than others...
132 posted on 07/13/2002 11:42:57 PM PDT by tinacart
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To: Gamecock
BTTT
133 posted on 09/14/2002 3:51:16 PM PDT by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: All
Everyone be sure to read reply #102.
134 posted on 09/14/2002 3:56:44 PM PDT by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: Alberta's Child
I want to mention something that is very important about this event.

Several survivors were saying later that day that they would have stayed based on the notice to stay, but they decided to evacuate only after seeing so many others leaving. These "others" all started with the MS employees.

Rescorla started the wave of MS employee's evacuation, which in turn motivated other smaller groups to follow the wave. This resulted in the evacuation of the majority of people in the tower before the second plane hit.

Rescorla should be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom - not only for his lifelime of selfless acts of bravery, but his key leadership initiative to evacuate the tower, resulting in his saving of thousands of lives, and his forward thinking preparedness which made the evacuation so successful.


"The Presidential Medal of Freedom is America's highest civilian award and,
among all American honors, it ranks second to only the Medal of Honor
-the nation's highest military award. This great honor is reserved
for individuals the President deems to have made especially
meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the
United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public
or private endeavors. Though it may be awarded for singular acts of
momentous import, it is generally conferred only for a lifetime of service
or at the conclusion of a distinguished career. On February 22, 1963,
President Kennedy issued an Executive Order creating the
Presidential Medal of Freedom.... to be presented in two degrees,
the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction (the higher
degree), and the Presidential Medal of Freedom."


Rescorla exceeds the qualifications for this medal on all counts, especially with his distinguished service to our country.
135 posted on 09/14/2002 4:39:22 PM PDT by HighWheeler
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To: Gamecock; Lexington Green; VOA; Fred Mertz; All
...After the CLINTONS refused 3 Free Offers from the Sudan to bring OSAMA here during the 1990's t'is...


'911 Remembered: RICK RESCORLA was a Soldier'


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/978534/posts?page=22

(Outstanding Article & Thread)
136 posted on 09/09/2003 4:09:01 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com ..)
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To: Gamecock

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BLAIR Calls For Posthumous Medal For 9-11 Hero - RICK RESCORLA

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1407733/posts

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137 posted on 05/22/2005 10:14:31 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

Thanks for the ping!

Garry Owen!


138 posted on 05/22/2005 11:29:26 PM PDT by Gamecock ("Nice" people aren't nailed onto crosses.)
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To: Gamecock; All

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NEVER FORGET


Lifesaver RICK RESCORLA's statue joyfully unveiled - Ft. Benning GA

http://www.Freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1608896/posts


The History Channel's event TV Coverage:

8:00 pm, September 11th, 2006

Our 5th Anniversary of that Day of Imfamy on American soil


NEVER FORGET

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139 posted on 04/08/2006 3:33:17 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

9/11 Ping


140 posted on 09/11/2013 6:28:44 AM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
RICK RESCORLA... was the 1st VP for Security for the Morgan Stanley Brokerage House that occupied the middle 20 floors of Tower 2 right below where the 2nd Jet Airliner hit on September 11, 2001.

...He predicted the 1st Bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 ahead of time as well as his own death at the hands of Muslim Extremists.

...He was the last man out, saving 1,000's of lives, during the WTC Bombing-1993 and was in the process of doing the same on Septh 11th when Tower 2 came down on him.

...It was ..RICK RESCORLA.. and his old Army Buddy/Terrorism Expert ..DAN HILL.. that together brought to prosecutors the Brooklyn Mosque's Blind Muslim Cleric who masterminded the 1993 WTC Bombing... not a CLINTON Administration that to this day uses RICK and DAN's example as its own saying on National TV that this is why it cannot be said that it was soft on Terrorism during the 1990's ...WHEN IT WAS.

Bttt
141 posted on 09/11/2013 6:35:39 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: All; novemberslady

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NEVER FORGET

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Vietnam War National Musuem of America - Garden Grove, CA
(Photo Album)

https://www.facebook.com/ronnie.guyer/media_set?set=a.3444899396703.2126197.1097180359&type=1

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NEVER FORGET

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142 posted on 09/14/2013 1:03:23 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; novemberslady

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NEVER FORGET

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..Our Fellow Veteran of the “WE WERE SOLDIERS” Battle of IA DRANG-1965 ..RICK RESCORLA (http://rickrescorla.com/).. went on to heroically become “The Man Who Predicted 9/11” ..saving 1,000’s of 9/11 Lives while sacrificing his own Life ..for them = The History Channel 9/11 TV Special .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA8_bteAXqk

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NEVER FORGET

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143 posted on 09/14/2013 1:05:58 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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