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  • Rick Rescorla – The Man Who Predicted 9/11

    09/11/2017 11:26:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 11, 201 | WeeWeed
    A man who was convinced the Twin Towers would be targeted in a terror attack led 2,700 people to safety from the World Trade Center before being killed when he went back in looking for stragglers. Security chief Rick Rescorla carried out training drills with staff at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter to prepare them for a terror atrocity after realising the vulnerability of buildings to air terror attacks.But after leading thousands to safety on 9/11 when his fears were realised, the 62-year-old Cornishman was last seen going back up the stairs of the South Tower before it collapsed.
  • Are you flying a FLAG? Are you Remembering? 09/11 14 years after! [Vanity]

    09/11/2015 5:46:27 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 37 replies
    09/11/2015<a href= | Self
    TODAY is the 14th Anniversary of that horrible event of 09/11/2001! We know the roll call of the dead of record BUT the number of dead from terrorist actions is uncountable! PLEASE fly the FLAG in honor of those who were lost! Please take a minute to remember and fight the memory hole of those who want us to forget!
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Rick Rescorla ~ September 16, 2013

    09/15/2013 5:00:09 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Info and some photos from             During combat in Vietnam, Lt. Rick Rescorla would sing to his troops to keep their spirits high while under fire. As head of security for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in New York, Rescorla used the same tactics to calm co-workers as he led...
  • Rick Rescorla: A Hero on 9/11

    09/10/2013 9:24:20 PM PDT · by mgiorgino · 26 replies
    The San Diego Daily Transcript ^ | September 10, 2013 | Michael Giorgino
    Twelve years ago on 9/11, Rick Rescorla was on duty on the 44th floor of the World Trade Center, tower two. He was vice president for corporate security at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co., and a jumbo jet had just plowed into the other tower.
  • A family remembers: Hero of 9/11 gave life to save thousands

    09/10/2011 4:12:29 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies · 1+ views
    He's been called a "prophet" for being so ready for the attacks, "the Man Who Predicted 9/11" in a History Channel special, and a true American hero by countless others. As tragic as the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, was, the sky-blue day still held unexpected miracles, and Richard "Rick" Rescorla was at the center of one of the greatest -- the evacuation of financial-services behemoth Morgan Stanley. Rescorla , a 62-year-old retired and decorated U.S. Army colonel, had focused on security at the World Trade Center for years. Prior to the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993,...
  • 9/11 ten years on: Family's pride in British-born Twin Towers hero [Rick Rescorla]

    09/07/2011 12:53:42 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 36 replies
    TheMirror ^ | Sept. 5, 2011 | Staff
    The cousin of a British-born hero of 9/11, who died in the Twin Towers, has spoken of his continuing sadness and pride at what his relative did that day. Rick Rescorla, who was head of security for banking firm Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, is credited with saving 2,700 people ten years ago by making sure they left the World Trade Centre's South Tower before it collapsed. The 62-year-old Cornishman, who became a US citizen in the 1960s and was decorated during service in the Vietnam War, foresaw the terrorist attacks, with his warnings featuring in a Channel 4 documentary in...
  • S.F. Opera will honor 9/11 hero Rescorla

    12/27/2010 9:29:19 AM PST · by Lexington Green · 8 replies · 4+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010 | Edward Ortiz
    The 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center towers' felling on Sept. 11, 2001, is approaching. The San Francisco Opera will commemorate the date with the world premiere of an opera based on what happened that day. The two-act opera "Heart of a Soldier" was written by Christopher Theofanidis and mines still achingly raw subject matter. Its world premiere is scheduled at the War Memorial Opera house on Sept. 10. The opera, commissioned by San Francisco Opera general director David Gockley, is described by the company as as a tale of "war, love and heroism." The work is based on...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Rick Rescorla ~ January 18, 2010

    01/17/2010 5:00:00 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 152 replies · 2,025+ views
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC with Aloha Ronnie
    <p>Witter in New York, Rescorla used the same tactics to calm co-workers as he led them from their offices during the attacks on the World Trade Center.</p> <p>Rescorla survived battlefields in Southwest Asia, but he apparently was not so fortunate Sept. 11. Currently on the missing list, Rescorla was last seen in a 10th-floor staircase. He is credited with saving 3,800 colleagues, while sacrificing himself.</p>
  • Saga of a Muslim Soldier

    09/20/2009 7:30:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies · 1,465+ views
    RJ Magazine ^ | 9-20-09 | Daniel J. Hill, aka Abdullah Al Amin
    “I have been an American Muslim for almost fifty years, and built two ­­­­mosques. At the same time, the old rabbi remains one of the finest mentors of my life. And so, I have given great thought to the question: Why do many Muslims and Arabs so hate Israel and the Jews?” The basis of most prejudices is ignorance. The ignorance of most young children stems from a lack of education, or miseducation. Born into a Roman Catholic family in 1938, I was baptized shortly after birth, took first communion at about age seven, attended Catholic parochial school in first...

    09/10/2009 9:45:58 PM PDT · by Lloyd227 · 15 replies · 1,750+ views
    THE RICK RESCORLA MEMORIAL WEBPAGE ^ | Unknown | Susan Rescorla
    My husband, Rick Rescorla, was one of the 3,000 Americans murdered by terrorists on 9/11/01. Rick was Vice President of Security for Morgan-Stanley/Dean-Witter, the largest tenant in the World Trade Center. His heroic actions on the day of the attack, along with his extraordinary foresight and preparation, saved the lives of 2,700 people. His story has been told on television and radio - in newspapers and magazines - and in the book Heart Of A Soldier, by Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart. Rick is also on the cover of another book, We Were Soldiers Once... And Young, written by...
  • Man Who Predicted First Two Trade Center Attacks Says Something May Happen SOON

    09/09/2009 4:28:24 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 50 replies · 4,446+ views
    Deseret News/The Lid ^ | 9/9/07 | The Lid
    Daniel J. Hill joined the US Army at the age of 15, by lying about his age. He eventually became a Special Forces paratrooper and served in Germany....In 1960 he was assigned to infiltrate the Katanga insurrection in the Congo where he met his lifelong friend, Rick Rescorla.... Rescorla had become Director of Security for Dean Witter Securities (later merged with Morgan Stanley), which occupied a number of floors in the World Trade Center. Rescorla had become increasingly concerned about the potential for a terrorist attack against the center and in 1990 hired Hill to provide an assessment of the...
  • Military

    05/24/2009 9:38:27 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 1 replies · 286+ views ^ | 05-25-09 | stolinsky
    Amnesiacs can’t remember their enemies, so they don’t avoid them. And they can’t remember their friends, so they aren’t grateful to them. Expressing gratitude is good for us. It reminds us of how fortunate we are. It makes us more likely to be happy and less likely to be angry. How do you observe Memorial Day? Do you go to the mall to check out the sales, or invite friends for a barbecue? These are pleasant activities, but what do you do that distinguishes this day from any other day off work? I visit our National Cemetery and say thanks.
  • Rick Rescorla to receive 'Above & Beyond' medal

    03/25/2009 10:51:14 AM PDT · by mgiorgino · 25 replies · 1,555+ views
    The San Diego Daily Transcript ^ | March 25, 2009 | Michael Giorgino
    Last week, the Medal of Honor Society announced that Rick Rescorla will be one of three people awarded its highest civilian honor, the Above & Beyond Citizen Medal at a ceremony on Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Va. The award will be presented to Kim and Trevor Rescorla, Rick's children.
  • 9/11 Lifesaver RICK RESCORLA: Above & Beyond Citizen Medal Awardee

    03/22/2009 9:34:07 AM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 28 replies · 2,701+ views
    The RICK RESCORLA Foundation ^ | March 22, 2009 | 9/11 Widow SUSAN RESCORLA
    .NEVER FORGET.March 25th, 2009 =9/11 Lifesaver RICK RESCORLA: Above & Beyond Citizen Medal Awardee..."Just for the LOVE of FREEDOM"...NEVER FORGET.
  • Rick Rescorla: The hero Bush forgot

    01/19/2009 8:15:35 PM PST · by mgiorgino · 33 replies · 2,064+ views
    San Diego Daily Transcript ^ | 1/19/09 | Michael Giorgino
    While bidding the nation farewell, President Bush remembered 9/11: "As the years passed, most Americans were able to return to life much as it had been before 9/11, but I never did." Yet Bush has apparently forgotten the greatest hero of that fateful day -- Rick Rescorla, who gave his life while saving more than 2,700 people in the World Trade Center. Rick Rescorla was on duty on the 44th floor of the World Trade Center, Tower Two. He was vice president for corporate security at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. and a jumbo jet had just plowed into...
  • Unsung Glory; Lt. Col. Cyril Richard Rescorla

    09/11/2008 7:22:07 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 7 replies · 153+ views
    The Anti-Idotarian Rottweiler ^ | 9/11/08 | LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H.
    This iconic image is from the Battle of Ia Drang. The grimy, unshaven, soldier, bayonet fixed, jaw set in fierce determination, is Lt. Richard Rescorla, a platoon leader with Bravo Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cav Division. It was taken on the morning of November 16th, 1965, the third day of the battle as he leads a bayonet charge forward. Although most of the soldiers under his command were new to war, he was not. And this would not be the last time he would bravely lead others in a crisis. Cyril Richard Rescorla was born in...
  • How to Survive a Disaster - 9/11 Lifesaver RICK RESCORLA (Time Magazine Cover Story)

    06/02/2008 9:41:28 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 39 replies · 1,318+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | June 9, 2008 | Amanda Ripley
    .NEVER FORGET.And now the Man who predicted 9/11 9/11 Lifesaver extraordinaire RICK RESCORLA... finally gets his due:TIME Magazine Cover Story June 9, 2008'How to Survive a Disaster' ...By Amanda Ripley(See 'How One Person Made a Difference' - Pages 3 & 4).NEVER FORGET.
  • The Man Who Predicted 9/11

    08/15/2006 3:47:31 PM PDT · by Lexington Green · 59 replies · 2,219+ views
    SOONER Magazine ^ | 08/15/2006 | Anne Harp
    “Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.”—Raymond Chandler, “The Simple Art of Murder” A kind of shorthand had developed between fellow OU alums Rick Rescorla and Fred McBee during their 30-year friendship. When one of them quipped Raymond Chandler’s famous quote on the detective hero, they both knew what it meant: Sometimes, you have gather your courage and just do what needs to be done.
  • ..'COUNTDOWN to GROUND ZERO'.. History Channel's 9/11 5th Anniversary Special - Aug. 13th Week

    08/13/2006 10:36:21 AM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 31 replies · 2,017+ views
    The History Channel ^ | 8/13/2006 | The History Channel
    . NEVER FORGET The History Channel's 9/11 5th Anniversary TV Special: ..'COUNTDOWN to GROUND ZERO'..   Premieres: Sunday, August 13 @ 8pm ET/PT A gripping, dramatic look, with the most recently released materials, at the extraordinary events of September 11th, 2001...not just this infamous day in history, but also how this day came to be through the dramatic stories of people whose lives converge at a moment when history turns. We'll recount the story of Al Qaeda's agents as they plan and execute the most deadly strike on the US since Pearl Harbor. It's also the story of the men and...
  • Fort Benning unveils statue of Sept. 11, Vietnam hero

    04/04/2006 7:36:13 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 22 replies · 1,429+ views
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 4/2/06 | AP Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ga. - More than 500 people attended the unveiling of a statue honoring Rick Rescorla, the decorated Vietnam veteran who, as security chief for Morgan Stanley, led hundreds of people to safety from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The statue was put up Saturday at Fort Benning, in west-central Georgia, where Rescorla attended Officer Candidate School, though it was sent back to storage after the ceremony while a permanent pedestal is being built. Fort Benning's National Infantry Museum already has a portrait of the former Army Colonel. "There was never any question as where to put...