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Old 09-12-2019, 04:34 AM
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These statistics were shared with me. Due to the source, I have no reason to doubt their veracity:

On September 11th, 2001, 2,977 civilians were killed and since then 6,969 US Military Personnel have been killed in the Global War on Terror.

Sobering.

Old 09-12-2019, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by DrDanH View Post
These statistics were shared with me. Due to the source, I have no reason to doubt their veracity:

On September 11th, 2001, 2,977 civilians were killed and since then 6,969 US Military Personnel have been killed in the Global War on Terror.

Sobering.
We had many service members come to many firehouses in the aftermath. Most were Special Forces, and they wanted to assure us they would get our revenge. They asked for our company and dept patches, which we eagerly supplied, to wear or carry with them in battle.May God bless our troops and especially those that didn't come home.
Old 09-12-2019, 06:14 AM
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My parents were scheduled to be in the South tower on the 87th floor on 9/12. Obviously that didn't happen.

Not sure if this was posted, but this is a pretty crazy story from someone flying on that day:

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unit...2001-a-11.html
Old 09-12-2019, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mikee332 View Post
Rapi, Since 9/11 we have had 203 FF's die from 9/11 related causes, mostly cancers and lung related issues. Within the 1st few weeks, a letter, written by a chemistry professor from Texas A&M, was mailed to every firehouse in the city. In it he described the various chemical compounds that could possibly be formed. Between the jet fuel, asbestos, florescent lights, various plastics and everything else, it made quite the toxic brew. And then more so as it has heated by the initial fire and afterward in the collapse. Most people don't know or remember the fire raged for months on end, and at extreme temperatures. This is one of the reasons why the remains of so many were never found, they had been incinerated. I remember reading that letter and thinking we were all going to grow 3 heads, it was chilling, and sadly it foretold the lives of so many yet to come. As to why it didn't effect everyone equally, I don't know, that is a question only God can answer.
On top of all that, we were there for days, that's it, not weeks and even months. I also really think the stuff was way more dangerous when air borne. Everything was wet when we arrived.
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On 9/11 I was at our home in the Czech Republic. The house was in a small village and at around 5:30 their time (10:30 EST in the U.S.) the Chief of police called me and told me to turn on my TV, something terrible is happening to your country. I didn't have a TV so I went on my computer but there was nothing on the internet yet. I called my office in Chicago and the office manager told me what had happened so far and that they were evacuating buildings in downtown Chicago. I felt so empty and helpless, the feeling is indescribable. I just sat there for a couple hours, I can't even explain how I felt through that. At around 8:00 the doorbell rang, We had a fenced in yard with a doorbell at the gate to get in. When I looked out I saw an old man that I recognized as seeing walking him as I drove trough the village. I went to the gate to see what he wanted and I saw that he was crying. He couldn't speak English and I couldn't speak Czech but he handed me a paper and it said "I am so sorry for the terrible thing that has happened to your country and we will be praying for your country." The old man gave me a hug and just walked away with his head down. I found out later that he had gone to one of the local school teachers house and had them write the note for him. Twice more that evening people I didn't know came to my house and with tears in their eyes and just shook my hand and gave me a hug. On 9/13 my wife flew out of Louisville Ky. to the Czech Republic, on one of the first commercial flights in the U.S. after 9/11, when I picked her up at the airport we went downtown Prague to Wenceslas Square to see an amazing tribute to the people that perished on 9/11 and to the U.S. There is a huge statue of St. Wenceslas there and it was covered with flowers and thousands of candles. There was also a huge crown there praying and bringing more flowers and candles and posting signs about terrorism. A month later this statue was still covered with fresh flowers and new candles.
Old 09-12-2019, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by jkapl001 View Post
On top of all that, we were there for days, that's it, not weeks and even months. I also really think the stuff was way more dangerous when air borne. Everything was wet when we arrived.
I knew this was bullshit.


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