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    Default In Remembrance of 9/11

    The day this happened 6 years ago I was already in DEP(delayed entry program) to join the US Navy. I was on my way to work that morning and didn't hear about anything as of yet to what had happened until about 30 minutes after I had arrived at work. There was nothing on the radio talking about it as I'm sure the DJ's were watching the news themselves trying to figure out what happened.

    This thing that happened made me even more firm and more determined to go join the armed forces and I spend 4 years of my life defending my country in the best way I could by doing my job.

    This is to commemorate and remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day!

    Thank you
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    /salute
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    Hoo-rah brother

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    Don't let me forget about all the people that lost their lives on the USS Cole, the US destroyer that was rammed by a small boat of explosives. One of the guys in the Navy that taught me about electronics was on that ship and had just transferred to Great Lakes, Illinois to teach and said he lost a couple of his good buddies on that ship.

    Also we cannot forget all the other attacks against the humanity of this planet. So this salute goes to everyone out there.
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    I still remember that morning when my wife came in and told me that a plane just crashed into the World Trade Center. I got up to watch the live news and something felt odd. As I continued to watch the live report, the second plane came into view and the bottom fell out of my stomache. Too many people, while maybe not forgetting it happened, forgot the feeling of that day and those that followed.
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    /salute

    I can remember the day, though not really the emotion (I don't think I had any. . . Shock, maybe?), even though I was only in 5th grade. Walked in to see it live on TV, since my teacher had turned it on. Was kind of awkward, seeing something that huge on TV. Hadn't really known anything that big to have happened during my lifetime, at that point.

    Can also remember the next two kids that came in, saw that the towers had been hit, and thought it was, exact quote, "Cooooool!" . . . . . . Thankfully, the teacher was right behind them.

    So, once again. . .

    /salute

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    5th grade? My god who else feels old now?

    I was supposed to be taping a city council meeting that day. Got up, rode my bike into City Hall and went right up to my cave and waited over an hour and a half after the meeting was supposed to start before I even found out what happened. I got caught up in my book and didn't notice the time passed while I was waiting for the mics downstairs to turn on as my cue to get back to my duties.

    I had an interesting day the year after though. I watched the sun set while leaning against a bluestone inside Stonhenge. And two days later a man in Dublin told me the story about how he went completely dry starting that day. His family was watching when he woke up in a stupor from the previous evening and he asked when the new James Bond film was coming out, thinking it was a trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirtach View Post
    5th grade? My god who else feels old now?
    God I was in the military. Man that does make me feel old.
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    It was 2am over here, I was playing Diablo2 and all over the channel came the news.

    I saw the second plane hit. Even on the other side of the world it had a profound effect on us. It affected the whole world in one foul swoop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddok View Post
    God I was in the military. Man that does make me feel old.
    Hey, I was already OUT of the military! (though only a 4 year stint) I seriously considered enlisting again, since they are always looking for Intel Ops guys, but decided against it for various reasons. I was in Saudi quite a bit and just missed both the OPM SANG and Kobar Tower bombings there.
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    /Salute and Semper Fi,

    I was on maternity leave at home with my 3 month old daughter on this day. I was watching in disbelief as the 2nd Plane hit tower #2. It is a day I will never forget as I found out that one of my former Co-workers was on that plane.

    With that said I would like to salute all the Men and Women of the armed forces, as well as the Police, Firefighters and EMT’s who also serve and protect us every day. Thank you for all that you do.
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    I must say I went to foxnews website and started watching some of the footage that was captured back then and brought back some of the feeling I felt back in that time.

    It was surreal to say the least!
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    I got up to get ready for work and it was on TV. Just sat there in shock. Not really sure how to react. Even down here in Australia we felt for you guys and your loss.
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    Some feelings experienced on that day: Shock. Inexpressible sorrow. Crushing grief. Black hate. Pride in my countrymen- all this without having personally known a single hero or survivor that was there.
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    Default Where I Was on 9-11-01

    September 11, 2001.

    The Players:
    CH-47D Chinook Helicopter on Transport Mission to pick up a new engine from Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Callsign: Army Four-Eight.

    Kansas City ARTCC (Air Route Traffic Control Center, Callsign: Kansas City Center)

    Fort Campbell TRACon (Terminal Radar Area Control, Callsign: Fort Campbell Approach)

    <ICS> Internal Communications between the crew.



    The Dialogue:
    Army Four-Eight: Kansas City Center, Army Four-Eight. Like to terminate IFR and proceed visual, request frequency change Fort Campbell Approach.

    Kansas City Center: Army 48 negative on the freq change. Remain my freq for the time being. There's been an, um, incident, further instructions to follow when able. Remain my freq, remain clear of Fort Campbell Airspace.

    Army Four-Eight: WILCO Center. Stay up you, remain clear Fort Campbell. Advise when possible. Any idea as to what's going on?

    Kansas City Center: An airliner just crashed into the world trade center in New York.

    <ICS> My Flight Engineer (FE) in the back of the Aircraft over the Inter-Com System: Did they just say an aircraft hit the ****ing trade towers in New York?

    <ICS> My Copilot (PI) Yeah Russ, I think that's what they said. Holy ****, this is not good.

    <ICS> Me (Pilot in Command, PC) I hope to god this was an accident and not done on purpose cause it has all the hallmarks of an attack.

    [Approx 6 minute delay during which various topics of what is going on and how it happened are discussed using appropriately colorful military terminology.]

    Kansas City Center: Army Four-Eight, Kansas City Center.

    Army Four-Eight: Army Four-Eight, Go center.

    Kansas City Center: Army Four-Eight, Federal Aviation Administration is issuing an administrative grounding of all aircraft airborne over US at this time. Because you're carrying a military callsign, you can request exemption, however be advised that the Air Force may intercept and escort you, and has been authorized use of deadly force to prohibit incursions into no-fly areas. Recommend you land immediately at nearest suitable airfield.

    Army Four-Eight: Roger center. We'll comply with the grounding. We are approx 30 miles from our intended landing point at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. ETE 13 minutes to touchdown if we proceed inbound. Request to continue inbound to Fort Campbell.

    Kansas City Center: Army Four-Eight, continue inbound to Fort Campbell. Contact Fort Campbell Approach. Frequency Change Approved. Good Luck guys, I think you're going to be real busy, real soon.

    Army Four-Eight: So long Center, and thanks for the well-wishes. Four-Eight over to approach.

    [Changes Radio Frequencies]

    Army Four-Eight: Fort Campbell Approach, Army Four-Eight.

    Approach: Army Four-Eight, Fort Campbell Approach.

    Army Four-Eight: Fort Campbell Approach, Army Four-Eight is a CH-47D Chinook Helicopter, 30 miles north inbound landing for the transient ramp, complying with FAA Grounding. We have the current ATIS (Automated Terminal Information System) and we're requesting fuel.

    Approach: Army Four-Eight, proceed inbound direct transient ramp. Current Altimeter 30.20. Report entering Fort Campbell Airspace. You'll stay up with me as I'm handling tower functions as well.

    Army Four-Eight: Roger Approach, 30.20 on the kollsman, inbound direct for the transient ramp. Stay up with you.

    [About 10 minutes delay while we discuss more possible scenarios in yet more appropriately colorful language and perform before landing checks.]

    Army Four-Eight: Fort Campbell Approach, Army Four-Eight is 5 north inbound landing transient ramp.

    Approach: Army Four-Eight, avoid overflight of any active aircraft on the field, avoid overflight of 160th SOAR ramp and buildings. Cleared to land on the bravo taxiway adjacent to the transient ramp. A follow-me vehicle will meet you and guide you to parking. Be advised, a second aircraft has now collided with the second tower. You may be here a while. I'll have base ops send a courtesy vehicle.

    Army Four-Eight: A SECOND aircraft?!?! I guess that sort of rules out an accident doesn't it?

    Approach: Yeah, I think it does. Confirm cleared to land.

    Army Four-Eight: Roger, cleared to land on bravo taxiway, look for the follow-me. And thanks for your help with Base Ops.

    <ICS> PC: **** guys, this is gonna be bad. We're not going anywhere for a while. Hope you brought your toothbrush.

    <ICS> PI: I think we're right. We just got attacked. I hope we don't *****-foot around like Clinton did. I think Bush'll hit the ******** responsible back so hard when they land their turbin will be out of style.

    <ICS> FE: Bet it was a terrorist attack. In fact, I'll be you a case of Shiner Bock that it's that little rat**** bin Laden.

    <ICS> PC: No way I'm taking that bet Russ. But only cause I think you're balls-on right.

    <ICS> PI: Got the LZ in site. Got the Follow-me. Set it down on the taxiway?

    <ICS> PC: Yeah Mike. Put it down on the intersection of the taxiway and the access to the ramp.

    [After Landing Checks]

    Army Four-Eight: Approach, Army Four-Eight clear of bravo taxiway, has the follow-me, going to parking. Thanks for your help. What's the ETA for the fuel truck?

    Approach: No problem, welcome to Fort Campbell. No ETA on fuel. I think everyone's glued to the TV right now.

    Army Four-Eight: Yeah. I'd bet.
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    Default the fire still burns

    I felt shock, anger, then cold resolve.

    roger that on the re-up thing. I'd just left 10 yrs from the USA on 9/11 and almost did it myself. My lil girls kept me sane enough to stay stateside tho. my mission now is to see them through ok.

    anyway we've survived to witness these days, hopefully to see justice served.

    GREAT POST COWBOY! dam that took me back to tac tower days. 111th atc
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    On September 11th, 2001... I'll never forget that day.

    I was stationed in Okinawa Japan enjoying some beer with a couple of my buddies that lived on the same deck as I did in our barracks. It was a tuesday night (remember time zones), and I'll never forget it.

    We were watching a movie, Mystery Men I believe, getting a pretty good buzz going on too I might add. Suddenly I heard a shout from across the hall. One of my team leaders shouting for me, "Sergeant <name>! Sergeant you gotta see this!"

    So I saunter over to his room, a beer in both hands and a cigarette burnin' in my mouth. I walk in and see 5 Marines watching CNN. EXACTLY at that point is when the second plane hit the towers as I watched. It really didn't register with me being kinda off my rocker, "What the hell are you guys watching?"

    "Dude," one of the Marines start to pipe... he's a first year boot so I let it go, "It's an attack! They're ramming planes into the world trade center!" I don't think I've ever, even to this day, sobered up faster than I did that night. I was instantly alert. I ran over to my room, tossed the bottles and cig into the sink, grabbed a skivvy shirt and shouted for my platoon to get into the hall, I have a mighty set of lungs.

    It took no more than 10 seconds for them all to get into formation (lined along the bulkheads), "Alright m*therf***ers. We're in the sh*t now, toss the beer and start packing your gear because if my guess is right we're gonna have an early morning flight to god knows where." I started barking orders to my team leaders, banged on the hatch of the company armorers to give 'em a heads up etc. etc.

    By 11 a.m. the next morning we were on the tarmac heading out to Jakarta, Indonesia to protect the U.S. embassy there. Mid-flight we were informed that Bin-Laden had released a "call to the muslims of the world, to rise up against the tyrants of the west". Indonesia is home to the largest population of Muslims in the world, we were told to expect a hostile welcome.

    September 11th, 2001... I'll never forget that day.
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    My friend and I had returned from watching a JETS game the night before. We were supposed to stay with a friend only 9 blocks from the Towers but he was out all night so we headed home. I can remember vividly driving to the city looking across the river and seeing the NY skyline. Unfortunately it was the last time I would ever see it the way it was. We headed back down that evening to help with rescue efforts. Even with all the noise of machines working and the hussle of all those working to save lives it was strangely quiet.

    I know that seems a contradiction but for those who were there they might get my meaning. While I remember those who died I try and remember those who fought for life which will always serve as a reminder that no matter how horrible the deeds of some may be... the courage and heart of most will always inspire.

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    GREAT POST!

    on that morning i had been out of the Marine Corps 1yr & 5 months. i remember the morning so clearly, i was in my appartment and my mom called me and told me to turn on the tv, any station and she would call me back later. i turned on the tv and the first thing i heard was that disney world had shut down all operations for the day. i thought, weird, why would disney world shut down? then the news flashed and i saw the first of the towers on fire. to be honest, at first it didnt even dong in my head that that was the NYC WTC buildings...then i was glued to the tv for the next 5 hours watching the story unfold as the second building was struck and they both fell to the ground. i remember watching those scenes and my heart falling, i felt sick to my stomach.

    i had been discharged from the corps with an honorable discharge due to medical reasons with an RE-5 reenlist code (unable to reenlist)

    even though i knew i couldnt reenlist every part of my being told me that the only place i wanted to be at that moment was in my uniform, with my brothers in arms, posed to strike back!

    i still feel that way even today, 6 years later. my brother is an officer in the Marine Corps serving in Iraq as i write this, as well as a family friend's son who was just awarded the combat infantry badge and is being considered for a bronze star. i thank the lord for those 2 men that are over there providing the very blanket of freedom that my wife, baby girl and myself will sleep under tonight.

    thank you to all service members who have served, are currently serving and those of you amoung us that have not yet heeded the calling of our country's need for your service.

    God Bless America!
    God Bless our Troops!

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    Truthfully, I was asleep when the attacks happened. I was stationed over at RAF Lakenheath, England, and had been working mids shift. I got a call late in the afternoon telling me that we weren't going to work that night. No reason, just don't show up. First thing I did was grab the remote and turn on CNN. Complete shock just washed over me as I was watching the replays.

    Being the only F-15 units in Europe, we were all biting at the bit to be the ones called up and start blowing the hell out of things in retaliation.

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