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  • #16
    Originally posted by Pray- hunt-work View Post
    It was Freshman year of high school. I was in Ms. Kablinskies U.S. History class. She escorted us to the next building over to get to a room with a TV in it. We watched as the entire thing unfolded. As I was opening the door for the other kids to get into the next building I swung the heavy door over my foot and ripped the top of my sneaker open and tore off my big toe nail. I sat down to watch the news events unfold and had the exact sentiments that BHR expressed. I remember I was bitter mad. When I got up from my school desk after watching the show the teacher realized there was a 3x3 area of blood under the desk. I had tried to keep it from her so I could continue watching the news.
    For sure that's a day you will never forget ripped off toe nail.

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    • #17
      I was in kindergarten. I don't know for certain how we found out what was going on, I think my grandma called. Mom turned the TV on in time for us to watch the second tower get hit.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by crm3006 View Post
        I was doing some rig inspections north of Ft. Worth. I got a call on my cell phone and in less than an hour, all the planes were grounded. Very eerie not to have a lot of airplane traffic that close to DFW. I went back to my motel in Decatur, TX, and watched the news and saw the planes hit. I called off the inspections and went back home. No one knew what was happening for several hours.
        I know that feeling I was living neat the Ft.Lauderdale Airport and No plains were flying.

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        • #19
          Ironically, I was packing for a trip to New York City.

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          • #20
            There is a FAA control center not far from me and some Controllers live in my area. The news here was the rogue plane that was heading for Cleveland that was out of touch with the Controllers. Bits and pieces of information would make it on the local news. Then the plane over Cleveland made the U-turn heading back East with F-15's scrambled to catch up to it. The plane eventually crashed in PA.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Milldawg View Post
              I was a Corporal on active duty in the Marine Corps. I was stationed at Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center . Indian head, MD 26 miles south of Washington, D.C. . I was walking towards the shop just getting done working on an LVS it’s a big truck the Marines use its an off road semi. My buddy Sgt. Butler stuck his head out the door and said they just crashed a plane into the WTC. I was stationed with Chemical Biological Nuclear Incident Response Force. Well we kicked it high gear after that the details are to long and to many write.
              No I was with C.B.I.R.F. We only about 450 Marines in the Unit. I don’t remember any Master Sargeant by that name. We only had a handful of E-8s and I knew all of them. When you guy in charge of fuel for generators and air conditioning/ coolers deployments everybody is your friend.

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              • #22
                I was working with a firm who had offices on Drexel's campus. It so happened that my younger brother was an intern there at the time and also lived just off campus.
                The internet wasn't what it is now, but I recall seeing the first stories of a small airplane strike on CNN, then as the available footage had a bad angle, another story that a helicopter filming the damage also crashed into it (the camera angle showed a news chopper turn go behind the building and then another fireball) I remember thinking there's no way that chopper did that. As things became clear I remember switching to BBC because traffic on the US news sites had overwhelmed their servers.
                Next was the announcements to vacate major city centers. Work shut down. My parents didn't live far from me and my brother wanted to take the train home with me so he could stay there for a day or two (which was reasonable).
                Office overlooked 30th St Station. The station was mobbed out the door. Had to be tens of thousands of people trying to get on Amtrak, buses, subway, and regional rail. Told him there was no way I was getting into such a predictably crowded area in the middle of an event like this.
                We went to his apartment and grabbed lunch watched it all unfold on TV, they went back to the station at around the normal rush. If I recall there was nobody in the main concourse of the station but us and Amtrack police along the walls and at entrances with a K9 or two in the mix. Staff behind counters. Dead silent. A handful of people on the platform for our train.
                One thing that I did witness that is unpopular to recall and draws fire was open celebration by certain groups in the street. I'm not saying it was everywhere, and I don't think it was a majority, but it happened.
                A lot of vendors in the food trucks in center city and on campus are from the ME. We're approaching one when a mini van pulls up, a bunch of guys hop out, and the staff in the truck come out and they're all jumping up and down and yelling and patting each other on the back.
                My brother is not a terribly confrontational guy, but I had to grab him by the collar and pull him along. "Dude, I buy my breakfast from that guy every day! Do you believe that $h!t?!" "Yes. I do. I also believe that if you took any action there you'd be the first guy on the news accused of a hate crime and those guys would all be telling a reporter how one of them just got news of their first born son. It might even be true. Let's go."

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Treestand View Post
                  My question was to my Sister "Who Bombed the Twin Towers The Japanese" My eyes still in sleep mode. She said I don't know Just turn on your TV!!
                  Good Lord, Treestand. How old ARE you?

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Treestand View Post
                    My question was to my Sister "Who Bombed the Twin Towers The Japanese" My eyes still in sleep mode. She said I don't know Just turn on your TV!!
                    I'm proud to say 78 and kicking.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by MattM37 View Post
                      Ironically, I was packing for a trip to New York City.
                      On a School trip or ??

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
                        There is a FAA control center not far from me and some Controllers live in my area. The news here was the rogue plane that was heading for Cleveland that was out of touch with the Controllers. Bits and pieces of information would make it on the local news. Then the plane over Cleveland made the U-turn heading back East with F-15's scrambled to catch up to it. The plane eventually crashed in PA.
                        The lets Roll Crew.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by MattM37 View Post
                          Ironically, I was packing for a trip to New York City.
                          Nope, headed down for a 3-day training conference for work. I was thirty that year. My then-girlfriend called me just before I was about to head out the door. She was from NYC and had family down there. I ended up spending most of the day trying to get a phone-call through to them, which I finally did around 2pm. She was a teacher and couldn't leave since all the schools up here were in lockdown, or whatever they called it back then (plus, I don't think she would have left her students in a crisis, even worried for her family as she was).

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by jcarlin View Post
                            I was working with a firm who had offices on Drexel's campus. It so happened that my younger brother was an intern there at the time and also lived just off campus.
                            The internet wasn't what it is now, but I recall seeing the first stories of a small airplane strike on CNN, then as the available footage had a bad angle, another story that a helicopter filming the damage also crashed into it (the camera angle showed a news chopper turn go behind the building and then another fireball) I remember thinking there's no way that chopper did that. As things became clear I remember switching to BBC because traffic on the US news sites had overwhelmed their servers.
                            Next was the announcements to vacate major city centers. Work shut down. My parents didn't live far from me and my brother wanted to take the train home with me so he could stay there for a day or two (which was reasonable).
                            Office overlooked 30th St Station. The station was mobbed out the door. Had to be tens of thousands of people trying to get on Amtrak, buses, subway, and regional rail. Told him there was no way I was getting into such a predictably crowded area in the middle of an event like this.
                            We went to his apartment and grabbed lunch watched it all unfold on TV, they went back to the station at around the normal rush. If I recall there was nobody in the main concourse of the station but us and Amtrack police along the walls and at entrances with a K9 or two in the mix. Staff behind counters. Dead silent. A handful of people on the platform for our train.
                            One thing that I did witness that is unpopular to recall and draws fire was open celebration by certain groups in the street. I'm not saying it was everywhere, and I don't think it was a majority, but it happened.
                            A lot of vendors in the food trucks in center city and on campus are from the ME. We're approaching one when a mini van pulls up, a bunch of guys hop out, and the staff in the truck come out and they're all jumping up and down and yelling and patting each other on the back.
                            My brother is not a terribly confrontational guy, but I had to grab him by the collar and pull him along. "Dude, I buy my breakfast from that guy every day! Do you believe that $h!t?!" "Yes. I do. I also believe that if you took any action there you'd be the first guy on the news accused of a hate crime and those guys would all be telling a reporter how one of them just got news of their first born son. It might even be true. Let's go."
                            Have heard those stories from several sources.
                            Liberals refuse to believe it!
                            Trump even mentioned it during his campaign.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Treestand View Post
                              My question was to my Sister "Who Bombed the Twin Towers The Japanese" My eyes still in sleep mode. She said I don't know Just turn on your TV!!
                              Still puts you under the age of most people I'd know who even out of a dead sleep would first assume the Japanese, but more understandable.

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                              • #30
                                I was hanging vinyl siding when the homeowner, a firefighter, came out and told us what happened. We packed up our tools and went home. About 6 months later I would start my career as a firefighter/EMT. I worked with that homeowner for about 15 years until his retirement.

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