I served in the U.S. Army for 10 years as an enlisted member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. After getting out of the Army, I decided to join the U.S. Navy Reserves. I was active duty for training on September 11, 2001 attending the Navy’s Leadership Continuum Course at the Mine Warfare Training Center […]
Entries for the ‘Memories of 9/11’ Category
For me, as for many of us, the morning of September 11, 2001 started off like any other. It was a beautiful day in St. Charles, Missouri. My wife & I had one young son & one on the way. An Army guy, I was a traditional National Guardsman and a small business owner with […]
In March 1999, after my promotion to Captain, my husband and I decided to embark on a new adventure with our daughter who was 4 and son who was 9 months old, and I applied to go from an Army Reservist to an Active Duty Soldier. On 8 September 2001, I received orders for Active […]
Needless to say, the impact on that day changed my life forever. Gone was the belief that our country’s borders were safe from foreign attack. Gone was the security blanket and the innocence of an entire generation of people that never knew what it was like to enjoy that security and feelings of protection. If […]
I was not in the military on 9/11. I had ETS’d out of the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Fighter Wing and I was working as a refueler at Lambert Airport in St. Louis. On the night before the attack, I worked late into the night and awoke only after the planes hit the towers. When […]
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