The Man Who Saw It Coming: Rick Rescorla Predicted 9/11 And Saved Thousands Of Lives
Morgan Stanley security director Rick Rescorla's story on 9/11 -- and before:
I didn't have time to watch the entire 10 minutes, but I hope they mentioned that Rick Rescorla was once a platoon leader in the US Army, under Col. Hal Moore, in the Ia Drang Valley battle of November, 1965, made famous in the book and film "We Were Soldiers (Once . . . And Young)." He came to the US from his native Cornwall to fight in Vietnam against Communists, and ended up singing "Men of Harlech" at full voice while shepherding people down the stairs as the tower fell over him.
Posted by: Grey Ghost
at September 11, 2013 1:45 PM
>> Men of Harlech
Checked it out on youtube and wikipedia. You learn something new everyday.
Posted by: Eric
at September 11, 2013 1:58 PM
A very smart, brave man. I remember reading about him in The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley. That's a really good read, as is her blog, full of great information on how people really behave during emergencies and how apparently instinctive behavior can get in the way of survival of modern disasters. Rick got that, and his preparations saved a lot of lives. I feel like reading it has given me a slightly better chance of saving myself and even others if I ever find myself in a disaster situation (shudder).
Posted by: DS
at September 11, 2013 4:11 PM
I wish I had a picture and name of the NYPD officer that LTC Grossman uses in his training.
But regardless, there are some jobs that, when you enter into them, you have to make a decision as to whether you come first of the people that you serve come first.
Many of them lost their lives on 9/11. And I can't be prouder of them. It shows the inherent goodness of people and I label them all heroes.
Posted by: Jim P.
at September 11, 2013 8:42 PM
People drive to work in cars or pirates? (required):