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  • #16
    Dorm room in college...horrific...I had friends that lived very close...they turned out to be ok

    Still leaves a pit in my stomach...f-ing religion


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    I am here: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.635205,-91.524210
    '79 all the time

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    • #17
      Working at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) seeing about 34 planes fly in and parking out on a field near our hangar.

      http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...-memories.html

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      • #18
        saw this picture yesterday ....
        Attached Files

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        • #19
          Flying from US Coast Guard Air Station Miami out to the Keys in a HH-65 to do some hoisting practice, got out to Marathon and was told to RTB (return to base) without any further explanation. Called back to Miami on the radio concerned there was something wrong with our helo, told nothing wrong with Helo just to RTB. Got back to the base and that is when we were able to see what was happening. Then for the next several months we were flying patrols along the coast line and doing a lot of aerial escort's of maritime activity.

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          • #20
            I was student teaching at the time, it was in between classes and someone mentioned a plane hit a building in NYC. I thought they were full of it, then listened to it on an old radio in the middle of the gymnasium in utter shock.
            sigpic Just trying to get my head above water.

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            • #21
              Working on a Bradley in the 1/7 Cav Motorpool, Fort Hood Texas, then got locked down there for 72 hours while we were "waiting" for deployment orders that never came, 4th ID went first instead of 1st Cav.

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              • #22
                Fishing on Laguna Madre South Texas never knew a thing until we came in later that day.

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                • #23
                  I was at work, waiting on an arrest warrant. While waiting I was talking with a friend of mine (he was off duty) who works for NYPD. We concluded the call, as he was going to head into the city. It was a while before I heard back from him, but it sure was a nice call.

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                  • #24
                    9th grade physics class, the teacher had the news on and we saw the second plane hit.

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                    • #25
                      Driving from the office to a job a friend called me and told me the news. My first thought was the rapture had taken place.
                      Automatic doors make me feel like a Jedi

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                      • #26
                        I was at a satellite office in Jersey City (clear view of Lower Manhattan). I had heard the reports on the radio of the first plane hitting but the second pane hit when I was walking into the office so I was unaware of this. Then had to start working. They had the news on in the office and after a short time I was glued. Granted this news channel was in Spanish, they were translating...but you could tell what was happening. After the first building collapsed, we all went outside (as did half of Jersey City), and just stared. We watched the second tower collapsed and I declared, "I'm going home"! It was the most somber ride home I have ever had.

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                        • #27
                          ha i'm gonna make you all feel old, but i was in 5th grade when this happened. Walked into class early with some friends and the teacher had the tv on after the first plane hit. we watched for a little then the teacher ran up and shut the tv off and said "you're not allowed to watch this." They took everyone 4th grade and under out of the school and made an announcement to us left about what happened. Went home that day and never left the front of the tv watching. I live near Wright-Patterson Air Force base and they were scrambling jets out of there creating sonic booms (which i had never heard before- scared the crap out of me).

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                          • #28
                            I was in Hawaii, so I was asleep. I did receive a phone call while it was happening, I did not recognize the number and it was an out of state number. They did not leave a message and to this day I wonder if it was someone trying to reach their loved ones. Finally my wife called me, she worked shift work, woke me up and told me to turn on the TV. After that day I remember just how cut off an island can be without planes flying in and out.

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                            • #29
                              I was at work... still in the shop fab at that time... we were listening to AM radio... we all just stopped sttod and listened. We did eventually go back to work however. Watching all the specials over the weekend got me bummed about it all over again. Made me wonder if it is some sick day of celebration in other countries???
                              He comes atcha... He don't seem to be livin...

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                              • #30
                                11th grade electric class (vocational school). Heard it early on Howard Stern and turned the TV on, then we watched everything from the second plane on unfold live. It was also incredibly strange not hearing/seeing any airplanes since school was right next to an international airport.

                                I've always been a happy, driven person, but for the rest of that week I felt I guess depressed and very unmotivated...sure I wasn't alone. Haven't been that way since.
                                '78 S & S

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