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    Re: 9-11-01....Where were you?

    I was in the Marine Corps stationed at Camp Lejeune. I was at the V.A. hospital when things started to happen. Once I was leaving the base was packed with security. People were sitting still forever. It took me an hour and a half to drive 2 blocks. I remember my family calling me crying asking me if I was going to war.

    I have a lot of sept 11th memories.


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    Re: 9-11-01....Where were you?

    "6-KINGS" wrote:
    At my current job.
    I remember my "Company" telling me to turn off the news at it unfolded.
    To "get to work"
    "You'll be fired if the boss finds you listening to the news"
    "No phone calls about it"
    "You must go to the our quarterly meeting today as well"
    At the Meeting there was a big screen TV in the Lobby. We were told to not watch.

    This is who I must spend my days with.
    Their real core beliefs and true colors showed that day.

    I will always remember 9/11
    I will also remember what type of people led me here that day at work and how full of self interest they were as our Nation was brought to it's knees by terrorists.

    I will never forget or forgive either.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!
    6-kings




    Wow 6,







    Sounds like some real winners you get to work for, but your not alone my friend...Two other days I'll never forget...






    I was working one day when a much younger friend of mine fliped a forklift and trapped underneath it, all hell broke lose, but I then thought of the the other fork lift on the site, I didn't think I could run that fast, but I drove the other lift to him after getting it and lifted the other one off him, within 10 mins, Police, EMT's, and then Life Star Helicopter shows up.
    My friend ended up living, but went thru many a months of physical theropy and surgerys.....After he had been flown away, my forman at the time came up to me and the first thing he asked me was could I go back to the excavatory and start digging the footings again
    :
    I told him to stuff his excavator up his ass and went home...






    The second one was, an Uncle and Nephew feel from a roof on the job I was working at, and they landed only about 15 feet from me. Of all places to land, they landed in the masons rubble pile....They were both knocked out with blood coming from there ears, noses, mouths, a sure sign of some serious head injurys.....I picked up a sheet of styrofoam insulation and gentaly put a piece under each ones head till the experts got there....My boss happened to see me do this and asked why did I have to use the new styrofoam..... :

    He then implied something like the first story, about getting back to work.
    I said if he opened his mouth again, I was going knock his teeth out.....






    The uncle survived, but the nephew died 3 days later, when I heard he died, one of the first people I had to see was the boss (owener) walk by.
    I walked up to him and quit right then and there.....






    It's sad but true, this world is full of some very cold hearted people, not only terrorist, but even some of our own so called True Blue Americans...






    There are a number of days we will never forget, these are just two more I think of when thinking about days that had some very serious impacts on my life..






    But 9-11 is surely one of the saddest.....


    I LOVE THE SMELL OF VICTORY IN THE MORNING AIR.

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    Re: 9-11-01....Where were you?

    i was at my office in Athens Greece, we were working for a stock company here with data feeds from a place in new york so we had a a dedicated ip in new york for the financial data feeds.

    my gf called me and said a plane just hit one of the towers. so i sat down and opened up some web sites. can't remember who but i found 3 dif web cams that were overviewing the city, and u could see the towers in all 3.

    I watched for a few minutes of the one smoking and then saw a shadow. i had a glimpse of the second plane hit. smoke and the remains of explosion fire. then it all went dead.

    couldn't even connect to my own vpn there. either they cut the lines, or the addressing network to new york.

    i've heard lots of stories from friends and relitives in the city, and can just say it was one day i'll mark as realizing just how mortal we are.

    DiGiTaL

    "We tried to stick with it, but there was a point where we were beating our head against a wall," Seattle Coach Mora talking about running at the Williams Wall

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    "VikingNed" wrote:
    "6-KINGS" wrote:
    At my current job.
    I remember my "Company" telling me to turn off the news at it unfolded.
    To "get to work"
    "You'll be fired if the boss finds you listening to the news"
    "No phone calls about it"
    "You must go to the our quarterly meeting today as well"
    At the Meeting there was a big screen TV in the Lobby. We were told to not watch.

    This is who I must spend my days with.
    Their real core beliefs and true colors showed that day.

    I will always remember 9/11
    I will also remember what type of people led me here that day at work and how full of self interest they were as our Nation was brought to it's knees by terrorists.

    I will never forget or forgive either.

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!
    6-kings




    Wow 6,







    Sounds like some real winners you get to work for, but your not alone my friend...Two other days I'll never forget...






    I was working one day when a much younger friend of mine fliped a forklift and trapped underneath it, all hell broke lose, but I then thought of the the other fork lift on the site, I didn't think I could run that fast, but I drove the other lift to him after getting it and lifted the other one off him, within 10 mins, Police, EMT's, and then Life Star Helicopter shows up.
    My friend ended up living, but went thru many a months of physical theropy and surgerys.....After he had been flown away, my forman at the time came up to me and the first thing he asked me was could I go back to the excavatory and start digging the footings again
    :
    I told him to stuff his excavator up his jiggly butt and went home...






    The second one was, an Uncle and Nephew feel from a roof on the job I was working at, and they landed only about 15 feet from me. Of all places to land, they landed in the masons rubble pile....They were both knocked out with blood coming from there ears, noses, mouths, a sure sign of some serious head injurys.....I picked up a sheet of styrofoam insulation and gentaly put a piece under each ones head till the experts got there....My boss happened to see me do this and asked why did I have to use the new styrofoam..... :

    He then implied something like the first story, about getting back to work.
    I said if he opened his mouth again, I was going knock his teeth out.....






    The uncle survived, but the nephew died 3 days later, when I heard he died, one of the first people I had to see was the boss (owener) walk by.
    I walked up to him and quit right then and there.....






    It's sad but true, this world is full of some very cold hearted people, not only terrorist, but even some of our own so called True Blue Americans...






    There are a number of days we will never forget, these are just two more I think of when thinking about days that had some very serious impacts on my life..






    But 9-11 is surely one of the saddest.....
    Sweet Moses NED!

    This world has some "weeds" in it that is for sure.
    I think very soon Americans will be pulling weeds at home.

    "VICTORY IS MINE!"

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    Re: 9-11-01....Where were you?

    I was also in the Marine Corps fresh out of my MOS school.
    When getting to my new unit, I was put on a MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit) which at the time, typically just floated around on a ship in the mediterranean doing training all over Europe.
    We were out in the desert in Cali doing desert warfare training.
    We finished up around the 8th or 9th and were scheduled to fly back to n.c. on the 12th.
    We woke up the morning of the 11th ready for another day full of relaxing with cards and junk food, standing in formation while all of the senior Marines were acting a little odd for some reason.
    Then our Gunny came over and asked where all of his New York Marines were at and about 6 or 7 raised their hands.
    They were then instructed to fall out off to the side and were soon informed of the tragedy that had taken place.
    They were then sent to the phone center to call home to check on their families while the rest of us learned what had happened.
    At first we thought maybe it had been an accident of some epic proportion.
    We then headed down to the warriors club which is where we went to have a beer or two, play some pool, or just watch CNN.
    So there we were watching the coverage of the first plane when the second came crashing in in the background.
    Then it was obvious that this was no accident.
    And of course we grew more and more angry by the minute.
    So we had to wait for our flight back a few days later w/ fighter jet escorts.
    To make a long story short, our MEU had now turned into an operation to afghanistan to rid the country of the taliban obviously.
    Then a while later, I found myself in Iraq for the invasion which was quite interesting as well!
    I then left active duty and came home as a reserve Marine.
    I then found myself feeling somewhat guilty knowing that all of my friends that were still in were still going over there back and forth, so i volunteered to go back again.
    This time I was along the border of Syria for operations Steel Fist and Iron Curtain.
    And returned home this past March, just in time for St. Pattie's day!
    WooHoo!
    I was then getting settled back in when i was activated recently for a possible round 3 this winter.
    Can't wait!
    Well, thats about it.
    The worse thing about it is that i'll miss the Vikings winning the Super Bowl this year!!!
    I can hope right!
    "The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanist bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!"----Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Re: 9-11-01....Where were you?

    Semper Fi! I was stationed at New River in NC. Where were you stationed?

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    A day none of us will ever forget.
    I was sleeping when it first happened.
    I had the day off from work and my mom and I planned on going shopping that day.
    My mom comes flying up the stairs, "wake up wake up"
    she had tears streaming down her face.
    We spent the whole day watching tv.
    One of the sadest days of my life.

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    I was in my second year of college in DC (Howard Univ) on Sep 11th.
    At the time the dorms where overfilled and the put up a hundred or so of us in hotel across from the pentagon.
    (The Doubletree hotel with the revolving restaurant on top if people are familiar with the area).
    I one of my classes someone ran in and told us what happened and turn on a TV.
    We went to our computer lab that had multiple tv's and saw what was happening.
    On another tv it showed also what happened at the pentagon and then we all had to leave the building.
    All of us that where staying at the hotel and to group on a bus and sit on the campus until we got the word to go.
    A couple hours later we traveled back to the hotel where the roads where completely empty (very rare for DC) and you could see the smoke rising from the Pentagon for miles.
    That's an image I will never forget.

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    I was taking my girlfriend to her class, the funny thing was we had no idea what happend because we were running late and I always have a CD in the car.
    After dropping her off I went to the bank, on the way there i switched CD's and thats when i found out.
    I dont live in that town anymore but i can remember the house i was in front of when i slammed on the brakes to pull over trying to cope with what just happend.
    I have never felt that numb before.
    I went back right away to pick her up and all we did for the rest of the day was sit and stare at the TV.
    I also remember the price gouging the gas stations were doing that night.
    I will never forget that day, I will never let my son forget that day. He was born may the following year.

    You republican whore!

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    oohrah,
    i was at camp lejeune for my first 4 years.
    now I&I wichita.
    semper fi bro!
    "The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanist bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!"----Eleanor Roosevelt

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