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slaughlin
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North Dad Gum Louisiana
Member since Apr 2008
2733 posts

re: Where were you?
Left that morning from Vernon Parish to go play golf at Sam Rayburn. Heard about the first plane on car radio. Got to the course and walked into the pro shop just in time to see the second plane on their tv. Watched coverage for three hours then headed back home. Golf didn't even cross our minds, obviously


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BoomNation
Auburn Fan
wetumpka. alabama
Member since Feb 2015
1177 posts

re: Where were you?
as I posted on facebook last night I was nine years old at the time and still in school was unaware of anything happening that day until around 4:30 in the evening when I got home my day at school was the same as it always was running and playing tag, football, hide and seek, etc. but at precisely 4:30 pm my family turned on the local news and footage of two large planes crashing into two large planes. I asked what was happening and they told me "Bad People" were responsible that was always my dads way of telling me stuff like this by saying "Bad People did it"

2001 showed me how scary the world really was a month prior to this the shannon paulk girl disappeared
This post was edited on 9/11 at 2:13 pm


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t00f
New Orleans Saints Fan
Eating CCBBQ in the zone
Member since Jul 2016
31283 posts

re: Where were you?
working 4 blocks from the Sears Tower. Internet was basically useless, no TV's. Listening to the radio and watching the Sears Tower thinking it was next. Not long after they evacuated the entire downtown area. Pretty serene train ride back to the burbs. Not a sound on the train the entire way home.


Numberwang
Missouri Fan
West Finger, Arkansas
Member since Feb 2012
8133 posts

re: Where were you?
No planes in their air for what, 4 days?

People stranded at airports all over the country and world.

Sad, sad day in our nation's history.


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Heyes
LSU Fan
Baton. Rouge
Member since Jul 2013
123 posts
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re: Where were you?
Not only did they know in advance , but they were held for about a month and then told their story on Israeli tv. One of them says “we were there to document the event “
How can you document something unless you know it’s going to happen


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Crimson Wraith
Alabama Fan
Member since Jan 2014
13384 posts

re: Where were you?
I was cutting my grass. Had just returned from deployment to Saudi Arabia about a week before. Lady next door came over and told me what was going on.


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northshorebamaman
Washington Fan
WA
Member since Jul 2009
28625 posts

re: Where were you?
When I got to PT the first plane had hit and someone mentioned it. I think we all assumed it was a Cessna or something like that. Walking back from PT the word was already going around that a second plane hit. I showered and went to the chow hall and that was the first time I saw actual footage of the second crash. Immediately clear that we were going to war.


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DisplacedBuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2013
43821 posts
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re: Where were you?
I was in college. Dropped my classes and enlisted the next day.


roadGator
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Member since Feb 2009
97990 posts

re: Where were you?
Did you get to send any to their 70 virgins?


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SquatchDawg
Georgia Fan
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Member since Sep 2012
8235 posts

re: Where were you?
Driving into work in a Charlotte NC. Got to my office and kept the radio on all morning. They had a TV in the break room that everyone piled into to watch.


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DisplacedBuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2013
43821 posts
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re: Where were you?
I'll just say that I wish I could've done more.


roadGator
Florida Fan
Member since Feb 2009
97990 posts

re: Where were you?
Good on ya.

I was in grad school part time and a goat humper was in the computer lab at the same time. He pulled up an email with a animation of the twin towers falling and he smiled and chuckled.

I stood up and asked him to share what was funny. Of course he declined and hit the door quickly.

I asked my FBI buddy I played basketball if he would ask dude some questions. I never asked if he followed up. Likely not becauae our laws protect such behavior.


davyjones
LSU Fan
North Central, LA
Member since Feb 2019
3450 posts
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re: Where were you?
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I was in college. Dropped my classes and enlisted the next day.

:dam son:



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DisplacedBuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Member since Dec 2013
43821 posts
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re: Where were you?
Honestly, I don't know how I'd react to that shite.


roadGator
Florida Fan
Member since Feb 2009
97990 posts

re: Where were you?
Well. We probably both had the same initial thought on what to do.



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Dawgirl
Georgia Fan
Member since Oct 2015
3609 posts

re: Where were you?
I was 28 at the time. At work. Head partner in firm caming racing down the hall to my bosses office and right in front of me he told her a plane just flew into the WTC. Her best friend worked in one of the Towers so she freaked out. Me and another legal assistant immediately went into the breakroom and turned on the tv. Not too long after, we were standing there watching the TV and another attorney came in and I said those buildings were going to collapse and he said they weren't. Then about 2 minutes later, the first tower came down.

Got home from work and immediately turned on the news. First time seeing the aftermath and I buried my head in my hands, began to cry thinking there was no way anyone in those buildings survived.

The days after were eerie since there were no planes in the sky. Will NEVER FORGET.


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CheEngineer
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2019
30 posts

re: Where were you?
High school geometry class. They rolled in the tv and turned it on after the first one.


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PanhandleTigah
USA Fan
Panama City FL via LaPlace LA
Member since May 2008
6019 posts

re: Where were you?
I was working Wing Readiness at Aviano AB Italy.

I saw the second plane hit on The Today Show on AFN in our lobby. It didn’t take long for the Wing CC to ask for 100% accountability and my office was the in charge of the process. It took 72 hours but we finally did it.

Before all hell broke loose I did get to call my parents and tell them what was going on. They were still asleep. Then I called my brother because it was his 37th birthday. He told me he just wanted us to get the bastards. He is no longer with us so I take this day to remember him.
This post was edited on 9/11 at 9:48 pm


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