Thursday, September 12, 2002

Another 9/11 story:

The one that touched me most was the story of Cornish-born Rick Rescorla, who fought in the battle of Ia Drang (his photo is on the cover of the book We Were Soldiers Once...and Young. See links on this LZXray site to the stories) and ended up as security director for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, in the World Trade Center. Rick got almost all his staff out of the building but died going back looking for more. Yesterday a memorial was unveiled in Cornwall, and today Charles Winpenny, the dogged photographer of all things beautiful there, has photos on his Cornwall cam site. (BBC Cornwall covered it too.) Some days the stories all come together.

(Added Friday:) And on the topic, a new book about Rescorla has just been published. Heart of a Soldier, Simon & Shuster.


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