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David Finn, [Nuns looking at missing notices following September 11th terrorists attack, 2001, New York City], 2001
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I was a Chief Petty Officer (CPO) working for the Coast Guard in Chesapeake, VA. I had not long been at work when a fellow technician came to tell me that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. Petty Officer Melanie Easterling, who would later volunteer for duty in...[more]
    
I was on my way to work in Alexandria after dropping my son off at school after an early-morning dentist appt. I had been listening to a book on tape and hadn't heard the news. My husband called me and I put on the radio and I thought at first that it must have been...[more]
 
I was at a corporate training center for Metlife, which is located in Secaucus, NJ, and in fact, our building was tall enough to allow us a good view of the cityscape of the lower half of Manhattan. I remember on the night of Sept 10, I had visited the World Trade...[more]
    
I was at work, as a 911 dispatcher in East Haven, CT., on 09/11/01. Watching the news and talking on the telephone to my best friend, I informed her that a plane just hit the WTC. At first I thought, as many others did, that this was a horrific accident. When the...[more]
 
On September 11, I was working in my office as a school counselor in a Bronx high school. My seventh floor windows faced south looking toward lower...[more]
    
I was walking home from class at my university on the morning of September 11, 2001. I was taking advantage of one of Americans' greatest privlages, the opportunity of education.

After learning of the events that had occured, I was numb, dazed and fearful. I called...[more]
 

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