Officer George Howard. A sixteen year veteran of the Pourt Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Emergency Service Unit, Howard received the City of New York’s Medal of Valor for his rescue of hundreds in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He was killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center’s north tower while attempting to rescue victims inside.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul T. Anderson. An Army paratrooper and Desert Storm veteran, Anderson was in his office in the Pentagon when the plane hit on September 11, 2001. He is credited with leading more than fifty people out of the building to safety in the immediate aftermath of the crash, and then repeatedly returning to the building to search for survivors.
Lieutenant Commander David A. Tarantino. A Navy doctor assigned to the military’s humanitarian aid program, Tarantino escaped from the devastated wing of the Pentagon only to re-enter the burning building to search for survivors.
Lieutenant Thomas O’Hagen, Firefighters Paul Beyer, William Green, Thomas Holohan and William Johnson. Engine Company Number 6 of the New York Fire Department was on of the first companies to arrive at the devastated World trade Center towers. Rushing up forty stories, they led hundreds to safety from the burning building. Only William Green survived.
Jeremy Glick. A marketing executive for an Internet company, Jeremy called his wife from United Flight 93 after the hijacking and learned that planes had already crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Jeremy, and at least two other passengers, led the resistance to the hijackers and thwarted their efforts to crash the plane into another target.
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