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Date Submitted: 09/18/2002
Author Info: Michael (Easton, PA - USA) 
Occupation: Professional (Medical, legal, etc.)
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No
Knew someone who perished?: No

I work full time for an Air-medical helicopter service in eastern Pennsylvania. On 11 September 2001, I was working one of my part-time jobs with a ground ambulance. I was returning from a call when it was reported over a radio station that a plane had struck what the radio station referred to as one of the “twin towers” in NYC. I looked up at the clear blue sky and knew right away that it was NOT an accident. We quickly rushed back to the ambulance station to watch the events unfold live on the cable news. A short time later, we were advised that our service may be called to respond to NYC. We quickly stocked one of our larger units with all of the medical equipment that would fit. Since I was born on Staten Island, and had worked in the NYC financial district, I was one of the first to “sign up” to go if we were needed. That call to respond never came.


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