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"It was not a rehearsal, on 11 September 2001 the alarm ringed for real."
The news spread worldwide that one hijacked plane hits the tallest business building in the world known as 'World Trade Center.'
While employees were evacuating and finding their way out through the exit doors, the second hijacked airplane took the charge and hit the south tower at 9:07 am.
America was stunned, immediately army officers took their charge to save as many lives they can save from the attacks of Al-Qaeda.
It is the story of one such army officer, who stood like the milestone against the terrorists.
On September 11, 2001, Al-Qaeda hijackers flew two Boeing - 767 jets into the building with the motive of spreading terror in New York, America.
15 years ago today, Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked three airplanes to attack world trade center. Army Officer Cyril Richard Rescorla was among those 2,996 people who died and the whole world was feeling saddened and miserable.
Cyril Richard Rescorla is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated war heroes in modern American history. He died in the attacks of 9/11 after saving more than thousand employees who worked there.
He called me and said: "If something happens to me, I want you to know that you made my life."
He doesn't need any introduction. He is a war hero and will always be remembered for the way he served his nation on duty.
He kept running inside the south block of World Trade Center to save the employees. He was on duty till his last breath.
"I was searching the television screen like a crazy mad old woman to see my Rick one last time. I was scared."
The World Trade Centre was demolished completely and some unrecognizable bodies were also found. The American media came in front and helped the government positively.
"We both had very deep emotional connect, we cared for each other, and I regret that I wasn't with him when he took his last breath." - Susan Rescorla.
Cyril Richard Rescorla served UK and US military in many wars. After his retirement as an army officer, he opted for teaching and later became the director of securities in World Trade Center.
"Not every human is an army officer, but every army officer is human."
We understand what Susan Rescorla is going through, all these years of her life living alone.
We salute to Cyril Richard Rescorla for saving the life of many by giving his own.