Firefight

Firefight

Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11

eBook - 2008
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Amid all the stories of tragedy and heroism on September 11, there is one tale that has yet to be told--the gripping account of ordinary men and women braving the inferno at the Pentagon to rescue friends and co-workers, save the nation's military headquarters, and defend their country.
Publisher: New York : Presidio Press/Ballantine Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345507204
0345507207
Characteristics: xviii, 486 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Newman, Rick 1965-

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Feb 02, 2014

During the 9/11/2009 weekend, at 2:00 AM Sunday morning, I awoke because I had left my radio on, and stayed awake as I thought I must be dreaming. An NPR station was re-broadcasting a special, financed by Booz Allen, which included snippets of information political action groups had long been saying. Amazing! Called "We were on duty" or something like that, it basically covers the experience of those unfortunate people who survived the attack on the Pentagon, inlcuding one lady who worked offsite and had overslept that morning, and therefore did not immediately see the emergency email - - mailed around 2:00 AM - - directing the DIA's Financial Management staff to a last-minute meeting at the conference room by the Pentagon's west wall - - where Flight 77 would crash dead center into! This was the auditing team which had uncovered the unaccounted for $2.3 trillion in DoD funds - - which had recently been reported in the news. Almost the entire auditing team was wiped out that day. Wonder what became of that $2.3 trillion? Was it transferred out of the country from the computer/communications centers of Cantor Fitzgerald, Deutsche Bank, and Marsh AG (subsidiary of AIG) which were located at the strike points in the Twin Towers where those two other aircraft crashed into?

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