Monday, September 10, 2007

History Cannel: The Man Who Predicted 9/11: Rick Rescorla September 12, 3:00 AM to 4:00 AM

Set your VCRs and DVRs or just stay up and watch this show. There are two air times. This man, Rick Rescorla, is a true hero and he paid the ultimate price in saving the lives of thousands of his co-workers.


If this show doesn't get in to it, he was born a British subject but served with the US Army in Vietnam in the first battle at Ia Drang. American troops were outnumbered 5 to 1 but emerged victorious. That battle was immortalized in the movie, "We Were Soldiers Once, And Young" that starred Mel Gibson.


Ray Horvath


History Channel (Check your local listings if you are not in Pittsburgh)


September 11, 11:00 pm to 12:00 midnight




 September 12, 3:00 AM to 4:00 AM


The Man Who Predicted 9/11



In 2001, Rick Rescorla was the 62-year-old head of security at the Morgan Stanley Bank situated high up in the South Tower at the World Trade Center. Rescorla was convinced that Osama Bin Laden would use jet planes to try and destroy the World Trade Center. Long before September 11th, he developed an evacuation plan for the bank, hugely unpopular amongst the city whiz kids who worked there who thought he was mad. His evacuation plan however ultimately saved 3,000 of their lives. Rescorla's plan was put into effect

after the first jet hit the North Tower--even though WTC managers were instructing everyone to stay in the buildings. When the second jet hit the South Tower, he averted panic and organized a rapid evacuation. Rescorla went back inside to help those injured and trapped get out. He was still inside when the building collapsed. His body was never found.


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