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Bill Doyle
Father of Joseph Doyle, WTC victim
Co-founder, WTC United Family Group
Added February 23, 2007


Lorie van Auken
Wife of Kenneth Van Auken, WTC victim
Co-chair of the Family Steering Committee
        for the 9/11 Independent Commission
Added February 23, 2007


William Rodriguez
WTC Survivor
Founder, Hispanic Victims Group
Added February 23, 2007


Colleen Kelly
Sister of Bill Kelly, Jr., WTC victim
Co-founder, Families for Peaceful
        Tomorrows
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Bob McIlvaine
Father of Robert McIlvaine, WTC victim
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Megan Bartlett
WTC Survivor
Emergency Medical Technician, FDNY
Added February 23, 2007

9/11 Survivors and Family Members
Question the 9/11 Commission Report

An estimated 2,973 people were killed in the 9/11 attacks.  The death toll at the World Trade Center included 60 police officers and 343 firefighters, 87 passengers aboard American Flight 11, 60 on United Flight 175, and over 2,000 occupants and neighbors of the WTC.  The death toll at the Pentagon included 125 people from the Pentagon and 64 passengers on American Flight 77.  And 44 people lost their lives on United Flight 93.

Many 9/11 survivors and many 9/11 victim family members have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report.  Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11.

The public statements of many survivors contradict the Commission Report.  And the words and actions of some of the victims on that terrible day are in conflict with the Commission Report.  This section is a collection of their statements.  It should be made clear that none of these individuals are affiliated with this website.

Listed below are statements by over 100 9/11 survivors, victims and family members that contradict or are critical of the 9/11 Commission Report. Their collective voices give credibility to the claim that the 9/11 Commission Report is tragically flawed.


These individuals cannot be simply dismissed as irresponsible believers in some 9/11 conspiracy theory. Their statements are based on their intimate familiarity with and intense study of the events of 9/11.  Their criticism of the Commission Report is not inherently irresponsible or illogical,  In fact, it is based on their desire to honor the victims of that terrible day by finding the truth and bringing to justice those responsible for these terrible acts.

If you are a 9/11 survivor or family member who has concerns about the 9/11 Commission Report and would like your comment added to this website, please contact me.  –  Alan Miller

Demand a New 9/11 Investigation!

WTC STAFF, OCCUPANTS, AND NEIGHBORS

 

William Rodriguez

William Rodriguez


William Rodriguez
– WTC survivor.  An American Building Maintenance employee for twenty years, responsible for inspection and maintenance at the World Trade Center, who held the master key for the stairs. He was the last person to leave the building on September 11 and has been credited with saving many lives.  For his efforts, he received the National Hero Award from the Senate of Puerto Rico.  Founder, Hispanic Victims Group.

  • Article 6/24/05: Regarding an explosion in the sub-basement of the World Trade Center North Tower on 9/11, prior to any airplane impact. "When I heard the sound of the explosion, the floor beneath my feet vibrated, the walls started cracking and it everything started shaking," said Rodriguez, who was huddled together with at least 14 other people in the office. ...[Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Rodriguez was in sub-basement B1 of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    "Seconds after the first massive explosion below in the basement still rattled the floor, I hear another explosion from way above," said Rodriguez.  "Although I was unaware at the time, this was the airplane hitting the tower, it occurred moments after the first explosion."

    But before Rodriguez had time to think, co-worker Felipe David stormed into the basement office with severe burns on his face and arms, screaming for help and yelling "explosion! explosion! explosion!"

    David had been in front of a nearby freight elevator on sub-level 1 about 400 feet from the office when fire burst out of the elevator shaft, causing his injuries.

    "He was burned terribly," said Rodriguez. "The skin was hanging off his hands and arms. His injuries couldn't have come from the airplane above, but only from a massive explosion below. I don’t care what the government says, what scientists say. I saw a man burned terribly from a fire that was caused from an explosion below.

    "I know there were explosives placed below the trade center. I helped a man to safety who is living proof, living proof the government story is a lie and a cover-up." http://www.arcticbeacon


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Signatory 11/19/04: Complaint filed with the Attorney General, State of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11.

    "We, the complainant signatories below, petition the Attorney General of New York, on behalf of millions of New Yorkers who also call for a fearless independent inquiry; for the sake of residents, workers, and business owners in New York—most particularly in and near "Ground Zero"; and also on behalf of other Americans who have lost employees, friends, and family members as well as health, business, and personal assets and civil, privacy, and other rights in the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath.

    We approach your office as concerned citizens desiring to bring to light the truth about the events of 9/11." http://www.justicefor911.org


  • Personal website: http://www.911keymaster.com/

Phillip Morelli

Phillip Morelli


Phillip Morelli
– WTC survivor.  Construction worker at the World Trade Center for seven years .
  • Video interview: "At 8:30 he says he was headed for level B-4 in Tower One [North Tower], four stories below ground.

    "... As I'm walking by the main freight car of the building, in the corridor, that's when I got blown.  I mean the impact of the explosion, from whatever happened, it threw me to the floor. And that's when everything started happening.  It knocked me right to the floor. You didn't know what it was.  Of course, you're assuming something fell over on the loading dock, something very heavy, something very big.  You don't know what happened.  And all of a sudden you just felt the floor moving. ... [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Morelli was in the sub-basement of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    I was racing -- I was going towards the bathroom.  All of a sudden.  I opened the door.  I didn't know it was a bathroom   And all of a sudden a big impact happened again.  And all the ceiling tiles were falling down.  The light fixtures were falling, swinging out of the ceiling.  And I come running out the door and everything, the walls were down.  And I now started running towards the parking lots."

    Nearly 100 floors below where the first plane hit Phil felt the devastating impact. ...

    "As I ran to the parking lots, you know, I mean, everybody screaming ... There was a lot of smoke down there. ... You gotta go clear across the whole -- from One to Two World Trade Center. That's the way you gotta run.

    And then all of a sudden it happened all over again.  Building Two got hit. I don't know that. I just know something else hit us to the floor.  Right in the basement you felt it. The walls were caving in.  Everything that was going on.  I know of people that got killed in the basement.  I know of people that got broken legs in the basement.  People got reconstructive surgery because the walls hit them in the face." http://real.ny1.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

Mike Pecoraro

Mike Pecoraro


Mike Pecoraro – WTC survivor.  Stationary Engineer who performed services in all of the buildings at the World Trade Center.

  • Article Chief Engineer 2002: Mike Pecoraro and a co-worker were working in the sub-basement of the North Tower when the first airplane hit. "They had been told to stay where they were and "sit tight" until the Assistant Chief got back to them. By this time, however, the room they were working in began to fill with a white smoke. "We smelled kerosene," Mike recalled, "I was thinking maybe a car fire was upstairs", referring to the parking garage located below grade in the tower but above the deep space where they were working. [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Pecoraro was in the sub-basement of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    The two decided to ascend the stairs to the C level, to a small machine shop where Vito Deleo and David Williams were supposed to be working. When the two arrived at the C level, they found the machine shop gone.

    "There was nothing there but rubble, " Mike said. "We're talking about a 50 ton hydraulic press? gone!" The two began yelling for their co-workers, but there was no answer. They saw a perfect line of smoke streaming through the air. "You could stand here," he said, "and two inches over you couldn't breathe. We couldn't see through the smoke so we started screaming." But there was still no answer.

    The two made their way to the parking garage, but found that it, too, was gone. "There were no walls, there was rubble on the floor, and you can't see anything" he said.  [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Pecoraro was in the basement of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    They decided to ascend two more levels to the building's lobby. As they ascended to the B Level, one floor above, they were astonished to see a steel and concrete fire door that weighed about 300 pounds, wrinkled up "like a piece of aluminum foil" and lying on the floor. "They got us again," Mike told his co-worker, referring to the terrorist attack at the center in 1993. Having been through that bombing, Mike recalled seeing similar things happen to the building's structure. He was convinced a bomb had gone off in the building. Mike walked through the open doorway and found two people lying on the floor. One was a female Carpenter and the other an Elevator Operator. They were both badly burned and injured." http://www.chiefengineer.org


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

Joe Shearin

Joe Shearin


Joe Shearin
– WTC survivor.  Assistant Chief Engineer at the World Trade Center.

  • Article Chief Engineer 2002: "That morning a note had been left for Joe by the Chief Engineer of the midnight to 8 a.m. shift telling him that a tenant on the 38th floor wanted to see him as early as possible. So after distributing the work orders to his staff, he entered one of the tower's elevator cars and headed up into the building.

    On the 38th floor, Joe Shearin exited the elevator and began his walk down the hallway to meet with the tenant who had requested to see him. About 50 feet down the hallway, he heard a loud explosion and was lifted into the air. "I can't even tell you how far I traveled," he recalled. When he landed, people were already coming out of their offices into the hallway. "They were screaming, hollering," he said. "They were asking what they should do and where they should go".  Joe directed them down the stairwells and out of the building.   [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Shearin was on the 38th floor of the North Tower, approximately 650 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    What Joe first believed was that an equipment room on the 43rd floor, which had an electrical substation, had blown up. He proceeded up the 5 floors to that level. Upon reaching the 43rd floor, "there were patches of ceiling that was just down on the floor, water pipes were broken, water was gushing like a brook or river that was just running down the corridor of the machine room."  [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Shearin was on the 43rd floor of the North Tower, approximately 600 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]http://www.chiefengineer.org


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

WTC Survivor

Unidentified WTC Survivor


Unidentified WTC Survivor

  • Statement to reporter 9/11/01: "Me and Mr. Harrison, Corporation Counsel, were on the 25th floor.  I told him we gotta get out of here.  We started walking down the stairs.  We get to the 8th floor.  Big Explosion.  Blew us back into the eighth floor." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IqSsTmWv7k&eurl=


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

WTC Survivor

Unidentified WTC Survivor


Unidentified
WTC Survivor

  • Statement to reporter 9/11/01: "It just went ba-boom, it was like a bomb went off, and it was like holy hell coming down them stairs.  And then when we finally got to the bottom we were coming out -- on the mezzanine level there and another explosion came .... sent everyone flying.  Right in front of me.  Everybody just went oomph." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IqSsTmWv7k&eurl=


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

WTC Survivor

Unidentified WTC Survivor


Unidentified
WTC Survivor

  • Statement to reporter 9/11/01: "I'm from the 82nd floor. ... We saw a shadow.  It looked like a plane.  The next thing we know it went ba-boom and the floor started shaking.  And then we saw debris fall down.  And the next thing we know we had to get out of the building.  We were stuck on the stairs for a while. We finally got down to the lobby, and then when we get to the lobby there was this big explosion." http://www.whatreallyhappened.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

WTC Survivor

Unidentified WTC Survivor


Unidentified
WTC Survivor

  • Statement to reporter 9/11/01: "...and then all of a sudden it started like -- It sounded like gunfire.  You know, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang.  And then all of a sudden three big explosions." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IqSsTmWv7k&eurl=


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.
Tom Elliot
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Tom Elliot
- WTC survivor.  Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 103rd floor.

  • Article Christian Science Monitor 9/17/01: "Tom Elliott was at work in his office at the Aon Corp., an insurance brokerage firm, on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center's other, south tower. ...

    He was just typing in a response when a bright flash of light startled him, and a rumble shook the structure [First plane impact on the North Tower]. Flames appeared to be crawling up the outside of the building, along with dark smoke and debris, burning paper and ash. ...

    "I don't know what's happening, but I think I need to be out of here," he remembers thinking. ...

    Elliott and two others headed down the building stairwell, a narrow beige corridor with a yellow stripe painted down the middle of concrete steps. ...

    They had descended three more floors [to the 67th floor] when United Airlines Flight 175 slammed into their own south tower like an arrow from a giant crossbow. It was 9:03 a.m. [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Elliot was on the 67th floor of the South Tower, approximately 150 feet below the airplane's center of impact on floors 78 to 84.]

    Although its spectacularly televised impact was above Elliott, at first he and those around him thought an explosion had come from below. An incredible noise - he calls it an "exploding sound" - shook the building, and a tornado of hot air and smoke and ceiling tiles and bits of drywall came flying up the stairwell.

    "In front of me, the wall split from the bottom up," he says." http://www.csmonitor.com/2001/0917/p1s1-usgn.html


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.


Edna Cintron

Edna Cintron Close-up

Edna Cintron Mid

Magnified photo of impact

Edna Cintron Distance

Airplane Impact at North Tower

Edna Cintron – WTC victim.  Administrative Assistant, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower

  • Video of Edna Cintron waving: http://thewebfairy.com/911/humanwaving/


  • Editor's note: The appearance of Edna Cintron, looking out of the hole in the North Tower caused by the airplane impact, raises doubts about the existence of raging fires at the impact point hot enough to substantially weaken steel, which according to the official account caused the collapse of the Twin Towers.  Note also the near absence of smoke.  See also Chief Orio Palmer.


  • Bio: http://www.russbaker.com

Frank DeMartini

Frank A. DeMartini


Frank A. DeMartini
– WTC victim.  WTC Construction Manager, North Tower, 88th floor.  Demartini first worked at the World Trade Center when Leslie E. Robertson Associates hired him to assess damage from the terrorist truck bombing in 1993.

  • Video interview 1/25/01: "The [Twin Tower] building was designed to have a fully loaded 707 crash into it. That was the largest plane at the time. I believe that the building probably could sustain multiple impacts of jetliners because this structure is like the mosquito netting on your screen door. This intense grid and the jet-plane is just a pencil puncturing that screen netting. It really does nothing to the screen netting." http://video.google.com


  • Editor's note: The Boeing 767-200s that impacted the Twin Towers on 9/11 were only slightly larger than 707s and DC 8s, the types of jetliners whose impacts the World Trade Center's designers anticipated.  The maximum takeoff weight of the 707 is 17% less than the 767.

Janette MacKinlay

Janette MacKinlay


Janette MacKinlay
– WTC survivor. An artist who witnessed the WTC collapse from her home, which was immediately across the street, facing the WTC.  Displaced from her home due to damage from the collapse.

  • Letter 2/06: "Immediately after 9/11 I wanted to join the army to save my country! After the 9/11 Commission’s obvious cover-up, I knew I had to join the “9/11 Truth” movement, in order to help save my country.

    It seems like everyday someone else has the courage to stand up and speak out about the issues that our mainstream media have been “blacking out”.

    Dr. David Ray Griffin continues to work fearlessly to examine the events of that day. He authored a second book, The 9/11 Commission Report, Omissions and Distortions, in which he skillfully refutes the findings of the 9/11 Commission." http://www.communitycurrency.org/jl.html


  • Speech 11/11/06: "I work on trying to educate people about 9/11 literally every day because I was so personally affected that it really never goes away for me. It stays with me 100 percent of the time. ... I was a victim and a survivor ...

    It really takes a lot to step outside of your comfort zone and, even for a second, imagine that your government did this to you." http://youtube.com


  • Personal Diary of 9/11: http://www.theneedtoremember.com
  • Bio: http://www.theneedtoremember.com/artist.html
FIRE, POLICE, AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES

Frank Cruthers

Chief Frank Cruthers


Chief Frank Cruthers
– WTC survivor.  Chief of Department, FDNY.  Incident commander on 9/11.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 10/31/01: "And while I was still in that immediate area, the south tower, 2 World Trade Center, there was what appeared to be at first an explosion. It appeared at the very top, simultaneously from all four sides, materials shot out horizontally. And then there seemed to be a momentary delay before you could see the beginning of the collapse." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

Albert Turi

Chief Albert Turi, Jr.


Chief Albert Turi, Jr.
– WTC survivor.  Currently serves as Chief of the Bureau of Training, FDNY.  On 9/11, served as Deputy Assistant Chief of Safety, FDNY.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 12/10/01: Chief Turi arrived at the WTC just prior to and witnessed the second airplane impact.  He entered the North Tower lobby shortly after the second impact, where a temporary command post was located.

    "Q: Let me stop you there for a second, chief.   When you were in the lobby of 1 World Trade, can you describe the interior and the condition of the lobby?

    Chief Turi: Yes. I was surprised that all the glass was mostly out. I wasn't sure how it got out. I didn't think we took it out. I just assumed that it was the vibration of the aircraft hitting it. And I did notice some pieces of marble that looked like it was dislodged from the core area. ... [Editor's note: At this point, Chief Turi was in the lobby of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's impact point at floors 93 to 98.]

    And as my eyes traveled up the building, and I was looking at the south tower, somewhere about halfway up, my initial reaction was there was a secondary explosion, and the entire floor area, a ring right around the building blew out. I later realized that the building had started to collapse already and this was the air being compressed and that is the floor that let go. And as my eyes traveled further up the building, I realized that this building was collapsing ..." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Statement of Firefighter Timothy Julian, conducted by Chief Turi, recorded by FDNY 12/10/01:

    Firefighter Julian: ... that's when I heard the building collapse.

    First I thought it was an explosion.  I thought maybe there was a bomb on the plane, but delayed type of thing, you know, secondary device.

    Chief Turi: I was convinced for a week it was secondary devices.

    Firefighter Julian: You know, and I just heard like an explosion and a then a cracking type of noise, and then it sounded like a freight train, rumbling and picking up speed, and I remember I looked up, and I saw it coming down ... " http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • NBC report 9/11/01:

    NBC Anchor: NBC’s Pat Dawson is close to the scene of that attack. Pat?

    Pat Dawson: Just moments ago, I spoke to the Chief of Safety for the New York City Fire Department. The chief, Albert Turi, he received word of the possibility of a secondary device, that is, another bomb going off. He tried to get his men out as quickly as he could. But he said that there was another explosion, which took place. And then an hour after the first hit here, the first crash that took place, he said there was another explosion that took place in one of the towers here. He thinks that there were actually devices that were planted in the building. The second device, he thinks, he speculates, was probably planted in the building." video segment at 39:05 of the 89 minute version of Loose Change, 2nd Edition.


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

Orio Palmer

Chief Orio Palmer


Chief Orio Palmer
– WTC victim.  Chief of Battalion 7, FDNY, Manhattan.

  • Transcript of FDNY radio communications on 9/11: Battalion Chief Orio Palmer took an elevator to the 41st floor of the South Tower, then climbed the stairs to the 78th floor. With him was Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca, who had climbed the stairs from the ground floor. They were the first firefighters to reach an airplane impact zone in either the North or South Tower. According to the 9/11 Commission Report, United Flight 175 impacted the South Tower, "crashing through the 77th to 85th floors".

    9:52 a.m.

    Chief Palmer: "Battalion Seven ... Ladder 15, we've got two isolated pockets of fire. We should be able to knock it down with two lines. Radio that, 78th floor numerous 10-45 Code Ones."

    Ladder 15: "What stair are you in, Orio?"

    Battalion Seven Aide: "Seven Alpha to lobby command post."

    Ladder Fifteen: "Fifteen to Battalion Seven."

    Chief Palmer: "... Ladder 15."

    Ladder 15: "Chief, what stair you in?"

    Chief Palmer: "South stairway Adam, South Tower."

    Ladder 15: "Floor 78?"

    Chief Palmer: "Ten-four, numerous civilians, we gonna need two engines up here."

    Ladder 15: "Alright ten-four, we're on our way."

    9:52 a.m.

    Battalion Seven Aide: "Seven Alpha for Battalion Seven."

    Chief Palmer: "South tower, Steve, south tower, tell them ...Tower one."

    Chief Palmer: "Fifteen."

    Chief Palmer: "I'm going to need two of your firefighters, Adam stairway, to knock down two fires. We have a house line stretched we could use some water on it, knock it down, kay."

    Ladder 15: "Alright ten-four, we're coming up the stairs. We're on 77 now in the B stair, I'll be right to you."

    Ladder 15 Roof: "Fifteen Roof to 15. We're on 71. We're coming right up."

    9:57 a.m.

    "Division 3 ... lobby command, to the Fieldcom command post."

    Chief Palmer: "Operations Tower One to floor above Battalion Nine."

    Battalion Nine Chief: "Battalion Nine to command post."

    Battalion Seven Operations Tower One: "Battalion Seven Operations Tower One to Battalion Nine, need you on floor above 79. We have access stairs going up to 79, kay."

    Battalion Nine: "Alright, I'm on my way up, Orio."

    Two minutes later, at 9:58:59, the South Tower collapsed in 10 seconds.   http://911research.wtc7.net


  • Editor's note: Chief Palmer's calm assessment of the situation and his confidence that the "two isolated pockets of fire" can be controlled with two more firefighters raises doubts about the existence of raging fires at the impact point hot enough to substantially weaken steel, which according to the official account caused the collapse of the South Tower two minutes after his last radio message.  See also Edna Cintron.


  • Bio: http://www.ladder12fdny.com/oriopalmernewsday.html

Stephen Gregory

Assistant Fire Commissioner Stephen Gregory


Assistant Fire Commissioner Stephen Gregory
– WTC survivor.  Bureau of Communications, FDNY

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 10/3/01: "I don't know how valid this is with everything that was going on at that particular point in time, but for some reason I thought that when I looked in the direction of the Trade Center before it came down, before No. 2 [South Tower] came down, that I saw low-level flashes.  In my conversation with Lieutenant Evangelista, never mentioning this to him, he questioned me and asked me if I saw low-level flashes in front of the building, and I agreed with him because I thought -- at that time I didn't know what it was. I mean, it could have been as a result of the building collapsing, things exploding, but I saw a flash flash flash and then it looked like the building came down.

    Q. Was that on the lower level of the building or up where the fire was?

    A. No, the lower level of the building. You know like when they demolish a building, how when they blow up a building, when it falls down? That's what I thought I saw. And I didn't broach the topic to him, but he asked me. He said I don't know if I'm crazy, but I just wanted to ask you because you were standing right next to me. He said did you see anything by the building? And I said what do you mean by see anything? He said did you see any flashes? I said, yes, well, I thought it was just me. He said no, I saw them, too. ....

    Q. On the television pictures it appeared as well, before the first collapse, that there was an explosion up on the upper floors.

    A. I know about the explosion on the upper floors. This was like eye level. I didn't have to go like this. Because I was looking this way. I'm not going to say it was on the first floor or the second floor, but somewhere in that area I saw to me what appeared to be flashes. I don't know how far down this was already. I mean, we had heard the noise but, you know, I don't know." http://graphics8.nytimes


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.
Assistant Fire Commissioner
James Drury
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Assistant Fire Commissioner James Drury
– WTC survivor.  Bureau of Investigations and Trials, FDNY.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 10/16/01: "When the dust started to settle [from the collapse of the South Tower], I headed back down towards the World Trade Center and I guess I came close to arriving at the corner of Vesey and West again where we started to hear the second roar. That was the north tower now coming down. I should say that people in the street and myself included thought that the roar was so loud that the explosive - bombs were going off inside the building. Obviously we were later proved wrong. ...

    That's basically what my memories are of the day. The sight of the jumpers was horrible and the turning around and seeing that first tower come down was unbelievable. The sound it made. As I said, I thought the terrorists planted explosives somewhere in the building. That's how loud it was, crackling explosive, a wall. That's about it." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

Dennis Tardio

Captain Dennis Tardio

 

 

Patrick Zoda

Patrick Zoda


Captain Dennis Tardio
– WTC survivor.  Engine 7 FDNY

Firefighter Patrick Zoda – WTC Survivor.  Engine 7 FDNY

  • Documentary film, 9/11 by Jules and Gedeon Naudet recorded 9/11/01:

    Tardio: What do we do? We made it outside. We made it about a block.

    Zoda: We made it at least two blocks.

    Tardio: Two blocks.

    Zoda: And we started running

    Tardio: Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.

    Zoda: Floor by floor, it started poppin’ out.

    Tardio: It was like, it was if, it was as if they had detonators.

    Zoda: Yeah, detonators.

    Tardio: You know, as if they were plannin' to take down a building.  Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.

    Zoda: All the way down. I was watchin’ it and running.  And then you just saw this cloud of shit chasing, chasing you down." video segment at 47:35 of the 89 minute version of Loose Change 2nd Edition.


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.
Captain Karin DeShore
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Captain Karin DeShore
– WTC survivor.  Battalion 46, FDNY. 

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 11/7/01: After having survived the collapse of the South Tower by taking shelter behind a large pillar near Ground Zero, Captain DeShore found temporary safety in a small shop. "I went outside to see what I could do, when I saw the second building of the World Trade Center [North Tower], still unbeknown to me the first one had collapsed.

    Somewhere around the middle of the World Trade Center, there was this orange and red flash coming out. Initially it was just one flash. Then this flash just kept popping all the way around the building and that building had started to explode. The popping sound, and with each popping sound it was initially an orange and then a red flash came out of the building and then it would just go all around the building on both sides as far as I could see. These popping sounds and the explosions were getting bigger, going both up and down and then all around the building.

    I went inside and I told everybody that the other building or there was an explosions occurring up there and I said I think we have another major explosion. I don't know if we are all going to be safe here. I told them I can't force you, but I don't know if we are going to be safe here.  I'm going to try to get as far aware from this building as possible."  [Editor's note: The North Tower collapsed shortly thereafter.]  http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

Lou Cacchioli

Lou Cacchioli


Firefighter Lou Cacchioli
– WTC survivor.  Retired 20-year veteran of FDNY, Company 47, Harlem.  Injuries on 9/11 and toxic dust inhalation forced retirement.

  • Article Arctic Beacon 7/19/05: "When he finally entered the North Tower lobby, Cacchioli recalls elevator doors completely blown out and another scene of mass chaos with people running, screaming and being hit with debris.

    "I remember thinking to myself, my God, how could this be happening so quickly if a plane hit way above. It didn't make sense," said Cacchioli. ... [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Cacchioli was in the lobby of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98.]

    As he made his way up along with men from Engine Co. 21, 22 and Ladder Co. 13, the doors opened on the 24th floor, a scene again that hardly made sense to the seasoned fireman, claiming the heavy dust and haze of smoke he encountered was unusual considering the location of the strike.

    "Tommy Hetzel was with me and everybody else also gets out of the elevator when it stops on the 24th floor," said Cacchioli, "There was a huge amount of smoke. Tommy and I had to go back down the elevator for tools and no sooner did the elevators close behind us, we heard this huge explosion that sounded like a bomb. It was such a loud noise, it knocked off the lights and stalled the elevator. ...

    "I somehow got into the stairwell and there were more people there. When I began to try and direct down, another huge explosion like the first one hits. This one hits about two minutes later, although it's hard to tell, but I'm thinking, 'Oh. My God, these bastards put bombs in here like they did in 1993!'

    When Cacchioli entered the 23rd floor, he found a "little man" holding a handkerchief in front of his face and hiding under the standpipes on the wall, used for pumping water on the floor in case of fire.

    Leading the man by the arm, he then ran into a group down the hall of about 35 to 40 people, finding his way down the 23rd floor stairwell and beginning their descent to safety.

    "Then as soon as we get in the stairwell, I hear another huge explosion like the other two. Then I heard bang, bang, bang - huge bangs - and surmised later it was the floors pan caking on top of one another. ... [Editor's note: At this point, Mr. Cacchioli was in the stairwell of the 23rd floor of the North Tower, approximately 850 feet below the airplane's point of impact at floors 93 to 98 and approximately 300 feet above ground level.  The entire collapse of the North Tower occurred in only 11 seconds.  It's unlikely the sounds referred to here by Mr. Cacchioli were floors pancaking since it took him several additional minutes to exit the building.]

    When the group led by Cacchioli finally made it to the lobby level, he was unable to open the door at first, the concussion of the explosions or perhaps the south tower falling, jamming the lobby door.

    Finally jarring it loose, the group entered the lobby finding total devastation with windows blown out and marble falling from the walls, but strangely no people. ...

    Cacchioli was called to testify privately [before the 9/11 Commission] ... "My story was never mentioned in the final [9/11 Commission] report and I felt like I was being put on trial in a court room," said Cacchioli. "I finally walked out. They were trying to twist my words and make the story fit only what they wanted to hear. All I wanted to do was tell the truth and when they wouldn't let me do that, I walked out.

    It was a disgrace to everyone, the victims and the family members who lost loved ones. I don't agree with the 9/11 Commission. The whole experience was terrible." http://www.arcticbeacon.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.
Firefighter Richard Banaciski
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Firefighter Richard Banaciski
– WTC survivor.  Ladder 22, FDNY.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 11/7/01 12/6/01: Prior to the collapse of either Tower, Firefighter Banaciski reported to the Command Center on West Street, near the intersection of Vesey.  "We were there, I don't know, 10, 15 minutes and then I just remember there was just an explosion. It seemed like on television they blow up these buildings. It seemed like it was going all the way around like a belt, all these explosions. Everybody just said run and we all turned around and we ran into the parking garage because that's basically where we were. Running forward would be running towards it. Not thinking that this building [South Tower] is coming down. We just thought there was going to be a big explosion, stuff was going to come down." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.
Firefighter Kenneth Rogers
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Firefighter Kenneth Rogers
– WTC survivor.  Ladder 16, FDNY.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 12/10/01: "Meanwhile we were standing there with about five companies and we were just waiting for our assignment and then there was an explosion in the south tower, which according to this map, this exposure just blew out in flames. A lot of guys left at that point. I kept watching. Floor after floor after floor. One floor under another after another and when it hit about the fifth floor, I figured it was a bomb, because it looked like a synchronized deliberate kind of thing. I was there in '93." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.
Firefighter Edward Cachia
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Firefighter Edward Cachia
– WTC survivor.  Engine 53, FDNY.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 12/6/01: "As my officer and I were looking at the south tower, it just gave.  It actually gave at a lower floor, not the floor where the plane hit, because we originally had thought there was like an internal detonation explosives because it went in succession, boom, boom, boom, boom, and then the tower came down." http://www.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.
Daniel Rivera
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Daniel Rivera
– WTC survivor.  Paramedic, Battalion 31, Station 36, FDNY, Brooklyn.

  • Statement recorded by FDNY 10/31/01: Paramedic Rivera arrived at the WTC prior to the second airplane impact.  "I kept on walking close to the South Tower and that's when that building collapsed.

    Q: How did you know that it [the South Tower] was coming down?

    Paramedic Rivera: That noise. It was noise.

    Q:. What did you hear? What did you see?

    Paramedic Rivera: It was a frigging noise. At first I thought it was---do you ever see professional demolition where they set the charges on certain floors and then you hear 'Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop'? That's exactly what--because I thought it was that. When I heard that frigging noise, that's when I saw the building coming down." http://graphics8.nytimes.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.

Megan Bartlet

Megan Bartlett


Megan Bartlett
– WTC survivor.  Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-D).  Founder of Ground Zero for Peace.  2003 Recipient of New York City's Pax Christi Local Peacemaker Award.  Victim of Toxic Dust Exposure.

  • Signatory 11/19/04: Complaint filed with the Attorney General, State of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11.

    "We, the complainant signatories below, petition the Attorney General of New York, on behalf of millions of New Yorkers who also call for a fearless independent inquiry; for the sake of residents, workers, and business owners in New York—most particularly in and near "Ground Zero"; and also on behalf of other Americans who have lost employees, friends, and family members as well as health, business, and personal assets and civil, privacy, and other rights in the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath.

    We approach your office as concerned citizens desiring to bring to light the truth about the events of 9/11." http://www.justicefor911.org
Kevin Shea
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Kevin Shea
– WTC survivor.  FDNY Hazmat Operations.  Sustained major injuries on 9/11, which forced retirement.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

Craig Bartmer

Officer Craig Bartmer


Officer Craig Bartmer
– WTC survivor.  NYPD officer.  9/11 first responder and rescue worker.  Disabled from respiratory illness caused by inhalation of toxic dust..

  • Video interview: "I was real close to Building 7 [570 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane] when it fell down. ... That didn't sound like just a building falling down to me while I was running away from it.  There's a lot of eyewitness testimony down there of hearing explosions.  I didn't see any reason for that building to fall down the way it did -- and a lot of guys should be saying the same thing.  I don't know what the fear is coming out and talking about it?  I don't know -- but it's the truth. ...

    I think we're being lied to.  The only answer to get to the bottom of that lie is a new investigation.  I think that the 9/11 Commission Report is a farce.  I think that the members that conducted it had conflicts of interest directly relating to not just our government but corporations intertwined with our government.  I think it's a farce; that we're being lied to.  There's not a word in it about Building 7.  Why? ...

    I think it's time to demand a real investigation of the experience and let the truth come out in the wash.  Because I tell you what, if something, to use a police department term, if something hinky is going on, it will come out in a real investigation, not a farce like the 9/11 Commission Report. ...

    I walked around it (Building 7).  I saw a hole.  I didn't see a hole bad enough to knock a building down, though.  Yeah there was definitely fire in the building, but I didn't hear any -- I didn't hear any creaking, or I didn't hear any indication that it was going to come down.  And all of a sudden the radios exploded and everyone started screaming 'get away, get away, get away from it!'...  It was at that moment ... I looked up, and it was nothing I would ever imagine seeing in my life.  The thing started peeling in on itself... Somebody grabbed my shoulder and I started running, and the shit's hitting the ground behind me, and the whole time you're hearing boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.

    I think I know an explosion when I hear it.  So, yeah, I want to know what took that building down.  I don't think it was the fire and it certainly wasn't a plane.  Yeah, it had some damage to it, but nothing like what they're saying. -- Nothing to account for what we saw. -- I am shocked at the story we've heard about it, to be quite honest." http://www.prisonplanet.com


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.
Det. Thomas M. Inman
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Detective Thomas M. Inman
– WTC survivor. Port Authority Police of New York.  Awarded the Harry Myers medal (1992).
  • Written statement 1/22/02: "We arrived at the Command Post located at West and Vesey streets at approximately 0935 hours.  As a roll call was being taken of the responding Detectives, Tower #2 began to collapse. This occurred after a secondary explosion on the west side of the tower that appeared to take place in the area of the high 60’s. The area above the secondary explosion actually leaned to the west and then the collapse took place.  The order to evacuate the area was given by D/Sgt. Ftizgerald and the undersigned rapidly retreated from the area, fleeing north on West Street, so as not to be engulfed in the ensuing debris field caused by the collapse." (page 6 of .pdf) http://www.thememoryhole.org


  • Editor's note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions.  Graeme MacQueen's analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.
PENTAGON SURVIVORS


Jean Hunt

Jean Hunt

Jean Hunt – Pentagon survivor.  Senior Program Analyst, Pentagon.  Disabled from injuries sustained in the attack on the Pentagon.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

April Gallop

April and Elisha Gallop


April Gallop, Administrative Specialist, U.S. Army, and Elisha Gallop
– Pentagon survivors.  April suffered major injuries in the attack on the Pentagon, resulting in partial disability and medical discharge from the Army.  Two-month old Elisha suffered head injuries causing hearing loss and developmental delays.
  • Interview 7/14/06: Interviewer: Do you have any theory about how a Boeing 757 could have hit such a secure building without any anti-aircraft defenses being activated or any warning alarms sounded?

    Gallop: I have thought about this very question numerous times. And then I realized I needed to rephrase the question. The real question is what is the probability or likelihood that no anti-aircraft defense, warning alarms or additional security mechanism functioned on that particular day?

    And then we need to think how likely is it then there was a glitch in all the security mechanisms, anti-aircraft defense and warning alarms?

    You know, it takes a while to get around that building. And I remember being so disgusted at the frequency of random drill exercises taking place for us to evacuate the building. It seemed as if they always happened when I had to take care of certain things.

    Yet on September 11th, the day when our lives were threatened, not one alarm. ...

    Interviewer: I know that you have previously been quoted about things like thinking that a bomb had exploded in the Pentagon, and that you did not see any plane debris in the Pentagon. I do not want to misquote you or twist your words. Is there anything you wish to state about these topics?

    Gallop: I have been misquoted on numerous occasions. That happens when individuals have ulterior motives. But here is my statement for the record.

    I was located at the E ring. From my inside perspective, with no knowledge of what had actually happened on the outside, it did sound like a bomb. And we had to escape the building before the floors, debris etc collapsed on us.

    And I don't recall at any time seeing any plane debris. Again, I don't know what plane debris would look like after hitting a building. But I would have recalled unusual looking pieces similar to plane parts.

    ... I was focusing on getting help and getting out. With that in mind, the images are etched in my mind. When I review the pictures regarding the Boeing, in my opinion, the hole didn't appear to be big enough for the 757. I don't know the scientific theory that was created to justify it being a hole created by a 757. What we need to consider is how did the plane go thru the building with all that heat and not burn us (those on the inside) to a crisp? We need to consider, how did the plane break up so to the point it created a perfectly round hole considering the rate of impact?

    I didn't know it was a plane until I was informed at the hospital. If I wasn't informed I would have never believed it. I walked through that place to try to get out before everything collapsed on us . . . surely we should have seen something." http://www.lookingglassnews.org

Karen Kwiatkowski

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, PhD


Lt. Col. Karen U. Kwiatkowski, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret)
– Pentagon survivor.  Former Political-Military Affairs Officer in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Also served on the staff of the Director of the National Security Agency. 20-year Air Force veteran.

  • Contributor to 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out 8/23/06:  Account of Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, Pentagon employee and eyewitness to the events at the Pentagon on 9/11.  "I believe the Commission failed to deeply examine the topic at hand, failed to apply scientific rigor to its assessment of events leading up to and including 9/11, failed to produce a believable and unbiased summary of what happened, failed to fully examine why it happened, and even failed to include a set of unanswered questions for future research. ...

    It is as a scientist that I have the most trouble with the official government conspiracy theory, mainly because it does not satisfy the rules of probability or physics.  The collapses of the World Trade Center buildings clearly violate the laws of probability and physics. ...

    There was a dearth of visible debris on the relatively unmarked [Pentagon] lawn, where I stood only minutes after the impact.  Beyond this strange absence of airliner debris, there was no sign of the kind of damage to the Pentagon structure one would expect from the impact of a large airliner. This visible evidence or lack thereof may also have been apparent to the secretary of defense [Donald Rumsfeld], who in an unfortunate slip of the tongue referred to the aircraft that slammed into the Pentagon as a "missile".

    ... I saw nothing of significance at the point of impact - no airplane metal or cargo debris was blowing on the lawn in front of the damaged building as smoke billowed from within the Pentagon. ... all of us staring at the Pentagon that morning were indeed looking for such debris, but what we expected to see was not evident.

    The same is true with regard to the kind of damage we expected. ... But I did not see this kind of damage. Rather, the facade had a rather small hole, no larger than 20 feet in diameter. Although this facade later collapsed, it remained standing for 30 or 40 minutes, with the roof line remaining relatively straight.

    The scene, in short, was not what I would have expected from a strike by a large jetliner. It was, however, exactly what one would expect if a missile had struck the Pentagon.

    ... More information is certainly needed regarding the events of 9/11 and the events leading up to that terrible day."


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel NelsonMajor Rokke, Capt. Wittenberg, and Steve DeChiaro.


  • Bio: http://militaryweek.com/

Steve DeChiaro

Steve DeChiaro (on right)


Steve DeChiaro
– Pentagon survivor.  Founder of DSCI, a defense contractor.  Mr. DeChiaro was walking into the Pentagon's south parking lot entrance when the Pentagon was hit on 9/11. He immediately went to the impact area and started evacuating the injured and the dying.  For his heroic efforts that day, Mr. DeChiaro was awarded the Medal of Valor, the Defense Department's highest civilian award for courage and valor.

  • Article 8/1/02: "Instead of following the streams of people away from the Pentagon, Steve DeChiaro ran toward the smoke.

    As he reached the west side of the building he saw a light post bent in half.

    "But when I looked at the site, my brain could not resolve the fact that it was a plane because it only seemed like a small hole in the building," he said. "No tail. No wings. No nothing." http://web.archive.org


  • Editor's note: For more information on the impact at the Pentagon, see General Stubblebine, Colonel NelsonLt. Col. Kwiatkowski, Major Rokke, and Capt. Wittenberg.
FAMILY MEMBERS

Bill Doyle

Bill Doyle


Bill Doyle
– Father of Joseph Doyle, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower.  Founder of the Bill Doyle 9/11 Support Group, a bi-partisan support group of more than 7,000 members of 2,573 families. His group merged with the Coalition of 9/11 Families in 2004 and is now know as the World Trade Center United Family Group, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 

  • Article 8/6/05: "I honestly don’t believe the government story," said Doyle, adding everything about the official story and the follow-up investigation has not lived up to his or most all the other victims and survivors expectations. "The 9/11 Commission report doesn't even begin to get at the truth." ...

    "What we really need is an entire new investigation to answer all the questions not answered by the 9/11Commission," said Doyle, who is urging all Americans to support the victims and family members in fighting for this cause. "I've heard so many stories from whistle blowers, compelling stories that need to be told that have been silenced by the government and the media." http://www.arcticbeacon.com


  • Interviewed on The Alex Jones Show 7/8/06:

    Alex Jones: Let's get down to brass tacks.  You have questions about the official story don't you?

    Bill Doyle: Without question.  I mean, if you want to believe what they're trying to snow you under on, like the 9/11 Commission -- that's all a fallacy. ...

    The 9/11 Commission is probably the worst representation of the 9/11 Families or for that matter all the American public because it's a sham.  It really is.  We had tons of different questions that we asked them to ask.  They wouldn't do it.  And the continuing cover-up is just beyond belief.

    Alex Jones: Founded in September 2001, the World Trade Center United Family Group is a non-profit 501 3c .  I guess you were its founder and head.  You say you represent over 7,000 people. What is the average view of those that you represent about 9/11 and the cover-up?

    Bill Doyle: If you want to believe the 9/11 Commission story, like a lot of us don't, it almost looks like there was a conspiracy behind 9/11 if you really look at all the facts -- a lot of families now feel the same way. ...

    Alex Jones: Bottom line, is 9/11 an inside job?

    Bill Doyle: From everything that I look at I'm sure there was a lot of complicity, at least -- in the least there had to be a lot of complicity.  If you read and know all the facts of what I know or you might know, there's no way in hell that nineteen of these hijackers carried out this mission. ...

    There's just such a continuing coverup.  And why don't we just let the information about 9/11 be known?  And then maybe this conspiracy type of thing would go away, but it's never going to go away or I don't think it can go away because they were complicit. ...

    Alex Jones: With your 7,000 members, I'm sure you've talked to most if not all of them.  Run the gamut, what percentage, a guesstimation, would you say believe 9/11 is an inside job, to some extent?

    Bill Doyle: Maybe half, maybe.  It's probably 50-50." http://www.911podcasts


Donna Marsh O'Connor

Donna Marsh O'Connor


Donna Marsh O'Connor
– Mother of Vanessa Lang Langer, Regus Business Center, WTC South Tower.  Instructor, Writing and Rhetoric, Syracuse University (retired after 22 years). 

  • Press Conference, National Press Club 9/12/06: "This government has made me a victim of conspiracy theories because they haven't answered fully, or allowed anyone to ask the true questions of September 11th.  And that's what I'm asking from you [members of the media] today; for exposure.

    We are not crazy.  We have questions.  We demand answers. ... We're asking for a new investigation into the events of September 11th and this time a truly bipartisan, global--with families invested from the beginning, middle and though out the end."
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBeldtU8HCQ
    Transcript: http://journals.democraticunderground.com


  • Signatory 11/19/04: Complaint filed with the Attorney General, State of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11.

    "We, the complainant signatories below, petition the Attorney General of New York, on behalf of millions of New Yorkers who also call for a fearless independent inquiry; for the sake of residents, workers, and business owners in New York—most particularly in and near "Ground Zero"; and also on behalf of other Americans who have lost employees, friends, and family members as well as health, business, and personal assets and civil, privacy, and other rights in the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath.

    We approach your office as concerned citizens desiring to bring to light the truth about the events of 9/11." http://www.justicefor911.org

Cristina Kminek

Cristina Kminek


Cristina Kminek
– Sister of Mari-Rae Sopper, Women's gymnastics coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara, former Navy JAG and corporate attorney.  Passenger American Flight 77.

  • Press Conference, National Press Club 9/12/06: "Here we are five years later. ...  We are still left with unanswered questions, unaccountability and facts that come to light that beg new questions or reaffirm unresolved issues during the 9/11 investigation.  There needs to be a new investigation. ...

    I personally really hoped for one year where September 11th; I could remember those who perished and my sister in peace and not surrounded by all the unanswered questions and the political lies and drama.  I'd like to finally focus on my sister." http://www.911blogger.com/node/2824
Marion Kminek
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Marion Kminek
– Mother of Mari-Rae Sopper, Women's gymnastics coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara, former Navy JAG and corporate attorney.  Passenger American Flight 77.

  • Essay 9/7/06: "On September 11, 2001, our daughter had her life cut short at the age of 35. ...

    As we approach the fifth anniversary of her death, more and more unanswered questions have surfaced regarding the events of 9/11. Here are just a few of the questions that bother me most: ...

    The Secret Service is trained to act quickly and decisively to protect the president — why did they let him remain in a public place for more than seven minutes when our country was under attack?

    According to radar data, American Airlines (AA) 77 was flying at 400 mph at 9:35 a.m. and passed over the Pentagon at 7,000 feet. The plane then made a very difficult high-speed descending turn in a downward spiral, dropping 7,000 feet in two-and-a-half minutes. How could the terrorists have done this difficult turn when their flight instructors have stated they were incompetent as pilots of even a small plane?

    Pictures of the Pentagon after the impact show an entry hole much too small for a 757 to have crashed into the building. How can that be? ...

    Just prior to 9/11, there was unusual stock activity related to short-selling and put options, which are both high-risk bets that a stock’s value will depreciate. ... During the same period of time, the Chicago Board Options Exchange saw suspicious trading on Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, two of the largest World Trade Center (WTC) tenants. Who were these investors and how did they know to make these particular investments? [See also Paul Zarembka.]

    In the 100-year history of steel high-rises, there was never one that collapsed due to fires until 9/11, when three collapsed: WTC 1, 2, [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories] and 7 [570 feet tall, 47 stories]. Particularly mysterious was building 7, which was not struck by an aircraft, but rather by debris from the nearby Twin Towers. ... It was as if they were being demolished by explosives. Were they? ...

    How long do the American public and families of 9/11 victims have to wait before these questions and many more are answered? Will we ever know the real truth? Remember: in the U.S.A., it is our right to question the government." http://www.independent.com

Michelle Little

Michelle Little


Michelle Little
– Sister of Firefighter David M. Weiss, FDNY, Rescue Company 1, Midtown Manhattan, lost his life trying to rescue others from the World Trade Center the day of the attacks. Co-founder Unite in Peace.

  • Press Conference, National Press Club 9/12/06: "I am here today to call for the facts of September 11, 2001 to be released to the American public. ... The time is now to call upon all the Americans to lobby local media to cover this story and to pressure members of Congress to support legislation by reopening this investigation.  We must hold those involved accountable for this atrocious tragedy.  My brother, David, and ten brothers from his unit were murdered on 9/11.  For them and for all of our  mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles that died that day, it is imperative for their lives to know the truth." http://www.911blogger.com/node/2824

Bob McIlvaine

Bob McIlvaine


Bob McIlvaine
– Father of Robert McIlvaine, Assistant Vice President, Merrill Lynch, WTC North Tower, 106th floor.  Former school teacher.

  • Interview by Evan Solomon, CBC News 8/30/06:

    McIlvaine: "I believe 100% that the U.S. orchestrated 9/11 with the help of other agencies around the world. But my blame goes to the United States because it happened in the U.S., there’s people within the U.S. that knew it happened, that planned this to happen. ...

    Solomon: You believe there are people inside the U.S. at high levels of government that were involved in orchestrating 9/11?

    McIlvaine: Absolutely. I'm 100% sure.

    Solomon: Not just let something happen, not just let their guard down but were part of the planning?

    McIlvaine: No. Part of the planning.

    Solomon: You think your son was therefore murdered by Americans?

    McIlvaine: Absolutely. ...

    Solomon: Do you want another investigation?

    McIlvaine: Of course I want another investigation."   http://www.cbc.ca


  • Signatory 11/19/04: Complaint filed with the Attorney General, State of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11.

    "We, the complainant signatories below, petition the Attorney General of New York, on behalf of millions of New Yorkers who also call for a fearless independent inquiry; for the sake of residents, workers, and business owners in New York—most particularly in and near "Ground Zero"; and also on behalf of other Americans who have lost employees, friends, and family members as well as health, business, and personal assets and civil, privacy, and other rights in the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath.

    We approach your office as concerned citizens desiring to bring to light the truth about the events of 9/11." http://www.justicefor911.org

Colleen Kelly

Colleen Kelly


Colleen Kelly
– Sister of Bill Kelly, Jr., Bloomberg Financial Services, WTC North Tower.  Co-founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.

  • Article Village Voice 11/22/05:  Regarding the termination of the 9/11 Commission's efforts. "There has never been any explanation regarding the timelines between the FAA and NORAD about who notified whom and when," says Colleen Kelly, who lost her brother at the WTC (Kelly was speaking for herself but serves as the New York coordinator for Peaceful Tomorrows). "There was conflicting testimony between when (former FAA administrator) Jane Garvey appeared and (NORAD commander Gen. Ralph) Eberhardt did. Their timelines don't match. They're off by about 20 minutes." ...

    "My real concern is that if this is wrapping up the work, what's next? Because obviously we're not at the truth. That seems pretty clear" Kelly says." http://www.villagevoice.com


  • Endorsement of The New Pearl Harbor by David Ray Griffin: "It will be painful, and disturbing, to turn the pages of this thoughtful and meticulously researched book. But turn we must. For we owe the truth to those who died, and nothing less." http://www.interlinkbooks.com

Barry Zelman

Barry Zelman


Barry Zelman
– Brother of Kenneth Zelman, Oracle Corp., on assignment at Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 99th floor.

  • Speech given at The Citizens' Commission on 9-11, 9/9/04:
    "I just embrace people that understand that four airplanes an hour and half between the first impact and the second [Editor's note: He meant last.] impact with zero military response in the United States.  It didn't happen that way.  It couldn't have happened that way. You're talking about the most intelligent agencies that we have on the face of the earth.  State of the art agencies ... And there was zero military response? ...

    It's very transparent that our own president did not want to investigate this tragedy.  And I'm standing before you today for one reason.  The only thing that I can give my brother is the truth.  That's it." http://www.911busters.com

Kristen Breitweiser

Kristen Breitweiser


Kristen Breitweiser
– Wife of Ronald Michael Breitweiser, Senior Vice President at Fiduciary Trust International, WTC South Tower.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  Instrumental in the eventual creation of the 9/11 Commission.  Mrs. Breitweiser is an attorney.  Selected as one of Ms. Magazine's 2004 Women of the Year.  Awarded the 2005 Ridenhour Truth-Telling Prize for her work with the Jersey Girls.  Author of Wake-Up Call, the Political Education of a 9/11 Widow.

  • Blog 8/20/05: "The speed by which our government was able to accumulate such a vast amount of information immediately following the 9/11 attacks (in less than 24 hours) is the most persuasive proof that our government had the hijackers under its surveillance. FBI agents descended upon the very flight schools (out of the thousands of flight schools in our country) that the hijackers attended within two hours of the attacks. They were seen removing files from the flight schools buildings. Furthermore, photos of the hijackers and details about their activities in the final days before the attacks were also immediately presented to the American people. I mean you are talking about an intelligence apparatus that according to official accounts was completely in the dark about the plotting and planning of the 9/11 attacks. ...

    At a bare minimum, the 9/11 Commission is not being honest with the American people. First, the Commission feigned total ignorance about Able Danger.  [See also Congressman Curt Weldon.]  Then, they admitted that they remembered hearing something about it. Next, they acknowledged that they were briefed about the program but found a discrepancy in the dates provided by the Able Danger informant, and therefore decided that the information was irrelevant to their investigation. Convenient excuses. But, wrong. Because, I happen to be one of the 9/11 widows that received personal commitments from each of the 9/11 Commissioners that they would track down every lead, and turn over every rock so as to provide the most thorough and definitive account of the 9/11 attacks to the American people. Last week’s revelations about Able Danger prove that the Commission has not been above-board with their investigation. Nor has their investigation been anywhere near exhaustive.

    Now, legally speaking, the 9/11 Commissioners were mandated to provide a full accounting of the 9/11 attacks to the American people. If the Able Danger operation and its accompanying information turn out to be true, then necessarily each Commissioner has broken the law in that they failed to fulfill their legislative mandate in providing a full and just accounting of the 9/11 attacks to the American people. However, if we also come to learn that Atta’s or any of the other hijackers names were mentioned in the Able Danger chart, I think this nation will have bigger problems to deal with than accusing the 9/11 Commission of not following their mandate in providing a full accounting to the American people. As with most things in life, only time will tell." http://www.huffingtonpost.com


  • Bio: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

Patty Casazza

Patty Casazza


Patty Casazza
– Wife of John F. Casazza, a government bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Member of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  Board member of September 11th Advocates. Instrumental in the eventual creation of the 9/11 Commission.  Selected as one of Ms. Magazine's 2004 Women of the Year

  • Article 2/12/07: "It’s hard for us to come to any other conclusion than that the 9/11 Commission was a political cover-up from the word go." http://www.muckrakerreport.com


  • Statement 10/9/06: "Our loved ones and the American people deserve to have the truth behind 9/11 told – the day that ended, wounded and profoundly affected so many lives – with honesty and integrity. Anything less than the truth is an affront to those who were directly in harms way on that day. And, considering the impact of recommendations implemented, based on perhaps faulty information, more American lives may be inadvertently placed in harms way in the future. What an absolutely unbearable consequence that would be.

    We need a true and complete investigation into the events of 9/11, for the sake of everyone." http://www.911pressfortruth.com

 

Lorie Van Auken

Lorie Van Auken


Lorie Van Auken
– Wife of Kenneth Van Auken, a bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Co-chair of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission.  Instrumental in the eventual creation of the 9/11 Commission.  Selected as one of Ms. Magazine's 2004 Women of the Year.

  • Documentary 9/11 Press for Truth 9/5/06: "We do not know the whole story about what happened on September 11th. Not at all."
    9/11 Press for Truth Website: http://www.911pressfortruth.com/
    Google video: http://video.google.com/


  • Article 2/12/07: "It’s the old ‘if there’s nothing to hide, why are they hiding everything’ logic,” says Van Auken.  “If you hide information, if you keep everything behind closed doors, people are going to get suspicious.  If the government were to answer all of our questions, we’d be encouraged.  But the fact is the government has barely answered any of them.  It’s outrageous that six years on, after two preemptive wars in the Middle East and maybe a third to come, we still don’t have the whole story behind these attacks." http://www.muckrakerreport.com


  • Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05 (p.36): "The 9/11 Commission's report is one year old today.  This report was supposed to provide the definitive account of what had transpired on September 11, 2001.  We hoped that our thousands of unanswered question would be addressed and answered.  Yet incredibly, we have found that the Commission's "definitive" final report has actually yielded more questions than answers.  Moreover, there are still so many areas that remain unexplained or only vaguely touched upon by the 9/11 Commission -- so much that it was quite difficult for me to decide where I should start my testimony today. ...

    We spent fourteen months collecting information and lobbying for the creation of the Commission and another twenty plus months monitoring the Commission's work: forwarding any and all research, making phone calls and lobbying for the extensions of time and money, sending thousands of emails all in the hope that in the end, all Americans could feel confident that we had indeed, the definitive story of 9/11. Sadly as Americans, we have all been let down." http://www.vt911.org

Mindy Kleinberg

Mindy Kleinberg


Mindy Kleinberg
– Wife of Allan Kleinberg, a securities trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor.  One of the four Jersey Girls, New Jersey residents who were widowed by 9/11.  Co-chair of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission.  Instrumental in the eventual creation of the 9/11 Commission.  Mrs. Kleinberg is a Certified Public Accountant, formerly with Deloitte-Touche.  Selected as one of Ms. Magazine's 2004 Women of the Year.

  • Signatory to Open letter 8/4/06: "We fought to establish the 9/11 Independent Commission because we believed that American citizens would be better served if our nation’s vulnerabilities were uncovered and then fixed.

    Unfortunately, once again the failure to fully and properly investigate all areas, not follow all leads and not address the need for accountability, whether it be bureaucrats lying at a hearing or personnel with questionable performance of assigned duties, continues to leave this Nation and its citizens vulnerable and at risk.

    The 9/11 Commission was derelict in its duties. What we needed from them was a thorough investigation into the events of September 11th. Inexcusably, five years later, we still do." http://911citizenswatch.org

Patricia Perry

Patricia Perry


Patricia Perry
– Mother of Officer John W. Perry, Esq., NYPD, lost in the collapse of the WTC North Tower.  She is a former Board member and past President of the New York Civil Liberties Union.

  • Signatory 11/19/04: Complaint filed with the Attorney General, State of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11.

    "We, the complainant signatories below, petition the Attorney General of New York, on behalf of millions of New Yorkers who also call for a fearless independent inquiry; for the sake of residents, workers, and business owners in New York—most particularly in and near "Ground Zero"; and also on behalf of other Americans who have lost employees, friends, and family members as well as health, business, and personal assets and civil, privacy, and other rights in the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath.

    We approach your office as concerned citizens desiring to bring to light the truth about the events of 9/11." http://www.justicefor911.org


Monica Gabrielle

Monica Gabrielle


Monica Gabrielle
– Wife of Richard S. Gabrielle, insurance broker, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 103rd floor.  One of the twelve members of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  Board member of September 11th Advocates. Co-chair of the Skyscraper Safety Campaign.

  • Article 2/12/07: "Addressing all these unanswered questions out there is about more than simply trying to quell conspiracy theories,” says Monica Gabrielle, whose husband Richard died in WTC II.  “It’s about making sure Americans are safe by revealing the unfettered truth about the failures.  Because you can’t make recommendations on distortions, omissions, and half-truths, which is basically what the 9/11 Commission did." http://www.muckrakerreport.com


  • Documentary 9/11 Press for Truth 9/5/06: "What we're left with after our journey is no answers, no accountability.  And I've wasted four years of my life, trying my damndest along with the other family members to make sure this never happens again."
    9/11 Press for Truth Website: http://www.911pressfortruth.com/
    Google video: http://video.google.com/


  • Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05 (p.110): "The recommendations presented by the 9/11 Commission, in the context of the report, seem sounds and should be passed into legislation.  However, this report is far from complete due to time and funding limitations and stonewalling by the White House, the City of New York, and the agencies being investigated.  We need further investigations into the events surrounding 9/11, especially in the areas of money laundering (cutting off terrorist funding) and continued debate regarding our foreign policy, not only in the Middle East but around the word." http://www.vt911.org

Sally Regenhard

Sally Regenhard


Sally Regenhard
– Mother of Firefighter Christian Michael Otto Regenhard, Ladder Company 131, FDNY, Red Hook, who went missing at the WTC.  One of the twelve members of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission.  Founder and co-chair of the Skyscraper Safety Campaign.

  • Article Village Voice 11/22/05: Regarding the termination of the 9/11 Commission's efforts. "Able Danger isn't the only question that people keep asking.  [See also Congressman Curt Weldon.]  People who lost firefighters sons, husbands, and brothers still want answers regarding the issues of command & control and radio communication. "The questions that remain unanswered are the whole stuff of chapter 9," says Sally Regenhard, founder of the Skyscraper Safety Campaign, who lost her firefighter son in the towers. "What happened to New York?"...

    "I think that we have to look at these alternative groups and these alternative people who are continuing to make films and bring their research to the public," says Regenhard. "Maybe people thought they were fringe groups or crazy but these are the only people left." http://www.villagevoice.com
 

Ellen Mariani

Ellen Mariani


Ellen Mariani
– Wife of Neil Mariani, United Flight 175

  • Inside Job by Jim Marrs, Preface written by Ellen Mariani 5/10/04:

    "This preface is an open letter to the American people, and it comes straight from my heart. I ask that you read this book and discover for yourself why the attacks of September 11, 2001, were, in fact, an inside job. Jim Marrs makes that case in his book; I intend to prove it in a court of law. ...

    My suit is based on the RICO Act, and it is aimed at proving that the September 11 terrorist attacks were no surprise to the government. I believe that many of the highest officials in the federal government were aware the attacks would take place--in fact I am 100 percent sure that they knew." http://www.wingtv.net/insidejob.html


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

Daniel Wallace

Daniel Wallace


Daniel Wallace
(1984 - 2007) – Son of Lt. Robert Wallace, Engine 205, Ladder 118, FDNY.

  • Speech 12/3/06: "Ever since that day, I believed the official story for all about 2 minutes.  I always had my questions.  My family had their questions.

    The government sent us the 9/11 Commission or I should say omissions, really.  They sent us that.  I read the whole thing.  As I'm reading the whole thing; it was just incredible; the lies in this book. ... It hurt me to read this book.

    I researched it on the Internet and I seen -- I noticed the little squibs coming out of the building as they're coming down, 'cause I seen it a million times, as everybody else did.  And I said, "Gee what's that?"  I'm wondering what's going on.

    A friend of mine actually gave me Loose Change.  And I seen that and I was amazed.  I was so amazed.  When I seen it, seriously I broke down.  I didn't sleep that night.  I was just insanely distraught about it.  So I joined this group; 9/11 Truth. ...

    The truth: to actually be out there knowing that I'm fighting for something that's right and something that's American.  That's the American way. ... My father was a true patriot and I will follow in his footsteps.  I'm gonna try so hard.  I'm gonna try to the death of me to get him justice.  Not only him, but the three thousand others that died, too. ...

    My father was a patriot. I'm a patriot and everybody in this room that believes in truth and wants to find justice is a patriot.  Because this is America.  It is of the people; for the people; and by the people.  And that's the America I know and that's the America that I'm gonna defend, no matter what." http://www.youtube.com


Petition Requesting Reinvestigation of 9/11
, signed by the following 61 survivors and family members of victims.

"We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:

  • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
  • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
  • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
  • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

Joanne Barbara – Wife of Assistant Chief Gerard Barbara, FDNY

Gayle Barker – Sister of William A. Karnes, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower

Michele Bergsohn – Wife of Alvin Bergsohn, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Derrill Bodley – Father of Deora Bodley, passenger on United Flight 93

Kathryn C. Bowden – Sister of Thomas H. Bowden, Jr., Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 104th floor

Janet Calia – Wife of Dominick Calia, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Maggie Cashman – Wife of William Joseph Cashman, United Flight 93

Lynne Castrianno Galante – Sister of Leonard Castrianno, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor

Elza Chapa-McGowan – Daughter of Rosemary Chapa, Defense Intelligence Agency, Pentagon

Bruce De Cell – Father-in-law of Mark Petrocelli, broker, Carr Futures, WTC North Tower, 92nd floor

Ralph D'Esposito – Father of Michael D'Esposito, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 96th floor

Loisanne Diehl – Wife of Michael D. Diehl, Vice President, Fiduciary Trust, WTC South Tower, 90th floor

Adina D. Eisenberg – Sister of Eric Eisenberg, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower

Jonathan M. Fisher – Son of Dr. Gerald Paul "Geep" Fisher, Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Pentagon

Michael J. Fox – Brother of Jeffrey L. Fox, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, WTC South Tower, 89th floor

Laurel A. Gay – Sister of Peter A. Gay, Vice President, Raytheon, American Flight 11

Irene Golinsky – Wife of Col. Ronald F. Golinski U.S. Army (ret), Pentagon

Lori, Jerry, and Beatrice Guadagno – Sister and Parents of Richard Guadagno, Manager, Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, United Flight 93

Kristen Hall – Daughter of Firefighter Thomas Kuveikis, FDNY, Squad 252

Kurt D. Horning – Father of Matthew D. Horning, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 95th floor

Joel Horwitz – Lost beloved cousin in WTC North Tower

Jean Hunt – Disabled survivor of Pentagon attack (See individual statement.)

Jennifer W. Hunt – Wife of William C. Hunt, Vice President, Euro Brokers, WTC South Tower

John Keating – Son of Barbara Keating, passenger on American Flight 11

L. Russell Keene II – Father of Russ Keene III, Equities Analyst, Keefe Bruyette & Woods, WTC South Tower, 89th floor

Peter Kousoulis – Brother of Danielle Kousoulis, Vice President, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Paul and Barbara Kirwin – Parents of Glenn Davis Kirwin, Partner, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor

Barbara Krukowski-Rastelli – Mother of Firefighter William E. Krukowski, FDNY, Ladder Company 21, Manhattan

Laura and Ira Lassman – Parents of Nicholas C. Lassman, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Johnny Lee – Husband of Lorraine Greene Lee, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower, 101st floor

Alicia LeGuillow – Mother of Nestor A. Cintron III, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Francine Levine – Sister of Adam K. Ruhalter, Controller, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Ellen Mariani –Wife of Neil Mariani, United Flight 175 (See individual statement.)

Bob McIlvaine – Father of Robert McIlvaine, Assistant Vice President, Merrill Lynch, WTC North Tower, 106th floor (See individual statement.)

Mary McWilliams – Mother of Firefighter Martin E. McWilliams, FDNY, Engine Company 22, Upper East Side

Daryl J. Meehan – Brother of Colleen Ann Barkow, Project Manager, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 105th floor

Elvira P. Murphy – Wife of Patrick Murphy, Vice President, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower

Jessica Murrow – Wife of Stephen Adams, Manager, Windows on the World, WTC North Tower

Natalee Pecorelli – Sister of Thomas Pecorelli, Cameraman for Fox Sports Net and E! Entertainment Television.  American Flight 11

James L Perry, MD, and Patricia J. Perry – Parents of John W. Perry, Esq., NYPD Officer.  See also individual statement.

David Potorti – Brother of James Potorti, Vice President, Marsh & McLennan, WTC North Tower, 96th floor

Terry Kay Rockefeller – Sister of Laura Rockefeller, Risk Waters Group, WTC North Tower

Grissel Rodriguez-Valentin – Wife of Benito Valentin, American Express, WTC North Tower, 94th floor

Alissa Rosenberg-Torres – Wife of Luis Eduardo Torres, Senior Broker, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower

Ralph & Brigitte Sabbag – Parents of Jason Sabbag, Portfolio Manager, Fiduciary Trust, WTC South Tower

Elaine Saber – Mother of Scott Saber, UBS Warburg, WTC North Tower, 106th floor

Julie Scarpitta – Mother of Michelle Scarpitta, Euro Brokers, WTC South Tower, 84th floor

Paula Shapiro – Mother of Eric Eisenberg, Aon Corporation, WTC South Tower

Kevin Shea – WTC survivor.  FDNY Hazmat Operations.  Sustained major injuries on 9/11, which forced retirement. (See individual statement.)

Elizabeth Turner – Wife of Simon Turner, Publishing Director, Risk Waters Group, WTC North Tower

Adele Welty – Mother of Firefighter Timothy Welty, FDNY, Squad 288, Queens

Joan W. Winton – Mother of David Winton, Vice President, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, WTC South Tower, 89th floor

David Yancey – Husband of Vicki Yancey, Vrendenburg Co.  American Flight 77

Nissa Youngren – Daughter of Robert G. LeBlanc, Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of New Hampshire.  United Flight 175




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