Please post anyone you know of that is a civilian hero. Its only right to start this thread off with these fine Americans. Brings tears to the eyes…:flag:
Knowing they were next, the passengers voted to fight back and launched a counterattack, attempting to wrest control of the Boeing 757 back from the hijackers. During the struggle, the plane slammed into a field near Shanksville in Somerset County, a rural area roughly 80 miles south of Pittsburgh.
The final words of several passengers have become almost legendary.
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Passenger Todd Beamer used an onboard phone to call the FBI and at the end of the call, the operator overheard him say, “Let’s roll.” Before hanging up on the fourth and final phone call to his wife Deena, passenger Tom Burnett told her that he and others “are going to do something.”
According to a recently published book about the flight, “Among the Heroes,” flight attendant Sandy Bradshaw told her husband Phil that she was boiling water to use in the attack. She ended the call by saying, “Phil, everyone’s running to first class. I’ve got to go. Bye.”