9.11.01 – We remember Rick Rescorla

| September 11, 2021

I’d like to take a moment to re-tell the story of this amazing hero of 9/11. I could write about Colonel Rick Rescorla (ret), but our own Hondo wrote him up better than I ever could more than six years ago. Without further ado, take a moment to remember men like Rick and the hundreds of others who didn’t make it out of those towers. Men and women like Rick Rescorla, which included 344 fire fighters and 71 police officers, who rushed into the World Trade Center to save lives and didn’t come home.

“Stop crying. I have to get these people out safely.”

Category: Al Qaeda, Army, Historical, Real Soldiers, We Remember

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Mason – thanks for posting this again.

And thanks to Hondo for the original post.


Old tanker

A good brave man who no doubt is resting in the arms of God.


Found this through the Bongino Report

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Reading the story of Rick Rescorla, again, just as his name scrolled across the bottom of the TV screen.
I never get tired of reading that story.


God rest you well good Sir.


A Warrior’s Warrior. “…that such men lived.”

Rest Easy Good Sir!

Never forget!


To Colonel Rescorla, the NYPD/NYFD and troopers of the U.S. 7th Cavalry in Vietnam…Garryowen!



He set the standard for badassery.


Here’s a guy who truly set the standard for badassery. Young Poe used to encounter him occasionally in 1959-60 when both were assigned to Command and Control Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.


Young Poe was a mere PFC/MP in the 101st Military Police Detachment while Major Millett was the founding commander of Recondo School, one of the Army’s first attempts to train NCO’s in counter-insurgency warfare. He was flamboyant and larger than life and inspired fear-filled admiration in the likes of young Poe.

He was widely known and admired as a holder of the MoH who had led the last bayonet charge of the United States Army.


Thanks for posting this again. I remember reading it years ago on this site.

An amazing story and an amazing bloke. Truly humbling.