Stationed Abroad 

Date Submitted: 6/10/2017
Author Info: Richard (Southwest Ranches, FL, United States - USA) 
Occupation: Government/Military 
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: No 
Knew someone who perished?: No 

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I was an Information Systems Technician stationed in Keflavik, Iceland at NCTS Keflavik with my family. On 9/11 we were on leave in Hollywood, FL. It took us almost a week to get back to the base in Iceland. Upon return I was full time Auxilary Security Force for the next 6 months.

It was difficult to be away from the base on that morning. As a member of the military all I wanted to do was be back on the base and contributing to the cause. 

 

The sky was a breathtaking clear blue that day

Jameka (Philadelphia, PA - USA)
8/8/2018

Innocence Gone

Brittany (Crawfordsville , In - USA)
7/25/2018

Just a block away

Eric (Queens, New York, NY - USA)
4/11/2018

Just another day...

Beverly (Phoenix, AZ - USA)
4/7/2018

Just a Baby

Rebecca (Nampa - USA)
3/30/2018

A Day Like Any Other

Frank (Utica, MI - USA)
3/13/2018

Camping and then...

Melissa (Richfield - USA)
2/27/2018

An inch from death

Lucas (Stockholm - Europe)
1/30/2018

Sooo...its not a movie?

Adrian (Fort worth - USA)
1/11/2018

A kid who didn't understand

Brianne (Edmonton - Canada)
12/29/2017

Fort Drum

Charles (Pittsburgh - USA)
12/21/2017

At home

Sam (Exeter - Europe)
11/23/2017

Confused

Chloe (San Diego - USA)
11/10/2017

The Moment of my first deployment

Aaron (Charlottesville, VA - USA)
9/30/2017

Like it was yesterday

Agus (Silver Springs, MD - USA)
9/29/2017

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Soon both towers came down. We realized that terrorism was now not just what we see on the evening news. The sadness of loss of life increased 10 fold, then disbelief, confusion, anger, and fear.

Bud (story excerpt)
12/17/01

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