23. January 2005 · Comments Off on Remembering Rick Rescorla · Categories: General

Mudville Gazette is where I first learned about Rick Rescorla, Vietnam Veteran, Army Reservist, and one of the 3000 people who died on Sept 11, 2001. He didn’t make it out, but due to his actions, 2700 of his co-workers *did* survive.

If you’ve never heard of Rick Rescorla, you need to learn about him. You can do that here.

If you *have* heard of him, then you might be interested in knowing that a couple years ago, his widow and some of his friends founded the non-profit Richard C. Rescorla Memorial Foundation, “to keep present the magnitude of Rick’s life and to promote the virtues Rick lived by – duty, honor, courage, and patriotism. ”

The foundation is now raising money to erect a bronze statue of Rick at Ft Benning, GA, in the National Infantry Museum. Details are posted at Mudville Gazette, in the form of an email from Susan Rescorla. The foundation has raised 1/3 of the money they need for the sculpture, and need help raising the rest of it.

From what I’ve read, this is a man worth remembering. I hope you think so, too.

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