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    Default Where Were You Comparison: 9/11/2001 & When Osama Bin Laden Killed?

    Where were you on 9/11/2001 and when you found out when Osama Bin Laden was killed?

    I was driving to work in Fort Worth, Texas on the morning of 9/11/2001 when I heard of the terrorist attacks. I was in my bedroom in Arlington, Texas getting ready for bed when I was told that Osama Bin Laden was dead and I got up to watch the news and see what was going on.

    There has been a lot of changes for me in the past 9 1/2 years. I'm now in my late 30's instead of my late 20's. I'm married now with 2 kids and one on the way. I've built this network of websites (in which GMTC is the biggest site) and have advanced my career as well. I've probably gotten a bit cynical about life in some aspects but I've been trying to combat that type of thinking lately.

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    I was in homeroom as a senior in highschool. nothing else was done at school we spent the day watching the TV etc. on Sept 11.
    Tonight i had just arrived at work and logged into FB just to read on the news feed the great news!
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    i was 19 years old on sept 11 and on my way to work as a parts counterman at a dealership. now im here in afghanistan on my 11th month, counting the days til i go back home, and waiting for something big to pop off now
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    I was at my HS as a Senior when the towers were attacked. Now I am deployed to OEF Afghanistan when justice is being served everyday.

    "Dont Tread on Me"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbjohnson92f View Post
    i was 19 years old on sept 11 and on my way to work as a parts counterman at a dealership. now im here in afghanistan on my 11th month, counting the days til i go back home, and waiting for something big to pop off now
    sounds like we will be getting back stateside around the same time... be safe brother keep your head down.
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    9/11/01 I was working on Rt 4 in Paramus,NJ I could see the smoke and all the news on a wall of TV's in the store. We watched all the emergency trucks going down towards the GW Bridge...

    Last night I just got home from my camping trip and put on the news after my shower.. I texted all my friends that stayed the night at the campground..
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    I was in my tool truck selling tools when my customers came out and told me. I new then that the world and how we live had changed forever. Last night I was up watching Fox news when I heard, I went to the kitchen and had TWO beers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbjohnson92f View Post
    i was 19 years old on sept 11 and on my way to work as a parts counterman at a dealership. now im here in afghanistan on my 11th month, counting the days til i go back home, and waiting for something big to pop off now
    Keep your wits about you, thanks for your service to our country. You'll get home!

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    On 9/1/2001 I was a newly promoted U.S. Navy Warrant Officer (CWO2) Crew Chief deployed to Batman forward airbase Turkey transporting troops between Germany and Turkey for operation "No Fly". The night of the attack I was enroute from Germany, part of the way back to Turkey we were ordered to go EMCON (radio silence) and were immediately placed under the escort of U.S. Air Force F-15 fighters that turned their fire control radars on us for the rest of the trip. We werent told what happened in the U.S. until we were on the ground.

    The world is completely different for me now, I've been retired from the Navy for over 5 years and my main priority is no longer deploying to foreign countries to enforce American diplomacy.
    Today I didnt find out Bin Laden had been apprehended until I turned on the news at 0510 to get ready for work. I was kind of surprised to hear he had been caught, then again anyone thats seen B-52 bombing missions conducted in the Afghanistan mountains would be surprised there were any people left alive there.
    Definately something thats long overdue but unfortunately it isnt the end of the road, only another turn in the road.
    Good luck to all those still deployed in that hell the rest of the world calls the middle east, keep your head down and come home fast and safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asu4cjustice View Post
    I was at my HS as a Senior when the towers were attacked. Now I am deployed to OEF Afghanistan when justice is being served everyday.

    "Dont Tread on Me"

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    sounds like we will be getting back stateside around the same time... be safe brother keep your head down.


    Quote Originally Posted by jbjohnson92f View Post
    i was 19 years old on sept 11 and on my way to work as a parts counterman at a dealership. now im here in afghanistan on my 11th month, counting the days til i go back home, and waiting for something big to pop off now
    Quote Originally Posted by tbplus10 View Post
    On 9/1/2001 I was a newly promoted U.S. Navy Warrant Officer (CWO2) Crew Chief deployed to Batman forward airbase Turkey transporting troops between Germany and Turkey for operation "No Fly". The night of the attack I was enroute from Germany, part of the way back to Turkey we were ordered to go EMCON (radio silence) and were immediately placed under the escort of U.S. Air Force F-15 fighters that turned their fire control radars on us for the rest of the trip. We werent told what happened in the U.S. until we were on the ground.

    The world is completely different for me now, I've been retired from the Navy for over 5 years and my main priority is no longer deploying to foreign countries to enforce American diplomacy.
    Today I didnt find out Bin Laden had been apprehended until I turned on the news at 0510 to get ready for work. I was kind of surprised to hear he had been caught, then again anyone thats seen B-52 bombing missions conducted in the Afghanistan mountains would be surprised there were any people left alive there.
    Definately something thats long overdue but unfortunately it isnt the end of the road, only another turn in the road.
    Good luck to all those still deployed in that hell the rest of the world calls the middle east, keep your head down and come home fast and safe.
    Thank you all who are current/past Military. Your service means the world to me, and everyone else. Thank you for what you do, day in and day out.

    Anyways. 9/11/01. I was in 5th grade (youngest one so far). I remember our principle came over the P.A system, when the first plan hit. And again when the 2nd plane hit, when the Pentagon got hit, and when Flight 93 went down. Being younger, I knew enough about what happened, but not the why. I don't think I could have comprehended at the time the "why" part of it. All I knew, was we were under attack, and we were going to war.

    I got home that day, to a teared filled family. I think everyone did that day. I watched George W's speach that night to the nation. Watching him speak, made me that much "more" American. I wanted to do whatever I could at the time to help out. I think we all wanted to help out, and bring Bin Ladin to justice.

    Yesterday, I found out VIA facebook. A few FB status came about about "Bin Ladin dead, links?". I ran upstairs to check the news with my family. I sat and listened, and looked up links to find out if it was true or not. I watched Obama's speach via internet last night. I'm not much of an Obama support; But last night I gave him my upmost respect as our president. I don't care if your Democrat, Republican, or whatever. As our President, he did his job.

    Both yesterday, and 9/11 brought us Americans closer and stronger. We put our differences aside both day's. 9/11 we came together to help one and another. Yesterday, we came together to celebrate the success of the United States Military and our President. Both day's made us all "Proud to be an American"

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    I was in the 5th grade when 9/11 happened. i was pullin a graveyard shift working on bombers in the air force when i found out osama was killed

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