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

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by ChevyFan, May 1, 2011.

  1. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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.
  2. murdog94

    murdog94 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    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!
  3. jbjohnson92f

    jbjohnson92f Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    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
  4. asu4cjustice

    asu4cjustice Rockstar

    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.
  5. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    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..
  6. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    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.

    99'HEARTBEAT MODERATOR Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    On 9/11.....I was just eating Breakfast.......and my dad called me, to tell me that 1 plane had crashed into 1 of the Twin towers......I turned on the T.V......and about 10/15 later I saw the 2 Plane hit the 2nd Tower......I Could Not Believe my Eyes!!!

    .......asu4justice and jbjohnson92f.....Thank you for your Service and Come Home Safe Guys!!....:great:
  8. trapstud

    trapstud Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    On 9/11 I was listening to the radio while sweeping in the warehouse at the job I had then.

    Yesterday I was just about to fall asleep when I heard the news.

    Boy has time changed. Then I had just gotten married a two weeks earlier and had a child due in a month. Since then I have had a couple other jobs including being a stay at home dad, purchased a house, and had five more children.
  9. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan The Sheriff Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Keep your wits about you, thanks for your service to our country. You'll get home!
  10. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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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