An Op-Ed from SOFREP editor-in-chief Jack Murphy
I was in my senior year of high school on September 11th 2001. It was another morning in computer class. Mr. Greer came in and said that he didn’t want to upset anybody but that a plane had just crashed into the World Trade Center. We figured it was some kind of large scale accident. I recalled seeing on the History Channel how a Mustang fighter jet had accidentally plowed into the Empire State Building back in the day. For the next couple hours rumors began to fly and we heard about a second plane hitting the World Trade Center.
After class, I got in my car to drive home and tried desperately to get some radio reception. I could only hear bits and pieces. There were stories that the State Department had been bombed being reported in the media. This turned out to be false but it demonstrates that America was going into a state of panic. Only after I got home and turned on the television did I fully realize what had happened. My mother asked me if I still wanted to join the Army knowing what was coming. Hells yeah I did.
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