POV of a Photographer at the Pentagon on 9/11

via Frank Lee Ruggles/PetaPixel

On entering the Pentagon after it had been hit.

An Air Force Full-Bird Colonel stopped us briefly; noticing our camera gear. He said, “Guys, this isn’t a press event” as if he was going to turn us away. I looked at him and said… “No, this is history.”
“Good point,” he answered and waved us ahead.


We spent the rest of the day shooting 4 rolls of film the evacuation at the Pentagon, cut off from all communication and unaware of what was happening a few states away. Thanks to the brave passengers of United 93, I got to see the look of anger and relief on my wife’s face that night as I pulled into the driveway. She didn’t know until that minute if I was alive or not.
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