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Posted: 12/13/2001 4:01:59 PM EDT
and what were you doing??....... November 22, 1963........ January 28, 1986.......... September 11, 2001....... I'll start... 11/22/63 I was 2-1/2 so I figure I was home annoying my mother 1/28/86 Only 12 days into my new job in Toledo, OH was going through orientation when someone came running down the hallway telling us the space shuttle exploded. Seems we spent the rest of the day watching the replays on a TV in one of the conference rooms. 9/11/01 At work..my wife called to tell me about the first plane..I was on the phone with her when the second one hit, I'll never forget her scream. Ask me what I had for lunch yesterday and I couldn't tell ya'.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:16:08 PM EDT
where was I... 11/22/63 I didn't exist. My parents were in their mid teens and hadn't met yet. 1/28/86 I was in the 4th grade I think, at Ramstein AFB in Germany, in one of my classes, when they turned on the TV and showed the footage of the Challenger. I cried.. 9/11/01 Driving to work at about 8:40 CST, almost an hour after it happened, had the radio on, but they were talking about some fire behind the Whitehouse, and some plane crash, didn't get what they were talking about in my 10 minute drive to work. Got into work, and they were getting a TV going, and everyone was trying to hit the news websites. One guy on my row had a TV receiver card in his machine, and tuned in a news channel, and at about 9:30 or 10, I saw the footage of the second plane hitting the second tower. Saw that repeated all day... went to bed thinking I was watching a bad movie, woke up the next day to learn it wasn't a bad movie....
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:16:40 PM EDT
11-23-63 - Still about 4 1/2 years until birth. 01-28-86 - Teaching a group of 1st graders how to read, we were watching the shuttle liftoff and then... 09-11-01 - Getting ready for work, my wife got me out of the shower and I spent the entire morning with that non-rinsed feeling. It was the least of my worries. I still can remember the awful feeling when seeing the row of ambulances all lined up with the cots out and doors left open.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:21:30 PM EDT
1: Not Born 2: Ft Rucker Alabama. 3: Woke up in the morning, drinking coffee, reading E mail. Turned the news on. Seems like much longer than 3 months ago Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:25:50 PM EDT
-wasn't born -eating breakfast before going to school in 6th grade, heard the news on NPR. -Working up in Prudhoe Bay, was getting up for coffee in the rec room at 9:15 EST and overheard the flustered and panicked voices of the newscasters, and knew something big happened. Went to one of the TV's to see the first tower smoking. Completely dumbfounded, couldn't believe what was happening. Kept saying "F*ck me!" over and over as the second plane impacted. Watched the first tower come down, and I couldn't handle it. Went to work, heard the second tower had collapsed and the Pentagon had been crashed into, and a car bomb outside the State Department. They sent us back to camp early.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:31:30 PM EDT
11/22/63...On my front porch, I remember all the adults crying... 1/28/86...at work in Downtown Manhattan, my Mom called from Satellite Beach FL saying she just saw it happen... 9/11/01...At work in Charlotte, on the phone with a Buddy in the second tower...Yes he made it out. I'll NEVER FORGET
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:33:27 PM EDT
not born in my grandmothers kitchen having lunch. grilled cheese and tomato soup. at work with the acs tiger kickin ass.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:38:57 PM EDT
11/23/69 not born yet 1/28/86 sitting in Mr. Grace's eighth grade math class, saw it on TV 9/11/01 came into a hotel in Bad Karlshafen, Germany, where the owner's son spoke enough English to tell my brother and I that a plane with a bomb had hit New York and the White House. We spent the whole evening of 9/11 watching German language TV and trying to make out what had happened from the pictures and the bits and pieces of German that I knew. All we could see of New York was a big cloud of dust and smoke over Manhattan. It wasn't until the next morning when we got an English language newspaper that we found out the towers had completely collapsed.
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Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:51:16 PM EDT
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Ok, Here goes... 1. Only 5 so I bet I was bugging the h@ll out of my brother. 2. I was just leaving the house when Mom stopped and told me what had happen. I almost tore the door off it's hinges trying to get back inside. 3. Stuck at work. On AR15.com being kept up to date as you couldn't get to any of the news sites. Thanks Guys! Vulcan94 Edited because I can't type.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:56:11 PM EDT
63 scared, came in from our play period, teachers crying, wanted mom & dad, thought I was gonna die. 86 thought, I'm at work,this can't be happening. 09/11/01 Never, ever, forget.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 4:59:55 PM EDT
1. Not Born 2. 1/2 year old 3. Computer Programming Class
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:02:30 PM EDT
1 - Not born yet. 2 - Layed up with a hangover at the Fraternity house after one of the hundreds of beer bash / chick hunts. 3 - In the office. Had a small TV in the drawer. Watched in dismay as the second plane hit........
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:09:14 PM EDT
1. Not born 2. 3rd grade at Perrin elementary (Air Force base). The whole school went to the cafeteria and we watched the news for the rest of the day. Lots of kids were crying. 3. I was surfing the net looking for some MAC magazines when I saw a post on subguns.com that simply said CNN. I turned on the tv and canceled my plans for the rest of the day.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:09:27 PM EDT
(1) ... at five I was playing with kids outside. I clearly remember mom and the neighbor ladies that gathered for coffee (a ritual back then when womenz didn't work) crying. Never saw mom cry. Wow. (2) ... at work and I'm in Aerospace. We all split and went to a local bar to watch it on TV. The bar was full of my co-workers and no one was drinking. (3) ... getting ready for work. I've not been the same since. Seriously.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:10:08 PM EDT
November 22, 1963........Pre birth. January 28, 1986..........Sleeping at my parents house in Lakeland, FL. Mom ran in and woke me up. We went outside and saw the "v" shaped trail as the boosters separated. September 11, 2001.......Maui, Hawaii. Riding horses in the mountains.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:33:53 PM EDT
[b]November 22, 1963........[/b] Floating around in my dad's scrotum. [b]January 28, 1986..........[/b] Sitting in the lunch room cafeteria. [b]September 11, 2001.......[/b] Standing in the CEOs office watching his tube live on the wall.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:40:11 PM EDT
1963- Not Born yet 1986 - Sitting in Algebra class in high school. Above my desk was a model of the space shuttle hanging from the ceiling. When they announced it my teacher gasped as her husband was a main engineer on the shuttle's landing gear. As I listened to the announcment I just stared at the model. Sep 11 - I was asleep when my dad called and told me the first one hit. I turned on the TV just in time to see the second one hit live on Fox News.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:40:29 PM EDT
Nov. 22, 1963 Not born yet. Jan. 28, 1986 Sleeping in my girlfriends car. Got home, turned on the tube and found out. Sept. 11, 2001 Got up, turned on the t.v. and the puter just in time to see the second plane hit. Spent the rest of the day glued to the tube and AR15.com.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 5:48:25 PM EDT
November 22, 1963... I wasn't born yet January 28, 1986... Watching the launch at the age of 5 with parents September 11, 2001... Getting ready for work, had to go anyways, watched the tv at work off an on, wanted to leave and be home, have definatley not been the same since. [b]An event that has changed my life forever and will never be forgotten... [USA]
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 6:23:11 PM EDT
'63 my mother was 5 years old. My grandfather told me that he was at Atlanta International when Kennedy was shot and a cheer went through the terminal. Apparently he wasn't as popular as the press says he was. '86 I was in 1st grade and we were watching it on TV. I still remember it blowing apart. The thing that pissed me off then and still does now is that the only thing you heard was how that poor teacher had died (whatever her name was) as if the real astronauts didn't matter. '01 just got up at about 10 or so and flipped the TV to TBS. I saw the footage and thought it was one of those cheesy made-for-TV movies. As I watched I started to think it was a little too real to be grade B computer graphics so I switched to CNN. The exact same footage was rolling. It sank in then.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 6:29:20 PM EDT
1. Not Born 2. 2nd Grade being homeschooled 3. Friedberg, Germany in my arms room with a recent shipment of range ammo. wondering what the hell just happened................at least I felt safe (there)..........
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 6:38:47 PM EDT
22 Nov 63 - In my third grade class, wanting to go home b/c it was a nice day. It hit me pretty hard, my dad died earlier that year. 28 Jan 86 - Aireco Tach in Baltimore, setting up an A/C class. Saw it live on TV at break time. I remember thinking, Uh oh, this cant be good. 11 Sep 01 - Right here in front of the puter. Called Mrs Ops & told her to pick up Lil' Ops and come home. In a state of low-level alarm that has only been ratcheted down slightly since then.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 6:45:12 PM EDT
November 22, 1963 Not born yet January 28, 1986 Sitting in 8th Grade Science class. My science teacher was one of the finalists for the 1st civilian to go up. She roomed with Christa McAullife while they were going through all of the training that they had. I will never forget the sound of her scream when the Challenger exploded. September 11, 2001 Just got off from work. Stopped to get groceries and heard on the radio that a plane had flown into the WTC. Thought to myself, "Just someone out taking flying lessons in a Cessna" Then got home and turned on the TV and was the 2nd plane hit the 2nd tower. I knew then that something was going on.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 6:48:18 PM EDT
November 22, 1963........ My parents were in the 9th grade........ January 28, 1986.......... Sitting in my highschool principals office getting a butt chewing for arguing with my shop teacher. (long story but since the shop teacher was in the wrong and threatend me w/ a 2x2 I spent the rest of the year loafing in the gym during that class and got an A for the year) September 11, 2001....... Walking thru 'security' at NewPort News Airport, (VA) when a security guard saw my shirt (Internation Assoc. of Fire Fighters) emblem and told me. Sat in the airport for 5 min on phone w/ the station at work since they did not have a tv in the terminal. Decided we weren't flying and left. As we were leaving they announced that all flights were "cancelled due to a national emergency" Yes I cried, when I heard Dan Rather on the radio say the 1st tower had collapsed. I knew that a lot of Firefighters were dead and dieing. That struck me hard seeing as what I do for a living.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 6:48:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ACS-TIGER: and what were you doing??....... November 22, 1963........ January 28, 1986.......... September 11, 2001.......
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11/22/63 Roaming around in my daddy waiting to fertilize an egg. 1/28/96 Don't recall exactly, but more than likely, waking up with a hangover. Not looking forward to going to class. 9/11/01 Waking up to CNBC talking about the WTC being hit by a plane. Then posting it here.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 6:50:37 PM EDT
Getting a blow job behind the bleachers........too "stupid..and rude"to know any better.......Wishing i could be in nyc to help with the recovery effort.......
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 8:00:37 PM EDT
11-23-63 I was only 6 months old 01-28-86 In my dorm at college. I had seen the twin plumes of smoke and wondered what it was until I saw the news... 09-11-01 On my way to work... as the DJ was talking about the first hit, the second occurred. We were watching the tube at work when the Pentagon was hit. What a day that was!
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 8:04:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2001 7:57:59 PM EDT by Paul]
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Link Posted: 12/13/2001 8:10:22 PM EDT
November 23, 1963...not even a gleam in my parent's eyes yet. January 26,1986...sadly I don't remember. It was my first year in College. September 11, 2001...At the local Service station looking to get my Jeep inspected amd my muffler replaced.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 8:10:26 PM EDT
Freshman year at MSU On a roof top at Univ of Florida watching the launch. At my dinning room table having coffee, friend call to tell me.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 8:11:15 PM EDT
11-23-63 3rd grade class, what I remember is the walk home, after the let us out. What was a 7/8 block walk, took forever 01-28-86 Working in the Pro Video field in Calif 09-11-01 At the local hospital, drinking Barium [:X*] for a CT scan
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 8:18:45 PM EDT
11-23-63 Only 3 yrs old, probably playing with toy guns. 01-28-86 Sitting in a Dairy Queen drive thru in Kissimmee Fla., watched it go up in 1 piece & come down in several. 09-11-01 Was still asleep, a buddy called & told me to turn on the freakin TV. ColtShorty GOA KABA COA JPFO SAF NRA "I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 8:22:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2001 8:14:39 PM EDT by rpd_fire]
November 22, 1963...wasn't even thought of January 28, 1986....School cafeteria watching the launch on TV. September 11, 2001..Fiance called me from work. I thought she was screwing with me. Turned on CNN watched the second plane hit and it still took until later that afternoon to sink in [:(]
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 8:23:49 PM EDT
63 was not even conceived yet 1-28-86 i was in my phy ed class in 7th grade 9-11-01 i was on my way to san diego for work the exact spot was south bound i5 through camp pendleton just past las pulgas road when i heard that a plane has hit the towers.I also drove by miramar airstation that day and there was very heavy security.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 8:32:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ACS-TIGER: and what were you doing??....... November 22, 1963........
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Wasn't born yet.
January 28, 1986..........
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Was working at the warehouse for a department store. When the news came, we went outside and saw the smoke trails of the shuttle explosion. I went to lunch at noon and the smoke trails were STILL up there, hanging like a tombstone. Weirdest damned feeling, let me tell you.
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Sleeping in. Dad woke me up, calling to say that a plane had hit the WTC. I turned on the TV just in time to see the SECOND plane hit. Spent the WHOLE DAY watching TV.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 8:32:26 PM EDT
Not born. FT. Hood. At a gage supplier in Canada.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 10:41:53 PM EDT
'63: Not born yet. My mom said she was watching her soap operas when a news bulletin cut in. '86: I walked into my 3rd grade class, and another kid asked me if I'd heard. '01: A coworker and I had gone to our systems engineer's office for a meeting, and he happened to have his TV on the news. He told us that a plane had just hit the WTC. Terrorism crossed my mind, but I was guessing it was probably an accident. We saw the second plane hit live on TV and realized it was terrorists. We still didn't realize that these were full-sized passenger jets and not little private planes. When they announced an explosion at the Pentagon, it felt like the whole world was crashing down around us. When we saw the first tower had collapsed, I realized this was on the order of Pearl Harbor and we were going to war.
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 11:36:20 PM EDT
November 23, 1963 - Not born yet January 26, 1986 - I was sitting in my 6th grade class when they made an announcement overhead that the space shuttle had exploded. September 11, 2001 - I was sleeping in. My dad called and woke me up. Told me to put on FOX News. I was kinda pissed that he woke me since I had to go to work that evening. "TURN ON YOUR TV NOW!!!!!!!" So I did just in time to see the first tower collapse. USPC40 ------------------------------------------------- [b][blue]NRA Life Member[/blue][/b] - [url]www.nra.org[/url] [b][blue]GOA Life Member[/blue][/b] - [url]www.gunowners.org[/url] [b][blue]SAF Supporter[/blue][/b] - [url]www.saf.org[/url] [b][blue]SAS Supporter[/blue][/b] - [url]www.sas-aim.org[/url] [img]www.ar15.com/members/albums/USPC40/alabamaflag.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 12/13/2001 11:45:30 PM EDT
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11-23-63 Two years old. Could have been near the time my 4 year-old brother smacked me in the head with a coffee can. The dent is still there. 01-28-86 Senior year of college. Probably still on winter break drinking up a storm and carrying on. 09-11-01 Enjoying my unemployment. Stayed up real late to download porn and surf ar15.com when I saw Lordtrader's post about the attack and turned on the TV.
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[Last Edit: 12/14/2001 12:16:40 AM EDT by warlord]
11-23-63 I was in the 7th grade, principal had gathered us all in the playground and made the announcement. Went home after school and watched the TV news. OT: The library window that Oswald shoot Kennedy thru is now a museum, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza; and they have an earthcam there so that you can see the view that Oswald saw. [url]www.jfk.org[/url] 01-28-86 Showed up for work, and my cubie mate said that the space shuttle had exploded. I walked downstairs to the cafeteria to watch the news reports. 09-11-01 Wife calls me at home and wakes me up and told me to watch the news.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 12:04:18 AM EDT
Hmmm...lets see 1963- I wasn't born until 78. Dad would have been in his junior year at Princeton so I was a drunk sperm, mom was riding on a school bus I think when it happened. 1986- I was sitting in a third grade classroom watching it. The teacher was one of the candidates (not a finalist though) for Christa McAuliffe's spot. Complete silence followed by sobs. 9/11/01- Walked into law school lobby before 10am class. Hadn't heard about it yet. Saw deans, professors, students watching TVs in lobby that aren't normally there...thought the President was assasinated or something. Couldn't believe what I saw...never seen so many awe-struck people in my life.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 12:20:30 AM EDT
63- N/A 86- at lunch break during Jr. High, I remember 'someone' telling me about. Got home that afternoon and watched the replay on TV. 9/11- Sleeping in, as usual (I work nights) Heard the phone ring 4 or 5 times. Figgered it was the damn telemarketers getting an early start. Next time it rang I hear my buddies voice on the machine telling me to GET MY ASS OUT OF BED AND TURN ON THE TV, THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END!! (his words) half asleep/half hungover I sat there and watched as the second plane hit. and I remember thinking, OK, this is one of those REALLY sureal dreams! I wish to god it was! Sat there watching the reports until I had to go to work. By that time all the locals were in a SERIOUS PANIC!!! There were lines at EVERY Supermarket and gas station. Some stations had cars backed out into the street 10-12 deep waiting to get gas. But those first words of his "The worlds coming to an end" haunted me for quite some time.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 12:32:15 AM EDT
1. I don't remember and don't recall. 2. Taking a dump while reading Shotgun News before I had to go to work. 3. Same as #2, only this time I was in no rush because I was and still am unemployed.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 1:07:40 AM EDT
1) Four months old. In Newfoundland I believe. Maybe back in the states, not sure. 2) In a Marine Corps barracks in Okinawa. I woke up early for some reason and pvt Moore (a very cool dude) told me the space shuttle blew up. 3) Ummm.... Slept in and was hungover. Had three messages on the machine saying "turn on the damned news!!!".
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 1:25:43 AM EDT
1) N/A 2) It was a snow day and school was out. This was'nt great because my brother and myself got an extra day of manual labor on the farm. We recently had electric run to the barn where we were serving out our time in the cold. Luckly we had an old radio to listen to, when the news report came on in the middle of a song we knew something was up. 3) Had come home from work, was playing with my son and talking to my wife when my mother in law called. We turned on the TV in time to see the second plane hit. I remember wishing I had more ammo and food on hand. 4) Another time I'll never forget was a morning in the early 90's. The alarm was set to go off a 5:50 every morning, that also happened to be the time when this radio station liked to put on the news. I remember setting on the edge of the bed when they said Iraq had invaded some small mid eastern country I had never heard of, and thinking to myself, "What the hell diffrence does this make". Little did I know is that in a matter of days my brother would be halfway around the world facing an uncertain future, and myself living with a dreadful fear for almost the next year. [uzi]
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 1:56:21 AM EDT
November 22, 1963........ Swimming around in my dad's scrotum. January 28, 1986.......... Still in H.S., eagerly anticipating graduation that year. September 11, 2001....... Visiting family down in Colorado Springs. I was awake that morning reading with the tube on when the news broke; soon fterwards, pondering possible modes of transport to use to get back home before the coming weekend. Not to mention, counting my blessings.
Link Posted: 12/14/2001 3:23:35 AM EDT
... On a grassy knoll ... Cape Canaveral, mission control ... Observation deck WTC
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