Voices of the 9/11 Pentagon Recovery Effort

Essays from the U.S. Army’s Old Guard


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About the Book

9/11 is more commonly associated with New York and the World Trade Center than with the Pentagon, whose destruction received far less coverage. But those who helped extinguish the fires, tend to the wounded, and clean up the aftermath will never forget such a loss.
Thousands took part in the Pentagon recovery effort following 9/11, but few knew exactly what they were signing up for. A nearby Army unit, the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), sent its soldiers to contribute where they could, as best they could, and in any capacity they could. In this book, soldiers of The Old Guard have elected to share their experiences. Their accounts attest to the honor and camaraderie that were necessary for picking up the pieces, as well as the traumatic effects of being enveloped in the aftermath of tragedy.

About the Author(s)

Mark Joseph Mongilutz is a professional ghostwriter, copywriter and author. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Mark Joseph Mongilutz
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 163
Bibliographic Info: 12 photos, glossary, index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8043-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3947-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note v
Preface 1
Introduction (Mark Joseph Mongilutz) 3
Private Memory (Adam Behrens) 7
Inside the 9/11 Pentagon Attack (Christopher M. Bradley) 17
Operation Noble Eagle (Dennis Brady) 25
A Moment in Time (Larry Carter II) 39
As I Saw Things (Marshall R. Codd) 48
A Recent Richard’s Recollection of His Time Recovering
the Pentagon (Eric Ebner) 59
9/11 Revisited (Matt Genkinger) 66
A Witness to Bravery (Andy Graff) 75
Nights in White Coveralls (Jonathan Hoffman) 84
My Old Guard (Fines E. Kiper II) 98
The Impact of 9/11, Then and Now (William Arthur Roum) 109
We Laughed (Brett (Thurman) SanPietro) 117
America on Fire: A Grunt’s Perspective (Robert Earl Williams) 126
For the Old Guard Soldiers Unsung and Unspoken (Mark Joseph Mongilutz) 144
Farewell: An Epilogue (Mark Joseph Mongilutz) 147
Glossary of Commonly Used Terms and Acronyms 149
About the Contributors 151
Index 153