Badass of the Week: Rick Rescorla, after a career of badassery including moving to the US so he could enlist in Vietnam, he was already a hero.   On 9/11, despite the fact that he was dying from terminal bone marrow cancer, he went back to his old standby of singing British folk songs to rally morale. He was last seen on the tenth floor of the World Trade Center, headed up.  Of the 2,700 people he had been charged with protecting, all but 6 survived the terrorist attack.

Badass of the Week: Rick Rescorla, after a career of badassery including moving to the US so he could enlist in Vietnam, he was already a hero. On 9/11, despite the fact that he was dying from terminal bone marrow cancer, he went back to his old standby of singing British folk songs to rally morale. He was last seen on the tenth floor of the World Trade Center, headed up. Of the 2,700 people he had been charged with protecting, all but 6 survived the terrorist attack.

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A family remembers: Richard "Rick" Rescorla, (Director of Security for Morgan Stanley in 2001) a hero of 9/11 who gave his life to save thousands.

A family remembers: Richard "Rick" Rescorla, (Director of Security for Morgan Stanley in 2001) a hero of 9/11 who gave his life to save thousands.

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Cyril Richard "Rick" Rescorla (May 27, 1939 – September 11, 2001) was a retired United States Army officer of British origin who served with distinction in Northern Rhodesia as a member of the N

Cyril Richard "Rick" Rescorla (May 27, 1939 – September 11, 2001) was a retired United States Army officer of British origin who served with distinction in Northern Rhodesia as a member of the N

2nd Lt. "Rick" Rescorla moves with fixed bayonet through the underbrush in an attack of NVA sniper pockets outside the American perimeter in the Ia Drang Valley on Nov. 16, 1965 during the Vietnam War.  He is a member of one of the hardest hit companies of the 1st Cavalry Division. Rescorla, was born in Britain and served in the military there and on the Metropolitan police force before moving to New York & joining the U.S. Army. He was KIA on 911 saving people in one of the towers.

2nd Lt. "Rick" Rescorla moves with fixed bayonet through the underbrush in an attack of NVA sniper pockets outside the American perimeter in the Ia Drang Valley on Nov. 16, 1965 during the Vietnam War. He is a member of one of the hardest hit companies of the 1st Cavalry Division. Rescorla, was born in Britain and served in the military there and on the Metropolitan police force before moving to New York & joining the U.S. Army. He was KIA on 911 saving people in one of the towers.

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peerintothepast:  U.S. Army 2nd Lt. R.C. Rescorla, Platoon Leader of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cav. Reg., 1st Cav. Div. - Ia Drang Valley, South Vietnam. Nov 16, 1965. Born in England, he first served in the British Army, then joined the U.S. Army. Rick Rescorla, was head of security for banking firm Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, is credited with saving 2,700 people by making sure they left the World Trade Center’s South Tower before it collapsed. He was killed when he went back in to rescue more…

peerintothepast: U.S. Army 2nd Lt. R.C. Rescorla, Platoon Leader of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cav. Reg., 1st Cav. Div. - Ia Drang Valley, South Vietnam. Nov 16, 1965. Born in England, he first served in the British Army, then joined the U.S. Army. Rick Rescorla, was head of security for banking firm Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, is credited with saving 2,700 people by making sure they left the World Trade Center’s South Tower before it collapsed. He was killed when he went back in to rescue more…

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British-born Rick Rescorla, pictured above at X-Ray, became famous during 9/11 evacuating thousands of people from the WTC for Morgan Stanley before being killed in the attack.

British-born Rick Rescorla, pictured above at X-Ray, became famous during 9/11 evacuating thousands of people from the WTC for Morgan Stanley before being killed in the attack.

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Rick Rescorla was on the ground at the very beginning of the Vietnam Shitstorm, and as a platoon leader in the 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division, he ended up participating in the first...

Rick Rescorla was on the ground at the very beginning of the Vietnam Shitstorm, and as a platoon leader in the 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Division, he ended up participating in the first...

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USN Operation GAME WARDEN begins its fifth year of activity..... My brother-in-law was in the USN & served on the river patrol.  It must have been more horrible than we could believe.  He never speaks of the events that he witnessed.

USN Operation GAME WARDEN begins its fifth year of activity..... My brother-in-law was in the USN & served on the river patrol. It must have been more horrible than we could believe. He never speaks of the events that he witnessed.

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Rescorla was 62 years old, and suffering from prostate cancer on September 11, 2001. Nonetheless, he successfully evacuated all but 6 of Morgan Stanley’s 2800 employees.

Rescorla was 62 years old, and suffering from prostate cancer on September 11, 2001. Nonetheless, he successfully evacuated all but 6 of Morgan Stanley’s 2800 employees.

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