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.
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.
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…
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.