Category Archives: Families in the News

9/11 Mom with ‘Unfortunate Knowledge’ Counseled Survivors

Matt Stout, Boston Herald Less than a day after the bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon finish line last year, Christie Coombs got the first call. For many, the Abington mother is the face of scores of resilient families who lost loved ones in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. And she has “unfortunate knowledge” […]

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Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

Ben Fox, Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail the case before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay. Teams of […]

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U.S. Air Force Honors FDNY Hero

FDNY The U.S. Air Force presented the FDNY and family of Chief of Department Peter Ganci, who was killed on September 11, with memorabilia from the Transit Center at Manas in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, informally named Ganci Air Base, on Apr. 3 at the FDNY Fire Academy. “This is a truly special ceremony and it speaks […]

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