Category Archives: Families in the News

Families of September 11 Victims Watch Guantanamo Hearings with Mixed Feelings

David Welna, NPR Thad Rasmussen, 36, lost his mother, Rhonda, in the September 11 attacks; she died at the Pentagon. This month, he sat in a courtroom at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and looked at five men accused of planning those attacks. “It was very difficult to see them as humans,” he says. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and […]

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9/11 documentary shows struggle of Bronx family

Bronx News 12 A Bronx professor and his wife shared their struggle of coping with the loss of their son in a documentary that was screened at Fordham University today. Orlando Rodriguez and his wife Phyllis lost their son Greg in the attacks on the World Trade Center back in 2001. They say coping with […]

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Mid-air irony: Son of 9/11 victim aids suspect’s attorney

Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald Guantanamo Bay Navy Base, Cuba –When an attorney for the alleged mastermind of the September 11, 2001, attacks suddenly collapsed on a recent war court airplane shuttle, only one passenger was equipped to offer emergency care — a young man whose father was killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. […]

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