Veterans fear WTC beam left behind in Afghanistan could fall into Taliban’s hands

A 10-foot tall beam from the World Trade Center given to US troops is unaccounted for after American military left Bagram Airbase. Fears that it will end up with the Taliban are rising, reports Kerry J. Byrne of the New York Post.

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Jeff Cantor served at Bagram and is attempting to locate the beam and get it home. “It’s really important to those of us who served over there that it doesn’t fall into the hands of the Taliban,” he said.

The steel was unveiled at the airfield on Memorial Day 2010 and was a gift of the people of Breezy Point, an area hard-hit by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The beam bore the words “WTC, 9/11/01 Never Forgotten. Never Forget. From the People of New York City. Breezy Point N.Y.”

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