Legore recounts 9/11 experiences

The Pentagon is seen after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. PHOTO COURTESY CARL LEGORE

The stories from Sept. 11, 2001, are full of close calls and people in places they shouldn’t have been.

Carl Legore of Rockwell City has one of those stories. Legore, who retired from the Army a few years ago, was stationed in the Washington D.C. area as a public affairs officer with the Army National Guard. That service’s offices should have been on the fifth floor of section E of the Pentagon, on the very wall where an airplane crashed that day. But instead, a remodeling project had relocated the office to another building a mile or two up the road.

“They say if the plane would have hit a different part of the Pentagon, a lot more people would have died,” Legore said.

Read more in the Sept. 12 edition.