Discussion in 'Rampage Killings and Terrorist Attacks' started by steeltowngirl, Sep 10, 2021.
It was a fabulous play. I saw the Washington DC premier years ago. I mention that because at that time some of the cast were local residents who took people in and some were actual passengers from stranded planes. There was a couple who met while stranded and ended up married who were part of the original ensemble.
Juliana Valentine McCourt was just 4 years old the day she died on United 175.
The deaths of Juliana McCourt and her mother Ruth on Flight 175 represent one of the crazy coincidences of the day in which part of a family survived the tragedy while part was lost. Ruth McCourt’s brother, Ron Clifford was a software salesman working in the North Tower when first American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the skyscraper. He managed to get out before the tower fell, but he witnessed United 175 slam into the South Tower, not knowing at the time that his sister and niece were on board. Clifford told ABC News, “I think when I was on the floor saying the Lord’s Prayer … when the second plane hit, just in a strange way maybe Ruth guided me out of there.”
Ruth and Juliana were also going to spend time at Disneyland on their planned California vacation.
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Thank you. Such true and heartbreaking words.
I remember reading this. Also, to make this even crazier, Ruth McCourt's best friend Paige Farley Hackel was supposed to take Flight 175 but ended up using her frequent flyer miles...on Flight 11.
It is hard to believe it has been 20 years.
It was a pivot point in my life. I had just taken my first high paying job after finished my masters a few months before. And I dropped all that, joined the Marines and did three tours instead.
Thank you for your service @Diogenetic
Much respect for the sacrifice you made for our country.
I hope you were able to return to your career choice.
Thank you and God bless. @steeltowngirl covered it so well, many of us will always be grateful and you have our upmost respect for your sacrifice. I too hope you were able to return and enjoy your career choice.