There were many heroes on September 11th. One of them, for months, was only known as the “The Man in the Red Bandana”. He saved as many as 18 lives, but lost his own. In 2002, the world and his family, learned who he was. Back then, his parents shared their grief with our own Chuck Scarborough on the 15th anniversary of the attacks in 2016.

When United Flight 175 struck the south tower at 9:03 a.m., Welles Crowther, a 24-year-old equities trader and volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Nyack, was on the 104th floor. Somehow he found an escape route past the inferno below, and made three round trips up and down the stairs, carrying and leading survivors to safety.

Welles' body was found six months later.

When I talked with his devastated parents in 2002, they had just learned what their son did that day.

"It was a wonderful feeling to have this confirmed and to know he acted in such a courageous and wonderful way," Allison Crowther told me at the time.

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Comments :

Clap Reload

Clap Reload . 3 months ago

I hope everyone learns a lesson from this. If nobody does anything, nothing will change. Always do something, even if it's not easy.

texas strong

texas strong . 3 months ago

Make god blees he's family

Haya Glamazon

Haya Glamazon . 3 months ago

Incredibly brave young man. Welles' father died in February 2019. RIP to him and I hope his widow can keep their memory alive

alp80

alp80 . 3 months ago

What a hero

Kkgowd

Kkgowd . 3 months ago

Such a brave .he is a hero



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