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Back on 9/11 I was a Virginia State Trooper.  I got sent to the Pentagon.  Here are my memories.  

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I was once young and skinny.

I was once young and skinny.

Then again, weren't we all... I got sent from Hampton, Va and was told to be there "yesterday". I made a 4 hour drive in 2 hours. (Average of 122mph). I had just come off of midnight shift, told to pack all my uniforms, riot gear and get going. Kissed my wife and dog, and off I went. I hated leaving my wife and dog at home in Tidewater. (SE VA near Va Beach). We didnt know what was happening, For all we knew we were being attacked and people were looking at authority figures (me...that's scary) to help them and tell them what to do. I spend 13 days working 12 hour shifts. The other 12 hours I visited friends that lived in northern VA. Had to cruise around in my patrol car I had nothing else to drive. I didn't deal with this well at first. Some of the Old Guard from Arlington Cemetery were on shirt for 72 hours straight and I remember talking to one of them who told me of bodies and spines and death. He was 18 and not doing well. Feel free to AMA and enjoy my memories of the Pentagon when I was a young Trooper. EDIT -- Be respectful, please. My job was to protect the process of removal of our dead. I have no opinion one way or the other on planes, lack of planes, conspiracies, or lack thereof. I read hand-written letters from children whom had lost parents in this event and I'll never forget that. There was a memory wall set aside for family away from the public. The crayon; the crudely drawn stick family, holding hands...I'll never forget. Be nice, be respectful, take your snide somewhere else today, friend.

I was curious where the plane was.  Never did see it.

I was curious where the plane was.  Never did see it.

Relax. Just b/c I didn't see don't mean it happened. I got there 30 hrs after it happened. I am 100% sure the feds were all over that place well before my eyes got on it. And, no conspiracy here. Just trying to protect the process of removing our dead.

The night I got there I took photos with my brand new Sony Digital 1.3 MP camera

The night I got there I took photos with my brand new Sony Digital 1.3 MP camera

1.3 mp. Such detail. and a 4MB memory stick.

24 hours of work.

24 hours of work.

24 hour work.

24 hour work.

God the slice.   I can't get over that.

God the slice.   I can't get over that.

I am told it was an expansion joint. Whatever that is it worked.

This was around 9/13.

This was around 9/13.

Urban Assault Vehicle

Urban Assault Vehicle

Nap vehicle

So many people.

So many people.

It was so quiet.

You can see not everything burned.

You can see not everything burned.

Jet fuel can't melt steel beams (9/11 conspiracy joke people)

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SarahScissortail via Android601 pts18h
"I was once young and skinny " my life motto
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brandalynn1981 via iPhone231 pts12h
I was there as well with a church group. I remember the gumbo quite well. I also remember making 60 dozen eggs every morning for 2 weeks.
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MichaelMonsen via Android166 pts18h
Quite a ride. Thanks for sharing.
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weouweouweo415 pts17h
Ah, 9/11.. The time of year everyone that doesn't understand kinetic energy questions the legitimacy of the attack(s)... Ty for service @OP
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Gungagin45 pts14h
My friend Major Steve Long was murdered at the Pentagon 9/11. Still makes me nauseated to see the pictures.
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ItsTimeToWakeUp via Android33 pts16h
198..
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notmymom40 pts13h
As a Canadian,I tell you we hurt with you, we remember with you and we thank you for your response, leadership and strength.God be with you.
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To idiots out there btw,jet fuel does not melt steel beams.However it does undermine their ability to handle loads on an architectural level
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SassySailor29 pts16h
Thanks for sharing brother
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GroovyNerdM19 pts14h
Fellow Virginian here, thank you for sharing!
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OctaveRift via Android26 pts13h
I've never actually seen the damage the plane did on the pentagon before, only ever saw the towers. Take my upvote man.
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Glumerlink89 pts15h
I'm kind of sick of the pentagon conspiracy theories y'all motherfuckers are just too lazy to look up photos.
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mrkphipps via Android16 pts16h
Strange question, but what do you mean by goon? In UK it means another thing and it doesn't quite fit that comment
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HongKongDollars45 pts19h
Where was the wreckage though? I'm genuinely curious.
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bellaluna40 pts18h
Regardless of whether or not you think the Pentagon attack was a hoax or lie, these men and women deserve your gratitude and admiration.
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The 9/11 pentagon memorial is the most beautiful and cryptic dedication in the greater DC area imo. http://imgur.com/IHwBuWJ
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Angelus193 via iPhone10 pts13h
Thanks for walking the line brother. Badge # 1416 CPD VIRGINIA
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JhasmyneBlocker via Android17 pts16h
Thank you for your service and sharing these images.
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Thank you for your service.
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