Eleven years ago today, Fish and Wildlife Service employee Rich Guadagno joined other passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 to prevent the plane from being directed toward a target in Washington, D.C.
That’s the best information we have, and that’s how we choose to believe what happened in the skies above Pennsylvania.
Leaving aside all journalistic objectivity, on this anniversary of 9/11, I salute the bravery of Rich Guadagno and the other passengers on the plane. Personally, I think Guadagno, who is virtually never mentioned in the accounts of Flight 93, had a lot more to do with the downing of that aircraft than is commonly understood.
ESWR Sept 2001 issue, with story on Guadagno (see page 5)