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Major General Recounts Sept. 11, 2001, Experiences - Brevard NC


September 13, 2018

Major General Joe Taluto was at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the morning the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

He was a deputy commander of the 42nd Infantry Division that was working on what is called “war fighter” training exercises for overseas duty when he got a tap on the shoulder.

He and others went to a room where there was a television and watched the scene unfold. Shortly thereafter, he was called to New York. Because all air travel was restricted at that point, he and seven others had to drive 14 hours to get to Ground Zero to perform...

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