TOP PHOTO: WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares this high up look from Eagle I early on this Sunday morning.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – I was headed to the airport. Where were you when you heard the news? Most all of us remember where we were on that awful morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
Keeping with tradition, the City of La Follette has US Flags flying all around in Downtown La Follette today.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/11/2022-NOON-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)
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It was morning over here, but it was evening over at Osan Air Base, Korea, where I was when it happened. Funny thing was, our American intelligence agencies had us and Japan on alert for The Big One – an expected terrorist attack on either US military installations or civilian air carriers – maybe the execution of something similar to the 1996 (?) plan to detonate bombs on multiple airliners over the mid-Pacific. We were more than surprised they attacked NYC and DC instead.
And yet, within an hour of the towers’ collapse I was fielding calls from CentCom in Florida asking how fast we could transfer some of our air-to-ground munitions to – wait for it – Afghanistan.
Then, twenty years later – early last year – my son, Major David Orick, USMC, was closing down the last Joint Allied Marine Corps mission on the Grunt side of Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. He was a Senior at CCHS in September 2001. Time flies when wars last a generation.
THANK YOU CITY OF LAFOLLETTE FOR THE REMEMBRACE ON SEPT 11…THIS IS WONDERFUL TO DISPLAY THE FLAGS AND THE BIG FLAG…LOVE THAT YOU DO THIS…I AM SURE IT TAKES TIME TO DO THIS…AGAIN THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS THE USA…LET’S ROLL!!
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