OtherGround Forums 9-11 First Responder. My Good Friend. RIP.

10 days ago
1/1/01
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The following video is of my good friend Richie Wentz speaking to my Social Studies class about 9-11 when I taught at Stoneman Douglas HS in Parkland. Just so happens that this was my classroom- room #1233 inside the now condemned bldg where the shooting took place.

 

Richie Wentz spoke to my classes on this date every year- even once he was suffering the effects of 9-11 Disease as a result of his work at Ground Zero. The year this was filmed, Richie pulled me aside and asked me to make sure he was recorded. I asked him why, and he told me that he didn’t think he’d be around to speak about this after this year. He was right. He made me promise not to post it anywhere until he was gone. He asked that I share it every year on 9-11 to ensure that no one ever forgets what happened. The video has 2 parts for a total of about 45 minutes. I’m posting the links below. Please take some time to listen to what it was really like there- not just the events, but the human aspect of the world’s loss that day and every time another person passes away from complications of their service that day. 

Thanks Richie. I love you brother. May you RIP. Until I see you again.

 

10 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 11228

Part 1:

https://youtu.be/dqEmV0DLBbE

 

Part 2:

https://youtu.be/AOno4CelNy8

10 days ago
5/12/03
Posts: 21672

RIP Richie.

9 days ago
12/10/09
Posts: 15596

Subd 

Thanks for posting 

9 days ago
1/9/11
Posts: 668

IN for later.

 

9/11 may be a long 18 years ago but I don't think we will ever forget what we were doing on that day, the trauma the country received and the bravery of the men and women that stepped up to save lives on that fateful day. 

 

Good post.

9 days ago
12/15/11
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RIP

9 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 26606
RIP
9 days ago
8/8/09
Posts: 3781
RIP
9 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 47780

RIP

9 days ago
11/17/10
Posts: 49899

rip

9 days ago
3/16/06
Posts: 20140

For later, thanks to Richie for his bravery at Ground Zero. 

9 days ago
5/6/19
Posts: 19

Rip and thank you for sharing. Sub for later. 

9 days ago
12/2/18
Posts: 417

RIP Richie. You did your part and beyond. 

9 days ago
9/26/02
Posts: 335180

RIP

9 days ago
7/16/13
Posts: 3138

RIP

9 days ago
5/30/10
Posts: 1001

9/11 was an inside job! Anyone who thinks Osama was involved is in denial.

9 days ago
1/13/04
Posts: 12651
RIP
9 days ago
8/15/13
Posts: 1289

RIP

9 days ago
4/18/06
Posts: 11692

In

 

RIP Richie

9 days ago
5/23/07
Posts: 17649
RIP Richie
9 days ago
7/19/13
Posts: 1245

RIP

9 days ago
2/1/13
Posts: 9054

RIP. I'm going to send this to my dad who's a retired firefighter too.

9 days ago
2/9/07
Posts: 1069

4 later

9 days ago
9/12/05
Posts: 8312
Thank you for sharing this. God bless you, Richie.
9 days ago
9/9/11
Posts: 2760

RIP