“I was listening to Howard Stern on the radio, and he was describing the horror of the World Trade Center attacks,” said Staff Sgt. Berger, a recruiter for the U.S. Army in Decatur. “When I got home and saw those jets, it made me sick. With my competitiveness and being an American, it made me angry.”
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, when four commercial jetliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaida members. Two of the jets crashed into the World Trade Center towers in Manhattan. One jet struck the Pentagon in Washington and the fourth plane went down in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. In total, 2,996 people were killed and more than 6,000 injured.