17 Years Later, Firefighter Reflects On Searching Twin Towers Rubble


ALSO LAID A WREATH ON THE WEST SIDE. 180 PEOPLE DIED WHEN THE HIJACKED PLANES SLAMMED INTO THE PENTAGON. 17 YEARS LATER AND THE PAIN IS STILL RAW FOR MANY OF THOSE FIRST RESPONDERS. ADRIAN MORE WITH HOW HE IS REFLECTING ON THIS ANNIVERSARY. Reporter: TIME HAS HEALED SOME WOUNDS. 9/11 WAS ON A TUESDAY. IT WAS A CLEAR COLD DAY. Reporter: FOR CHRIS, IT CAN NEVER ERASE THE UNEASINESS TALKING ABOUT THE MOST IMPORTANT SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSION OF HIS CAREER. IT WAS DIFFICULT. Reporter: HE IS A DEPUTY CHIEF WITH THE SACRAMENTO FIRE DEPARTMENT. IN 2001 HE WAS PART OF THE CITIES SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM THAT WERE SENT TO HELP CREWS AT GROUND ZERO. WE WALKED UP TO THE CORNER OF THE STREETS AND THERE IS A PILE AND THAT IS WHAT IT WAS CALLED BY MOST RESCUERS BECAUSE IT WAS ONLY THREE STORIES TALL. IT HAD BEEN REDUCED FROM 110 STORIES. Reporter: AFTER 14 DAYS, HIS TEAM NEVER FOUND ANY SURVIVORS. CHRIS WOULD LATER LEARN A FRIEND , A NEW YORK CITY FIREFIGHTER, DIED WHEN THE TOWERS CAME DOWN. WHILE THE 17th ANNIVERSARY IS A SOMBER ONE, HE SAYS HE WILL NEVER LET THE PAIN OF THAT DATE OVERSHADOWED THE COURAGEOUS STANDS OUR COUNTRY TOOK IN THE FACE OF EVIL. IT BROUGHT US TOGETHER. THERE WAS NO PARTISAN POLITICS AFTER THAT. EVERYBODY WAS TOGETHER. HE SAYS HE SPENT THIS

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