Howard Holschuh’s 9/11 Memory

My wife Helen and I were living in our retirement home in Hilton Head, SC. After breakfast that morning she left to attend her ladies’ weekly Bible Study, while I remained at home to attend to a few chores. The phone rang. My wife said; “Turn on the TV!” I was appalled at what I saw, and canceled all morning chores. I sat spell bound at my TV watching first the destruction of New York’s Twin Towers, then the attack on the Pentagon. The ladies turned their prayers to those lost in the destruction. I learned later that the part of the Pentagon that was destroyed included the office I had worked in 42 years previously … one of the officers killed was my successor (many time removed).

Howard Holschuh Captain U.S. Navy (Retired)
Hudson, OH