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Remembering 9/11

Rear admiral to tell his story and loss of 27 personnel at Pentagon

September 2, 2011
By Linda T. Gracey ( , The Altoona Mirror

A trip to Washington, D.C., saved Jeff Hathaway's life on Sept. 11, 2001. A rear admiral for the U.S. Coast Guard, he reported to the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., as usual that morning, where he was director of worldwide U.S. Navy Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection. He was out of his office when terrorists flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the building, killing 27 people who worked directly with him in his role of overseeing the Navy's Command Center in the Pentagon. Of the 50 personnel on watch, only eight survived.

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