9.11.2008

Remember 9/11: Kevin Cosgrove

I am so tempted not to put this on here. It's extremely emotional as this is the 911 call made by Kevin Cosgrove as the building was collapsing. This is very real:

Cosgrove is notable due to the recording of his final moments of life, which were used during the Moussaoui trials, the only criminal trials to result from the attacks. His final scream of “Oh, God, Oh...” as the South Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed made international headlines.[1]

Cosgrove was a Vice President of Claims for Aon Corporation. According to the 911 recording played during Moussaoui's trial, Cosgrove was located in the northwest corner of the 105th floor in the South Tower (Tower 2). He told 911 dispatchers he was calling from John Ostaru's office and had two other indiviuals with him. One he mentions by name, Doug Cherry. The second individual is often assumed to be John Ostaru since the call was made from his office but Ostaru is not listed as a victim of the attack. After American Airlines flight 11 impacted the North tower, Cosgrove reportedly called his wife to let her know that he was alright and was preparing to evacuate the building. However, before Cosgrove was able to evacuate, United Airlines flight 175 impacted the South tower, trapping him.

This video has put another human element into the reality of what happened on 9/11. My prayers are with all families affected. If you are easily disturbed, do not watch this video. I will remove it after tonight. It serves to show the reality of the 9/11 event and the 2700 people who lost their lives - it could have been any of us.

2 comments:

Roschelle September 12, 2008 at 3:52 AM  

Wow...this has rattled me to the core. I listened to every video on that thread...I can't examine...

clnmike September 12, 2008 at 9:49 AM  

I can see what she is saying.

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