|Paper||Hill Air Force Base Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Hill Air Force Base Newspapers|
, At ground zero : z rT caoraq unesssigjes Dove, I3eale was going to New York, he per- by Rhonda Elmore sonally delivered them. "I distributed die coins at ground zero to the fire station chiefs and police offiChapi-m(Capt.) Km Iieale. the Catholic t cers," he said. "One fire chief I gave the at Hill AM'., m ently returned from New coins to assured me tliey would be handed York w here he attended ttjneral ser vices and out to the appropriate people. The coins menu rials lor firefighters killed during tin- Sept. would not be set aside and forgotten. It terrorist attack was amazing that many people knew of in New York, knew many Peale. who grew the coins knew what they were." of tht' firefighters and police officers who died. In addition to the coins made for New When I'eale left lor New York he was carryYork, Hill teens made coins for the peoing something ,jecial to give to the firefightple at the Pentagon. "I have a contact at the Pentagon, an ers, police officers and their families. He was To the children of members of the staff. Here is a "Care Coin" Pentagon and love on of Air Force chaplain, and we will send the caring carrying messages coins teens from Hill's Catholic religious edu- because we care about you. When coins to him and hell make sure they're are better please pass it cation program made, and cards with messages you tofeeling someone else who might are distributed," said Beale. along Now the youth, in conjunction with printed on them from Hill's children. need it You are in our thoughts and Peggy Wasserleincr, the Catholic human conprayers. The children from Christ, youth at St Joseph Elementary Catholic cerns director, is the one who gave the teens Prince of Peace Catholic Community School in Ogden, are making coins for the idea of making the care coins after seeing at Hill AFB. Utah. the Port Authority and Secret Service the idea in a book she owns. people. Wasserleincr was going to send the coins to her niece Chaplain Beale's young parishioners found a way to say, who is a school teacher in lower Manhattan, but since we care." 75 A,r B.ise Wmq PuOhc A fears hap-lai- n i - 1 1 u : 1, H S: ' c3J v MW ; rt ? i - Weeks after the World Trade Towers collapsed, smoke still rises from the rubb At wound zero Couple helps wit! f l rPif m in 'T I rrp irorPirifQ will by Major Nery Grieco Ogden Air Logistics Center Public Affairs Most of us can only hope for an opportunity to help with the recovery effort at the World Trade Center site, but for two Hill workers, hopes became a vivid reality one they will never forget. "The further we get from the date of our trip, the more significant it becomes," said Amber Rutsey, Viranim Technologies pro- I It. Photo by John Beale Chaplain (Capt.) Ken Beale looks at one of the memorials that was near Ladder 1, a fire station in lower Manhatten. 1,1 if i gram manager and base contractor, when asked how she felt after returning from their Master Sgt. Keltf week in New York City. For MSgt Keith Rutsey, acting first sergeant In tl of the 84th RADES, the reaction was heartthe opportunity to g tribute copies of an breaking sadness. "I already miss the comradeship we estabbrance, published lished," he said of the short lived, but mem- workers. They both orable relationships the couple made with help, in some tangibl effort following the te many of the site workers. In three days the couple met and talked with Trade Center. Aftei many workers who, amazingly, expressed as tunity, they looked i much appreciation toward the Rutseys as second, and then gla America has demonstrated towards them. Initially Amber had Amber recalls speaking with a Technical going because they w Assistance Readiness Unit team member. He ing the trip and bot was responsible for controlling the robotic absence from their j cameras used to search for remains within sideration they thouj the debris. "It's just go, then He would f my job," said the to go" Amber said. TARU member after "We almost didn't gi receiving thankful but it only took two pi praise from the Rut- a good portion of wha seys. He pulled out and lodging," said K his wallet and pointed Fortunately frien to a picture of a police almost half of the cosi officer listed as missorganized by the Ai he committee of the Care ing, continued, T further we get from the date of our trip, the more significant it becomes. 1 it "'Slit :c 4 v A4 I'Jt - I tA ! rJJ 1 "This is who I am looking for and I will not stop until I find him." He then thanked Keith and Amber for traveling all the way from Utah to serve them meals and to listen to the site worker's individual stories. "It means a lot to us for you to come and listen to what we have to say" said the TARU Amher Rutsey m U-- T i ' M A - Sewl cranes work :- - A k-.- II member. '4L vx5L-,- A ' - to slowly take apart a building near ground zero. The American spirit lives on as many pcufjio man wurners cleaning up ine uisasier. 4 ji v t I. mid-Octob- Photo by Chaplain (Capt.) Ken Beale When the twin towers fell, many surrounding buildings were damaged. 5 A , Many memorials were set up to remember those who lost their lives. Once in New York tl were to help serve m ter, a place set up anc The respite center i seling, medical atten of&b tion and comforting services U anyone who work's ' the site. "We served more 1,500 meals during fHf :: ttj midnight-- 8 a.m. shifts said Amber. ft;- As the couple btisftf tables at the respijf jS , er AA sL V L.