The Man With the Red Bandana

by Marilou Long on September 9, 2016

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It’s hard to believe that we are still learning stories of amazing heroism fifteen years after the Twin Towers were brought down on 9/11.  I found this article from the New York Post very moving.

Welles Crowther, a twenty four year old banker at Sandler O’Neill, died on 9/11.  His parents talked to survivors and pieced together the last hours of his life.  His body was found in the lobby of the South Tower near the remains of many firefighters.  Welles had carried a woman down from the 78th floor, and with his training as a volunteer firefighter, he went back up to help others.

In December 2006, Welles was posthumously named an honorary member of FDNY.

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