Playlist: 'September 11'
Compiled By: StoryCorps
Stories from those affected by the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
17-year-old Jessica DeRubbio remembers her father, New York City firefighter David DeRubbio, who was killed in the World Trade Center.
Arlene Sullivan remembers her son, Tommy Sullivan, in an interview with her daughter Norene Schneider. Tommy was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Tommy Sullivan was a stockbroker at Harvey Young and Yurman. On Sept. 11, 2001, he was having his weekly breakfast at Windows on the World when the terrorist attacks began. Recently, Sullivan's mother, Arlene Sullivan, and sister, Norene Schneider, discussed what Tommy was like as a little boy. When he died, Tommy Sullivan, who was 38, also left a wife and two sons.
10 year-old Frankie DeVito remembers his grandfather, Bill Steckman, in an interview with his mother Diana. Bill Steckman was killed in the World Trade Center on September 11th.
For Frankie DeVito, his grandfather was a favorite playmate and companion. But Bill Steckman, who worked in the World Trade Center, didn't come home after Sept. 11, 2001. Frankie, now 10, talks with his mother about that day -- and how his grandfather remains with him.
Bob Carberry (L) and John Cullen (R) remember their fellow firefighter, Lieutenant Steven Bates, who died on September 11, 2001.
His friends remember Steven Bates as a big man who was tough on the outside and soft on the inside. A lieutenant with Engine Company 235 in Brooklyn, Bates was an 18-year veteran of the New York Fire Department when he died Sept. 11, 2001. Bob Carberry and John Cullen -- also lieutenants with the department -- remember spending time with their friend on and off the job.
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John Romanowich, a recovery worker, remembers his first day at Ground Zero after September 11, 2001.
In 2001, John Romanovich was working for the New York City Department of Design and Construction. After the attacks of 9/11, his agency was put in charge of the cleanup at Ground Zero.
In this piece, Romanovich talks about arriving at the World Trade Center site just days after the attack.
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Jack Murray, a welder by trade, remembers going down to Ground Zero the night of the 9/11attacks to cut steel beams so rescue workers could reach survivors.
Jack Murray was on the roof of his apartment building when he saw the second plane hit the World Trade Center's South Tower on September 11th, 2001.
A welder by trade, Jack went down to Ground Zero the night after the attacks to cut steal beams and help rescue workers. Here, he remembers that night.
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Richard Pecorella remembers his fiancée, Karen Juday, who was killed in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Richard Pecorella's fiancee, Karen Juday, worked as a secretary at Cantor Fitzgerald. Her office was on the 101st floor of the North Tower.
On September 11, 2001, Karen was one of the thousands of lives lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Here, Richard remembers how he met Karen.
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Former NYPD lieutenant Bill Cosgrove remembers carrying Father Mychal Judge, the first official victim of September 11th, out of the World Trade Center.
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Father Michael Duffy remembers his friend, Father Mychal Judge, the first official victim of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center.