“My husband, Rick Rescorla, was one of the 3,000 Americans murdered by terrorists on 9/11/01. Rick was Vice President of Security for Morgan-Stanley/Dean-Witter, the largest tenant in the World Trade Center. His heroic actions on the day of the attack, along with his extraordinary foresight and preparation, saved the lives of 2,700 people. His story has been told on television and radio – in newspapers and magazines – and in the book Heart Of A Soldier, by Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Stewart. Rick is also on the cover of another book, We Were Soldiers Once… And Young, written by General Hal Moore and Joseph Galloway. You see, 9-11 was not the first time Rick had distinguished himself. 9-11 was just the last heroic chapter of his heroic life.
I am so very proud to have had him in my life. I want so to have his legacy live on. Rick’s friends and I wanted to keep present the magnitude of Rick’s life and to promote the virtues Rick lived by – duty, honor, and courage.
To that end we commissioned a bronze statue of Rick, based on that iconic photo of him at the Ia Drang. This statue is now on permanent display on The Walk Of Honor at the new National Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Many people contributed their time, effort, and money to this project. To each of you, I extend my deep gratitude and enduring appreciation.”
- Susan Rescorla