Welcome to Rick Rescorla's Memorial

Rick and Susan Rescorla“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

The Voice of the Prophet

Rick Rescorla Army Uniform

The Voice of the Prophet

A truly chilling example of foreshadowing, The Voice of the Prophet is an interview with Rick Rescorla, the head of security for the investment firm Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. Filmed on the 44th floor of the World Trade Center in 1998, Rescorla details the future of warfare long before Osama bin Laden became America’s Most Wanted.

A retired Army colonel, veteran of combat in three wars and a survivor of the 1993 bombing of the twin towers (in which he saved the lives of hundreds of Morgan Stanley employees), Rescorla was killed in the WTC attacks of September 11, 2001. In this interview, Rescorla all but predicts the events that lead up to the September 11 attack and the war on terrorism that followed.

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Rick Rescorla - The Man Who Predicted 9/11

The Man Who Predicted 9/11

The History Channel

THE MAN WHO PREDICTED 9/11 tells the extraordinary story of Rick Rescorla – from his English childhood, to his heroics in Vietnam, to his work as Security Chief at the World Trade Center where he became convinced that an attack was imminent. His foresight and actions saved more than 2,700 lives on 9/11. It follows the dramatic timeline of what happened to Rick between 8:45 a.m. when the first plane hit Tower 1 and 9:58 a.m. when Tower 2 — and 500,000 tons of steel and concrete — collapsed on top of him. It features interviews with his biographer, Pulitzer Prize winning author James Stewart, his wife Susan, many of the men and women whose lives he saved that day, and footage of Rescorla making his predictions.
This show can be purchased on DVD from the History Channel Store




  Touched By A Hero   A 9/11 Widow’s Journal of Love & Legacy Authored by Susan Rescorla Touched By A Hero is the inspirational journal of Susan Rescorla, whose husband, Retired Army Colonel Rick Rescorla, sacrificed his life to safely evacuate nearly 2,700 people from the World Trade Center during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. …

Jane Cage and the residents of Joplin have received the Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano for helping Joplin recover from the May 22, 2011, tornado.  http://www.joplinglobe.com/local/x503806543/Jane-Cage-community-of-Joplin-honored-for-resilience-by-Homeland-Security