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真心英雄:纪念911

"He went up, so others could come down"

这位用红围巾挡住口鼻在飞尘烈焰中救人的小伙子既不是警察,也不是消防员,他只是位普普通通的美国老百姓。911 当天,他在楼里亲眼看到地狱般的惨象,于是第一时间给母亲打了电话,让妈妈放心。然后他毫不犹豫地做出生命中最后一次选择:他没有选择自己逃走,而是选择去救助其他落难的人...这位年轻人最终用自己的生命为代价,拯救了多达十八位困在楼里的素不相识的男女老少... American hero forever !!!!


谨以李宗盛的经典名曲《真心英雄》献给这位让我无尚景仰的真心英雄 Mr. Crowther,愿您在天堂...


在我心中
经有一个梦
要用歌声让你忘了所有的痛
灿烂星空
谁是真的英雄
平凡的人们给我最多感动
再没有恨
也没有了痛
但愿人间处处都有爱的影踪
用我们的歌
换你真心笑容
祝福你的人生从此与众不同
把握生命里的每一分
全力以赴我们心中的梦
经历风雨怎么见彩虹
没有人能随随便便成功
把握生命里每一次感
和心爱的朋友热情相拥
让真心的话和开心的泪
在你我的心里流
LaLaLaLa.........
把握生命里每一次感
和心爱的朋友热情相拥
让真心的话和开心的泪
在你我的心里流
让真心的话和开心的泪
在你我的心里流
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转:Crowther's body was found on March 19, 2002, alongside several firefighters and emergency workers bunched in a suspected command post in the South Tower lobby. The New York medical examiner's office said his body was found intact, with no signs of burns, and that authorities speculated that he was aiding the rescue effort as a civilian usher when the building collapsed. Crowther's family was unaware of the details of Crowther's activities between his last phone call to his mother and his death, until Allison Crowther read Judy Wein's firsthand account in The New York Times of being saved by a man in a red bandana, which led to Allison meeting with the people Welles had saved, including Wein and Young; they confirmed from photographs the identity of the man who aided them. According to survivor accounts, Crowther saved as many as 18 people following the attacks.

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On September 11, 2001, minutes after United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower between floors 78 and 85 at 9:03 a.m., Crowther called his mother from his office at 9:12 a.m., leaving the message, "Mom, this is Welles. I wanted you to know that I'm OK." Crowther made his way to the 78th floor sky lobby, where he encountered a group of survivors, including a badly burned Ling Young, who worked on the 86th floor in New York's Department of Taxation and Finance. Young had been one of approximately 200 people waiting at a bank of elevators to evacuate when the plane hit the tower, and one of the few survivors. Crowther, carrying a young woman on his back, directed them to the one working stairway. The survivors followed him 17 floors down, where he dropped off the woman he was carrying before heading back upstairs to assist others. By the time he returned to the 78th floor, he had a bandana around his nose and mouth to protect him from smoke and haze. He found another group of survivors, which included AON Corp. Employee Judy Wein, who worked on the 103rd floor and was in pain from a broken arm, cracked ribs and a punctured lung. According to Wein, Crowther assisted in putting out fires and administering first aid. He then announced to that group, "Everyone who can stand, stand now. If you can help others, do so." He directed this group downstairs as well. As occupants of the Tower headed for the street, Crowther returned up the stairs to help others.[2][3] He was last seen doing so with members of the FDNY before the South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m.


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