This am 13 yrs ago Chuck and I were driving to our new house when the radio announced the first plane.. He said to me ” Terrorism begins on our soil” less than 30 min later he got the call to report for duty. 8 hrs later he was home and disappointed in not getting to be activated. (at that time he had never had an active deployment, hard for career military man) In 2005 he was finally called up to fight terrorism on Afghan soil. In 2006 he died there trying to help people in that war.. started on 9/11. He did not die in vain. nor did any of the people in New York that fateful day… or since that time in this ugly war that has touched our souls.