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Bob Jenkins | Civilian - Marines

8:47   |   Bob Jenkins had finished a stint in the Marine Corps and was in the midst of his career in the private sector. A business trip to New York in September of 2001 would put him right in the middle of the largest terror attack in American history. (Part 1 of 4)

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Other Conflict
  • Bob Jenkins  |  Other Conflict  |  Civilian  |  12:37

    His presentation had only just begun when the first plane struck the World Trade Center's North Tower. Pandemonium quickly followed, but his Marine background helped Bob Jenkins keep something of a level head as every decision became life or death. (Part 2 of4)

  • Bob Jenkins  |  Other Conflict  |  Civilian  |  6:15

    Bob Jenkins could feel the pressure mounting as he descended the staircase. With every floor things seemed more dire, but by the time he made it to the ground floor, he saw the jet engine lying on the ground and what really happened became clear. Now, he needed to evacuate. (Part 3 of 4)

  • Bob Jenkins  |  Other Conflict  |  Civilian  |  10:11

    Getting out of New York was not easy on the day of 9/11. The phone lines were unreliable and there was no way to get a car out of town. Luckily, he had family in Connecticut and was able to find his way out of the nightmare occurring in New York City. Months later, he'd receive a mysterious phone call. (Part 4 of 4)

STORIES / Documents ( 1 )
  • 9-11-2001  |  Other Conflict  |  No Branch  |  Download PDF

    Bob Jenkins, former Marine and son of WWII veteran Lew Jenkins, recalls being on the 39th floor in tower one of the World Trade Center Twin Towers when the U.S. came under attack on September 11th.

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