Texans In Congress Remember Close Calls And Lives Changed On 9/11 – El Paso Herald-Post
Texans in Congress Remember Close Calls and Lives Changed on 9/11 – El Paso Herald-Post
Sixteen years ago, it was a beautiful enough morning that Pete Olson, a staffer in the U.S. Senate, chose to drive from suburban Virginia into work with his Jeep’s top down. Just as the future Sugar Land-based congressman passed the Pentagon, his wife called to tell him a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center buildings.
Instantly, he recalled to her the 1945 incident when a B-25 bomber struck the Empire State Building, and he assumed the crash was a pilot error, medical emergency or weather complication.
He arrived to his job as a military …