President Donald Trump on Thursday presented the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to Colonel Richard Rescorla, a 9/11 hero who died saving thousands of Americans in the World Trade Center in New York City.
Trump recalled Rescorla’s heroism on 9/11 during the ceremony at the White House as the Executive Vice President of Security for Morgan Stanley in the World Trade Center building. After the first plane hit the World Trade Center, he urged everyone to evacuate, despite an announcement on the PA system asking employees to stay in place.
Trump read the story of Rescorla on that day:
On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Rick got up early, put on his blue, pinstriped suit, and just before he left his home in Morristown, New Jersey, he kissed Susan, and told her, “I’ve never felt better in my life. I love you so.” Very nice. That’s very nice.
Rick arrived in