President Trump awarded a posthumous Presidential Citizens Medal Thursday to the family of retired Army Col. Rick Rescorla, a Vietnam veteran credited with saving thousands of lives during the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
The Presidential Citizens Medal is the second-highest civilian award after the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“On behalf of the entire nation, I pledge we will forever and ever memorialize this American hero,” the president said.
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WNU Editor: Thanks to regular reader James, WNU acknowledges every September 11 on what Rick Rescorla did that day …. This Hero Saved 2,700 Lives On 9/11 While Sacrificing His Own (September 11, 2019)