Family members of two men who died young at the World Trade Center on 9/11 agree: The death of Osama bin Laden hurts as well as relieves.
"I'm very happy that they killed him and it's finally over, but it certainly doesn't take away any of the grief," said Jacquelyn Buckmiller of Fairfield, who son-in-law, James Matthew Patrick, 30, of Norwalk, was working for Cantor Fitzgerald on the upper floors of the first tower when the first plane hit. "It just brings back all the memories. But I'm really happy that he has been killed and he's gone."
The death of Osama bin Laden should not lead Americans to drop their guard, a Stamford official says. Chris Munger, special assistant to the mayor for emergency planning and training, said Monday he fears al Qaida will attempt to attack the U.S. for killing its leader.
“The only way they’ve made statements in the past is when property is destroyed, and/or people are killed,” Munger said.
Like everyone else, Munger does not know if, when, how or where al Qaida will make its next move against the U.S., but he says people should be ready and alert. He added that people ...
Reader Kathryn Herbert says she was feeding her 18-month-old daughter when she turned on the TV and watched the second tower of the World Trade Center collapse. Her brother, Fairfield resident Adam Lewis, was on the 89th floor.
"It was certainly a gasping moment and one that is indelibly etched in my brain forever," she wrote on The Daily Norwalk's Facebook page Monday.
Lewis was one of the 148 Connecticut victims of the 9/11 attacks. Spurred by the death of Osama bin Laden, readers are remembering lost loved ones and sharing other conflicting emotions as they ...
On a day when the nation cheered the death of Osama bin Laden, the celebration was cut short for Stamford resident Shane Alston, who is stationed at Forward Operating Base in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. Alston and the rest of the people at the base are now preparing for possible retaliation.
“The base’s morale has been at the highest I have seen it in my 10 months in the country. However, as much as a victory as the death of bin Laden was for America, the atmosphere of base has been a state of heightened vigilance as we prepare for possible repercussions from bin Laden loyalists,” ...
Frank and Mary Fetchet of New Canaan saw the world move a step closer to justice with the announcement that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs. While the news brings them some degree of relief, it does not undo the harm they've already suffered, Frank Fetchet said Monday morning.
"It doesn't bring me closure, I'll never in my life have closure," Frank said, recalling the loss of his then-24-year-old son, Brad. The younger Fetchet worked on the 82nd floor of World Trade Center, Tower Two.
In the years after the attack, Mary reached out to other families affected by ...
Osama bin Laden, founder of al-Qaida and the man responsible for the terror attacks that claimed more than 3,000 lives on Sept. 11, 2001, has been killed. President Obama announced late Sunday that a United States-led military operation killed bin Laden, and his body was in the custody of U.S. forces.
Local reaction to bin Laden's death was swift. "We needed some good news for a change, very timely for the 10th anniversary of 9/11!!" MSC reader Linda J. Lyons said on The Daily Stamford's Facebook page. Betsy Peyreigne, on The Daily Weston's Facebook page, said, "There is ...
Osama bin Laden has been killed, President Obama announced Sunday night.
U.S. forces killed the al-Qaida leader in a firefight in Pakistan on Sunday, Obama said. He said U.S. intelligence had received a lead in August that bin Laden was hiding in a compound in Pakistan. The mission to capture bin Laden was launched Sunday on Obama's orders.
"On night like this one we can say to families who have lost loved ones to al-Qaida terror that justice has been done," Obama said in a nationally televised address late Sunday night.
Stamford resident Jules Naudet took a leap of faith a few years ago and landed face to face with some of the world's most influential spiritual leaders. The Emmy Award-winning filmmaker recorded his conversations with them for a 2007 documentary that examines religion from a variety of perspectives.
Naudet will screen "In God's Name" at the Ferguson Library at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16. A forum on "My Neighbor's Faith" will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 at the library. Both events are free and open to all.
"What we wanted was really to try and connect people. The idea came ...