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Pentagon 9/11 Survivors, In Their Own Words

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With the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks fast approaching, the survivors of the attack on the Pentagon explain in their own words how they have coped with the events of that day and how they remember them today.

John Yates, Army Civilian Employee: "If not for a sheer twist of fate, I would not have been here today. I was standing in the middle of five people and I'm the only one here today."

Tracy Webb, HR Specialist: "At the beginning, I wanted to stay in. I didn't want to leave the house. I didn't want to have contact with people period. That's something I had to work through."

Larry Racster, Chaplain OIC: "There is not a lot to believe in this world that we can touch and see. There's no substance to it -- it's here and gone. But God is always there."

Randy Papadopoulos, Secretariat Historian, Dept. of the Navy: "As a whole, I am surprised at how positive the survivors are."

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