A Pentagon Survivor Remembers and Mourns | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

A Pentagon Survivor Remembers and Mourns

Play associated audio
 
Lt. Col. Robert Grunewald (pictured in the 9-11 Memorial Chapel) was in the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 struck the building. He knew 31 of the Pentagon staffers who died in the crash.
Rebecca Sheir
  Lt. Col. Robert Grunewald (pictured in the 9-11 Memorial Chapel) was in the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 struck the building. He knew 31 of the Pentagon staffers who died in the crash.

Lt. Col. Robert Grunewald was in the middle of a routine meeting at the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building. The two men on either side of him perished, and Grunewald escaped only by crawling on his hands and knees through corridors on fire. Grunewald talks with Rebecca Sheir about his story of disaster, heartbreak and, ultimately, hope.

[Music: "KT" by Bexar Bexar from Haralambos / "Pay Attention" by Bexar Bexar from Haralambos]

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 18

You can attend an annual Latin American film festival or see a new play about strength, war and family.

NPR

From Coffee To Chicory To Beer, 'Bitter' Flavor Can Be Addictive

If you don't think you like bitter foods, try them again. Jennifer McLagan, the author of Bitter: A Taste of the World's Most Dangerous Flavor, is on a mission to change hearts and minds.
NPR

Ukraine's Poroshenko Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

Petro Poroshenko arrives in the U.S. to meet with the president and others to lobby for increased aid to his embattled government.
NPR

3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.