Rick Rescorla served as a British paratrooper but after coming to the United States he joined the U.S. Army, and was a veteran of Vietnam. His heroism at the battle of Ia Drang is immortalized in "We Were Soldiers Once...And young." Rescorla served 27 years in service to our nation, retiring in 1990.
After the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, Rescorla took on a security leadership role for Morgan Stanley, the largest tenant in the World Trade Center.
Rescorla trained the tenants of the skyscrapers how to respond in an emergency and on September 11, 2001, his efforts paid off. An evacuation that took two hours back in 1993, took less than 12 minutes on 9/11. Thousands of lives were saved. Rescorla was not among them as he stayed inside until everyone else got out.
In this podcast, Rescorla's Morgan Stanley colleague Bill Van Scoyoc discusses the legacy of Rick Rescorla and walks us moment by moment through the harrowing events of 9/11.