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9/11 SPECIAL: NYPD Officer John Mulet The Mettle of Honor Podcast: Veteran Stories of Courage, Strength, & Perseverance

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The September 11 attacks were a series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in 2001 by 19 terrorists associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda. It was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil; nearly 3,000 people were killed. The attacks involved the hijacking of four planes, three of which were used to strike significant U.S. sites. American Airlines flight 11 and United Airlines flight 175 were flown into the World Trade Center’s north and south towers, respectively, and American Airlines flight 77hit the Pentagon. United Airlines flight 93 crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers attempted to overpower the hijackers. The plane was believed to be headed to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. 

On 9/11/2001, as an NYPD Officer, John Mulet came into work as usual - "on a beautiful Tuesday morning' as he put it. But the rest of the day, and his life, for that matter have never been then same again. https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mulet-a96061225/

On 9/11, 24-year-old Air National Guard rookie fighter pilot Heather "Lucky" Penney was sent on a suicide mission. Without any live weapons on board her aircraft, she and her flight lead, Lieutenant General Marc Sasseville, rushed into their F-16's on September 11, 2001, knowing that it might be their last mission.  Their mission? - to ram Flight 93 to protect Washington DC only to find that the passengers on Flight 93 have overcome the terrorists and crashed the airliner.



REFERENCES / THINGS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE FROM GUESTS



Mission First Partners (MFP) is the company John Mulet (https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mulet-a96061225/) began two years ago today. You can email him at Jmulet@Missionfirstpartners.net

https://vocdb.webs.com/In%20the%20company%20of%20soldiers.pdf

Reflecting on her experience, Heather "Lucky" Penney came to the realization that everyone has the potential and capacity for heroism. In fact, there are certain qualities - bravery, service, and belonging - that we can practice on a daily basis to connect with and strengthen our own inner hero. LISTEN TO HER TALK HERE. Her TED Talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Norah O'Donnell with the "CBS Evening News" conducted an exclusive interview “Fighter pilots recall mission to take down Flight 93 on 9/11.” #YouveGotMettle References Bergen, P. L. (2022, April 1). September 11 attacks. Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/event/September-11-attacks


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The September 11 attacks were a series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in 2001 by 19 terrorists associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda. It was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil; nearly 3,000 people were killed. The attacks involved the hijacking of four planes, three of which were used to strike significant U.S. sites. American Airlines flight 11 and United Airlines flight 175 were flown into the World Trade Center’s north and south towers, respectively, and American Airlines flight 77hit the Pentagon. United Airlines flight 93 crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after passengers attempted to overpower the hijackers. The plane was believed to be headed to the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. 

On 9/11/2001, as an NYPD Officer, John Mulet came into work as usual - "on a beautiful Tuesday morning' as he put it. But the rest of the day, and his life, for that matter have never been then same again. https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mulet-a96061225/

On 9/11, 24-year-old Air National Guard rookie fighter pilot Heather "Lucky" Penney was sent on a suicide mission. Without any live weapons on board her aircraft, she and her flight lead, Lieutenant General Marc Sasseville, rushed into their F-16's on September 11, 2001, knowing that it might be their last mission.  Their mission? - to ram Flight 93 to protect Washington DC only to find that the passengers on Flight 93 have overcome the terrorists and crashed the airliner.



REFERENCES / THINGS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE FROM GUESTS



Mission First Partners (MFP) is the company John Mulet (https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mulet-a96061225/) began two years ago today. You can email him at Jmulet@Missionfirstpartners.net

https://vocdb.webs.com/In%20the%20company%20of%20soldiers.pdf

Reflecting on her experience, Heather "Lucky" Penney came to the realization that everyone has the potential and capacity for heroism. In fact, there are certain qualities - bravery, service, and belonging - that we can practice on a daily basis to connect with and strengthen our own inner hero. LISTEN TO HER TALK HERE. Her TED Talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Norah O'Donnell with the "CBS Evening News" conducted an exclusive interview “Fighter pilots recall mission to take down Flight 93 on 9/11.” #YouveGotMettle References Bergen, P. L. (2022, April 1). September 11 attacks. Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/event/September-11-attacks


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