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As US Ponders ISIS Response, First Responders Honored for Role in 9-11Recovery


Thirteen years after the attacks on 9-11, the US needs to remain vigilant against terrorism. That’s according to retired Marine Corps major Dan Pantaleo, who was involved in the recovery effort after a hijacked passenger plane hit the Pentagon, killing 184 people. Pantaleo is the keynote speaker at a 9-11 memorial event for first responders at the Orange County Convention Center Thursday morning. The 13th anniversary of 9-11 comes as the US grapples with how to respond to the organization known as the Islamic State. ISIS as it’s also sometimes called, recently posted online videos showing the killing of two kidnapped American journalists, including South Floridian Steven Sotloff. Pantaleo says the US needs to be ready to respond to the threat posed by the Islamic State. “Americans and …
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