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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 12:14 PM
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45. Jason Thomas, 9/11 "mystery" hero.


Thomas, who had been out of the Marine Corps about a year, was dropping his daughter off at his mother's Long Island home when she told him planes had struck the towers.

He retrieved his marine uniform from his truck, sped to Manhattan and had just parked his car when one of the towers collapsed. Thomas ran toward the centre of the ash cloud.

"Someone needed help. It didn't matter who," he said. "I didn't even have a plan. But I have all this training as a marine, and all I could think was, 'My city is in need."'

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Shamberg said he apologized to Thomas for an inaccuracy in the film: Thomas is black, but the actor cast to portray him, William Mapother, is white. Filmmakers realized the mistake only after production had begun, Shamberg said. ( :eyes:)

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/arts_life/s...
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