From an individual I know, regarding a co-worker who was in Tower 2 when the first plane hit.
“He tells an exceptionally harrowing tale of how the 2nd tower was being evac’d after the 1st one was hit, but then there was an announcement that the event was contained to the 1st tower, and to go back to your office because it was safer there, and how close he was to turning around and going back upstairs before the voice in his head said “keep going”.
He was on the 12th floor (if I recall correctly, somewhere near there) when plane 2 hit, and I can’t shake what he said about the EMS folks going in and up as they went down and out:
“I saw it on their faces, they knew they were never coming back down, but they went anyhow.”
He’s not in today, and I think I can’t blame him for that.”
I haven’t the words. I remember calling my wife, and wishing we were together.