John Seavolt/Special to the News Firefighter Allen Wallace, center, shows pictures of the Pentagon crash from 2001 to John Owens, left, and Nancy Vail, right. Wallace spoke to the Knox County Republican Women’s Club on Thursday.

John Seavolt/Special to the News Firefighter Allen Wallace, center, shows pictures of the Pentagon crash from 2001 to John Owens, left, and Nancy Vail, right. Wallace spoke to the Knox County Republican Women’s Club on Thursday.
Buy Now

 


MOUNT VERNON — Allen Wallace doesn’t remember a loud noise when the American Airlines jet crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. That seems strange, since the noise of the crash was heard all over the county that day. Maybe it was because of the noise of jet flying low over head seconds before, or maybe the noise just overwhelmed him and the other firefighters on station, he said, but he didn’t hear a loud crash.

Wallace, from Lithopolis, told his story Thursday at the Knox County Republican Women’s Club meeting at the Alcove. Wallace was a firefighter, stationed at Fort Meyer and the Pentagon in 2001. He preferred duty at Fort Meyer, as they were kept busy with emergency calls for visitors at Arlington National Cemetery, but that week most of his unit was attending a training class that he had already completed.

The rest of this article is available to Mount Vernon News subscribers. To continue reading, please log in or purchase a subscription. Login to the e-edition. The article will only be available for thirty (30) days.

 

 

Rules: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don’t attack other commenters personally and keep your language decent. If a comment violates our comments standards, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member.

Comments are closed.