Rick Rescorla Rescued Over 2,000 Employees On 9/11

By Karen Harris
One of the World Trade Center's twin towers collapses after it was struck by a commercial airliner in a terrorist attack September 11, 2001 in New York City. Source: (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Everyone remembers the 343 firefighters who died after they rushed into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 to rescue the people trapped in the burning buildings after the terrorist attack that day. While we should never forget the sacrifices that these brave first responders made, we should also recognize that others played a key role in saving lives that fateful day. One of them was Rick Rescorla, the head of security for Morgan Stanley, which was located in the South Tower. Thanks to Rescorla's action, more than 2,000 people were saved from the Towers. Sadly, Rescorla was not one of them. Let's remember the life and heroic death of this man.