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Do you remember what you were doing when you heard the news of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks?

Updated: September 23, 2011 3:32PM



Do you remember what you were doing when you heard the news of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks?

Susan Bunting, Hinsdale, sales director: “I was getting ready for work and watching the Today Show and heard it was a small plane. Then, I was on the train and heard a second plane had hit. I’ve never heard such a quiet train ride.”

Jennifer Sprengel, Willowbrook, attorney: “I was on the train, on my way to work downtown. I thought it was an accident.”

Sandy Hamilton, Hinsdale, tennis instructor: “I was working at home. I turned on the news and was in shock.”

Bruce Carlsen, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale Central Booster Club president: “I was at home. My daughter was getting ready for school and told me, ‘Guess what. A plane just ran into a building in New York City.’ I thought it was a joke and told her to finish getting ready for school.”

Richard Johanson, visiting relatives in Hinsdale from Connecticut: “I was working. I have a lumber company and was working in the mill, cutting lumber. I ran up to the office to turn on the TV and was astonished.”

Sanne Hilbrich, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale Central senior: “I was at home sick that day, sleeping. My mom called to me and told me to come and see what was going on on the TV. I was too young to really understand, but I remember it didn’t seem real.”

Bob Kritzer, Hinsdale, corporate executive: “I used to play golf at 6 a.m. in Oak Brook. I came off the course from playing nine holes, and everyone had their car doors open, just listening to the radio.”

Joy Abi-Mansour, Hinsdale, Hinsdale Central senior: “I was in kindergarten class at Monroe School, having free time. A teacher called us over, but I really didn’t understand what was going on.”

Dave Mahon, Hinsdale, retired: “I was getting ready to go on a golf outing. My buddy called and said to turn on the TV. I turned it on, and the second plane had just hit.”

Chuck Fieldman asked this question Friday night at the Hinsdale Central football game.



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