Wednesday, August 31, 2011

REMEMBERING 9/11: Your Story, #1 | National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning/Columbus, Georgia

Today, we begin our on-going series of 9/11 recollections, as shared by our readers. The following comes from PFC Brandon Huskisson, currently serving in the United States Army Infantry. Thank you, PFC Huskisson, for your story and your service:

On September 11, 2001, I was in 6th grade at James Martin Middle School in Charlotte, NC. I was in social studies class when the science teacher down the hall came to notify my teacher of what happened.
None of us knew what was going on because we were too young to understand the magnitude of it. Little did I know that that day would be the foundation of the problems we now fight against in the Middle East.
I am now a PFC in 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, KS. My MOS is 11B-Infantryman. Deploying next year to Afghanistan. 9/11 has influenced my life very much. I look forward to defending our country next year. Infantry leads the way!
PFC Huskisson, Brandon
If you have a story to share, email jbeck@nationalinfantryfoundation.org. Over the coming weeks, stories will be posted every 1-2 days. If your submission is selected for publication, you will be notified immediately. The National Infantry Foundation retains the right to edit for clarity and content (grammar errors, offensive language, etc.), but will not alter the intent of the writer. These are your stories in your words.

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