Cornish 9/11 hero's legacy lives on

Susan Rescorla has been telling students about her husbands bravery, and how he saved the lives of more than 2 thousand people during the terror attacks.

The widow of a Cornishman who died a hero during 9/11 has visited students in Launceston to help his legacy live on. 

Rick Rescorla saved the lives of more than 2 thousand people when the Twin Towers were hit in 2001. He guided people to safety down the stairs, and calmed them by singing Cornish songs. 

He lost his life when the second tower came down, as he was doing "one final sweep" to make sure everyone was out.

His widow, Susan has been to Launceston College to plant a tree in Rick's memory and name one of the college's houses after him. 

She spent the day telling students about her husband's bravery and his life as a military man. 

Rick was born and brought up in Hayle, but moved to America when he joined the army and fought in the Vietnam war.

Since his death, Susan has been given several accolades in Rick's name for his bravery on that day in September 2001.He was honored with the White Cross of Cornwall/An Grows Wyn a Gernow award in 2003, in 2006, Fort Benning, Georgia, unveiled a statue of him. He's also in the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame.

In an emotional interview with Heart's Carrian Jones, Susan tells us about Rick's life and the last time she spoke to him... 


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