President Donald Trump on Thursday presented the Presidential Citizens Medal posthumously to Colonel Richard Rescorla, a 9/11 hero who died saving thousands of Americans in the World Trade Center in New York City.
Trump recalled Rescorla’s heroism on 9/11 during the ceremony at the White House as the Executive Vice President of Security for Morgan Stanley in the World Trade Center building.
After the first plane hit the World Trade Center, he urged everyone to evacuate, despite an announcement on the PA system asking employees to stay in place.
Trump said that because of Rescorla’s actions, 2,700 people survived the attack on the World Trade Center.
The president presented the medal to Rescorla’s wife Susan who thanked the president for the honor.