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Maj. Gen. Byron Bagby, Ret., with his wife Monique during his retirement ceremoney after 33 years of service to the U.S. Army.

Maj. Gen. Byron Bagby, Ret., with his wife Monique during his retirement ceremoney after 33 years of service to the U.S. Army. Contributed photo

Maj. Gen. Byron S. Bagby, Ret., who grew up in Fulton, has a personal reason to remember the 10th anniversary of 9-11 when New York and Washington, D.C. were attacked by terrorists.

Bagby was at the Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when the attacks occurred.

“I recall standing with one of my associates watching a CNN television report and seeing a second aircraft hit the other World Trade Center tower,” Bagby said. “We commented that we were lucky in the Pentagon with 26,000 people working there and probably 40,000 passing through on subway lines and buses that we had not been struck by a plane. Only five minutes later, we felt this huge Pentagon building shake when we were struck by hijacked American Airlines Flight 77.”

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