“...I was 10 years old when 9/11 happened…”

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  • By Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco
  • 9th Reconnaissance Wing Public Affairs

“I was 10 years old when 9/11 happened. I found out about it during school. Seeing everything that was happening was crazy and I didn’t really understand everything going on at a young age. Now, as a member of the military and a firefighter I draw inspiration from the sacrifices all the first responders made. Most people would have run away, but firefighters and medics ran toward it. Seeing how they reacted, made me want to be a firefighter. Their actions are never far from my mind and helps keep me prepared. In this job you never know what could happen, there is no backing down, you just handle your business.’’


Airman 1st Class Christian Capehart, 9th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter

Hometown: Panama City, Florida