I can remember exactly where I was when the news hit that America was Under Attack. We were circling the San Fransisco Harbor getting ready to pull in for Fleet Week. Then a Second Class Petty Officer stationed aboard USS Lake Erie, we had been travelling and doing exercises for 2 weeks off the California Coast in hopes that we could finally pull in and get a much deserved break.
Then it happened, roughly 0511 am PST the word was passed over the Ships Communication System that all had gone awry. We were a mere 2 hrs away from Liberty , Sweet Liberty, all that came crashing down (no pun intended) when those terrorist came swooping into the World Trade Center. There are rare times when I can say I was proud to serve. That was one of those times. At that moment, like Every American my initial mind frame was revenge. I wanted us to load up every Nuke we had and parking lot AFGHANISTAN.
I dont need to go int othe details of what went down the next 6+ yrs, but somehow Saddam got drug into it, Bush is making Secret Trips to Iraq, and Osama is still out there putting out his hate message.
Rather then tell you my view's on the day, I just wanna know where you were and what was your thought process when you heard the news that we were under attack?