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Flight 93 stories sought for memorial archives

| Saturday, May 14, 2005

The National Park Service is seeking stories for an oral history of the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 on 9/11 for the archives that will be housed in Somerset County.

Barbara Black, Flight 93 National Memorial curator, recorded the first half-dozen interviews this week. In addition to recollections and reactions from family members, Black said she's looking for stories from first-responders, residents near the crash site in Stonycreek Township, and anyone else who feels a strong connection to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

So far, Black said she has interviewed the first state police trooper who responded to the scene, a Stonycreek Township supervisor and a former superintendent for PBS Coals Inc., which owned the idled mine land where the plane crashed.

"All we have is what the media has written," Black said. "Doing oral histories is what helps us understand the entire story."

Black can be reached at 814-443-4557. Her e-mail is barbara_black@nps.gov . The mailing address for submitting a story is Barbara Black, Flight 93 National Memorial, 109 W. Main St., Suite 104, Somerset, PA 15501.

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