9/11 hero was love of my life ... I cry for him every single day By widow of Brit Rick
Sunday People|September 05, 2021
20 YEARS ON FROM TWIN TOWERS TERROR
Graeme Culliford

NO amount of time can mend her broken heart, nor erase the memory of the Twin Towers crumbling before her very eyes.

Susan Rescorla has wept each and every day since her beloved husband Rick perished in the 9 11 atrocities.

Father-of-two Rick – a former British Army soldier and Met police officer – saved 2,700 lives that day and is dubbed “the man who predicted 9 11”.

He was security chief at bank Morgan Stanley and valiantly refused to flee as he escorted colleagues to safety.

Cornishman Rick, 62, had spent years warning terrorists would fly planes into the World Trade Center in New York.

He insisted bank employees carry out regular evacuation drills. On the day of the attack, he sang Welsh and Cornish songs as he guided staff down from Floor 44.

But he would be among the 2,606 workers who perished when the towers crashed down in scenes played out on T and seen by horrified Susan, now aged 79.

Today, days ahead of the 20th anniversary, Susan talks exclusively to the Sunday People and reveals her never-ending torment.

She says: “Rick always called me when he got to work but that morning he seemed distracted like he sensed something was about to happen.

“His friend Dan Hill called me at about 8 am and told me to put the television on. I saw replays of the plane flying into the tower and the building on fire and I couldn’t believe it.

“I kept calling and calling and when Rick finally called back, he said, You’ve got to stop crying, if something happens to me, I want you to know – you made my life. That was the last time we spoke.

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