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September 11, 2011

Survivor, now a Marine, remembers Twin Towers attack

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NYC 9/11 survivor and family in Japan

Everyone wanted to help somehow but no one knew how. They just looked on in disbelief as people kept jumping out of the building when something else came into view.

“We then saw the second plane coming in,” said Santiago. “The plane went around the buildings, went over to Staten Island, and you could see it go by the Statue of Liberty and then it came back to the South Tower. That’s when we realized it was an attack. I recall seeing how the plane came into the building window by window, the exploding debris.”

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Courtesy photo: Staff Sgt. Jay M. Santiago, Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron staff-noncommissioned officer in charge, poses with his family, Madelyn Santiago, Joshten Santiago and Destynee Santiago in front of the Miyajima Torii, the floating gate Itskushima shrine in Miyajma, Japan, last year. Santiago survived the terrorist attacks September 11, 2011. When the South tower collapsed Santiago was trapped under a trailer with five other people for hours before being rescued by firemen.

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