Thursday, September 11, 2014
Dedicated to Paul Benedetti - Lost 9-11-01 - Friend and Gamer
Today is 9-11. 13 years after 9-11-01.
If I had responded to the actual mobilization point I was supposed to arrive at, there might be nine more names to read of those that were lost that day. I was supposed to arrive at the foot of Tower 2, but never made it past the masses of folks near City Hall that were already fleeing the Towers.
I lost a good friend that day. I had 4 good friends that worked in and around the World Trade Center on 9-11-01. Three walked miles and miles to get home that day. One never made it home. All were from my core group of gaming buddies and best friends dating back to High School.
Paul, you are sorely missed. You were there when the towers were attacked in '93, and I remember hearing about the 70+ flights you had to walk down. The second time they were hit you never had that opportunity.
Roll those dice and roll them well. The rest of us will join you when our time comes, and we'll pick up where we left off.
Paul Benedetti, age 32 when taken too early.