The People, Places, and the History of The Northern Neck of VA

Episode 9: Lt. Colonel Sherry Hill Sargent part 2

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Episode 9: Lt. Colonel Sherry Hill Sargent part 2

In part two of the interview with retired Lt. Col. Sargent, she discusses how she survived the attack on The Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and how she still struggles with the memories of friends and colleagues who lost their lives that day.


Lt. Colonel Sherry Hill Sargent of the United States Army (retired), survivor of 9/11 attack on the Pentagon with husband, Maj. Gen. Patrick Sargent, United States Army (retired), and daughter Samantha, and family fur baby.

Show Notes

  • 14:18 It was very odd. It wasn't like a bang or boom it was like a big sucking sound.
  • 21:02 It was like something from the apocalypse, just what would you see on TV, people just walking, and walking and walking in a daze and the smell of the fumes from the plane, it just was a nightmare.
  • 26:14 I'll never forget and I struggle with how to remember it, because I don't want to forget, I think it's disrespectful to forget.
  • 33:17 I thought somebody's going to accidentally hit the building. That's what I thought was going to happen accidentally, not on purpose.
  • 37:17 Nothing like walking in the building, having somebody look at you like they seen a ghost.
  • 41:39 Many black people have gone through life have experienced certain things, have been left out, because the record didn't accurately reflect.

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