'We Lived And Went To Hell': Retired Port Authority Police Officer Relives Months On The 9/11 Pile - 27 East

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‘We Lived And Went To Hell’: Retired Port Authority Police Officer Relives Months On The 9/11 Pile

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Port Authority Emergency Service Officers Joseph Carrigan and Doris Caridi at

Port Authority Emergency Service Officers Joseph Carrigan and Doris Caridi at "the Pile," the vast wreckage caused by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.

Port Authority Emergency Service Officer Doris Caridi, left, at

Port Authority Emergency Service Officer Doris Caridi, left, at "the Pile," the vast wreckage caused by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.

Port Authority Police Officers Pete Johnson, Doris Caridi and George Howard prior to September 11, 2001. Mr. Howard was killed by raining debris during the aftermath of the terrorist attack, after rushing to the scene on his day off to help.

Port Authority Police Officers Pete Johnson, Doris Caridi and George Howard prior to September 11, 2001. Mr. Howard was killed by raining debris during the aftermath of the terrorist attack, after rushing to the scene on his day off to help.

Port Authority Emergency Service Officer Doris Caridi sifting through

Port Authority Emergency Service Officer Doris Caridi sifting through "the Pile," searching for human remains in the vast wreckage caused by the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001.

A self portrait by Doris Caridi.

A self portrait by Doris Caridi.

authorMichelle Trauring on Sep 9, 2021
At age 47, Doris Caridi could see it — the way her retirement would unfold. In a matter of months, she would give up her apartment in Brooklyn and move... more

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