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Man In The Red Bandanna, The Story About a Boston College Lacrosse Player Who Became a Hero on 9/11

11 years later after 9/11, many are still picking up the remaining pieces from the terrorist attacks. “Never Forget” still resonates with every American. How could we forget? Today, a story of heroism came to light from that dreadful date in history, The Man In The Red Bandanna. It’s a story remembering a man who led people to safety after terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11th. Read More…

September 13, 2014, Boston College Football will celebrate Welles’ life

11 years later after 9/11, many are still picking up the remaining pieces from the terrorist attacks. “Never Forget” still resonates with every American. How could we forget? Today, a story of heroism came to light from that dreadful date in history, The Man In The Red Bandanna. It’s a story remembering a man who led people to safety after terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11th.

Welles Crowther, a former Boston College lacrosse player whose trademark was a red bandanna, worked on the 104th floor of the South Tower. His body was found next to police and firemen in the lobby at a suspected command post where they quickly discussed their next rescue mission up the towering edifice. Crowther had already jumped to action earlier in the morning by saving somewhere between 12-20 men and women. He didn’t have to go back up the building, but he did. A true team player, Crowther knew he couldn’t leave that building alone.

The following video was filmed by ESPN’s Outside the Lines and was narrated by director/actor Ed Burns. To catch an even greater understanding of who Welles really was, pause the video at the 2:33 minute mark and read his ambition.

To learn more about Welles, we encourage you to read the following links.

UCF Students Honor 9/11 Hero by Wearing Red Bandannas to Boston College Football Game.

FoxNews.com article from 2002.

CNN.com article from 2002.

Welles’ Wikipedia page states he saved 18 lives and was on his way back up the Tower to save even more.

Red Bandanna Run.

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