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"Sort Of Unwittingly, It Was Preparation for 9/11"; Charles Stanley Jr Helped Direct Response Teams

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Charles E. Stanley Jr. is the author of the book, Lost Airmen: The Epic Rescue of WWII U.S. Bomber Crews Stranded Behind Enemy Lines. He spent 22 years researching and writing the book and has interviewed and collected original material on most of the 132 airmen involved. He has also contributed articles to Fox News and to newspapers and magazines across the country.
The author holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Buffalo, a master’s degree in international studies from the University of South Carolina, and completed further post-graduate work at the University at Albany. He has held a number of key positions in New York State government, serving as an aide to Governor George Pataki during the State’s response to the 9-11 World Trade Center disaster. He has taught graduate-level courses as an adjunct professor at Marist College.
An internationally recognized expert on US Airmen downed in Yugoslavia during World War II, he has been consulted by the National Museum of Contemporary History, Ljubljana, Slovakia. He has also been interviewed by several radio stations and podcasts.
The author’s experiences during the 9-11 World Trade Center disaster, plus unpublished archival records, interviews of other participants, and the detailed journal he kept as he directed aid to the emergency response teams, will be the primary sources for his second book.
December 13, 2022
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Josh Cohen is a journalist and commentator living out of the Midwest.

He has written for a number of reputable publications.

His fascination with history is in the story of our existence and how it is told. Keeping the tradition of storytelling alive in Eyewitness History is what drives him.
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