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Photo by Cpl. Phuchung Nguyen
Photo by Lance Cpl. Darien Wright
Photo by Cpl. Phuchung Nguyen
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Lance Lewis, the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, speaks about his experience regarding the Sept. 11 terrorist attack during an interview at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 27, 2021. Lewis was with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 251 when he heard about the attack. The pilots of VMFA 251 were the first known Marines to be engaged in combat in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Kevin Alarcon)
Photo by Cpl. Phuchung Nguyen
Photo by Lance Cpl. Darien Wright
U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Vincent J. Silvestro, the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni motor transportation operations chief, speaks about his experience regarding the Sept. 11 terrorist attack during an interview at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Aug. 20, 2021. Silvestro spoke about how the events of Sept. 11 influenced his decision to enlist in the Marine Corps and what the atmosphere was like during the initial aftermath of the attacks. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Kevin Alarcon)
Photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin
Photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin

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