Maryland Company Provided Vital Element at Pentagon on 9/11

A 1955 B-85 open cab Mack ladder truck was small enough to get through the Pentagon tunnels.When their tones sounded on September 12, 2001, volunteers at a Maryland fire company learned they were being dispatched to a call like no other -- mutual aid...


"We do have a letter from President Bush, thanking us for our work at the Pentagon. It mentions each and every one of us," the chief said "But we've never been included in any events or functions like other departments. You won't find Woodsboro's patch on any of the shirts made up to recognize the fire companies that were there that day."

Nonetheless, the crew says they were proud to have been part of the operation, and believe they made a good showing for volunteers across the country.

"This is our company's legacy," Chief Fyock said. "We had the little truck that could and did."