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Dennis Grooms World Trade Center Rescue Collection

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Identifier: P0825

Title: Dennis Grooms World Trade Center Rescue Collection

Description: In September of 2001, Dennis Grooms (b. 1965) worked as a cardiology technician at St. Mary's Health Center in Richmond Heights and was a volunteer member of the Missouri Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue unit. After the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, Grooms bought his own plane ticket to go to New York city as a volunteer rescue worker. He was unable to coordinate his trip with his Missouri Task Force unit so he worked with the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue team at the World Trade Center site. From September 19th - September 27th, he worked with the Florida unit to search for survivors in the wreckage. Grooms uncovered the bodies of two New York firefighters. The Dennis Grooms World Trade Center Rescue Collection contains thirteen color snapshots taken at the World Trade Center site by Grooms during the week of September 19-27th, 2001. The photos include images of the devastation and rescue volunteers and fireman at work. See also The Webster-Kirkwood Journal for Wednesday October 2001, section A for a feature article on Grooms, and the Missouri History Museum artifact collection. Grooms donated his plane ticket and all the rescue equipment he used to the museum in 2002.

Rights: UND


Dates: 2001

Type(s): Snapshots

Maker/Creator: Dennis Grooms, others



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