Wallet, Terry McCormick

Wallet, Terry McCormick

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Description: This wallet complete with its contents was found in the debris pile of the World Trade Center.
Context: When terrorists crashed an airliner into the World Trade Center, many people evacuated quickly. In his haste to leave his 32nd-floor office in the north tower, Terrence McCormick, Branch Marketing Director for Kemper Insurance, left behind his suit jacket with his wallet. After a harrowing descent down the stairs and getting covered by dust from the collapse of the south tower, McCormick walked seven miles through Brooklyn to a point where he could catch a bus home. Some days later, the police discovered his wallet in the debris and returned it to Mr. McCormick.
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Object Name
Wallet, with contents
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
overall: 4.5 cm x 17 cm x 10 cm; 1 3/4 in x 6 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in
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Credit Line
Terrence C. McCormick
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Attack on the World Trade Center
September 11th Attacks
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11
September 11
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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