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Maj. Gen. Robert Brown to lay wreath at beam from 9/11 attacks

Maj. Gen. Robert Brown, commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning,  will lay a wreath at a beam from the World Trade Center to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The event will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 1 near Patriot Field at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

The 12-foot beam was salvaged from Tower 2, the building where Rick Rescorla, a retired colonel and graduate of Fort Benning's Officer Candidate School, is credited with saving nearly 3,700 Morgan Stanley employees before he died. Rescorla, a veteran of the Vietnam War, survived the battle of Ia Drang and he's the soldier on the cover of the book "We Were Soldiers Once and Young," written by Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and Joe Galloway.

On the day of the attack, Rescorla  was last seen heading up the stairs near the tower's 10th floor.

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