Deborah Mete: 9/11 Buddies

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Deborah Mete was a school safety officer in New York and on September 11, 2001, she was helping to evacuate public schools when the Towers collapsed. She got knocked down and injured, but she and a sanitation officer named Charles Diaz helped save each others' lives. In the WNYC special Living 9/11, she tells how she and Chuck became "9/11 buddies." And how she misses him now. She lives in the Bronx.

What do you want to remember from 9/11 and what do you want to forget?

I would like to forget the whole day, the whole event. But I would like to remember Charlie Diaz saving me and all the people helping each other.

Deborah Mete and her son Ahmed, who just graduated from high school
Deborah Mete and her son Ahmed, who just graduated from high school ( Beth Fertig )
The badge Deborah Mete was wearing, as a school safety officer, the day of the World Trade Center attacks
The badge Deborah Mete was wearing, as a school safety officer, the day of the World Trade Center attacks ( Beth Fertig )
Deborah Mete testifying at her church
Deborah Mete testifying at her church ( Marianne McCune )
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