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WCU PROFESSOR WILL SHARE RECOLLECTIONS
FROM GROUND ZERO OF 9-11 TERROR ATTACKS

A Western Carolina University professor who spent two weeks at “ground zero” of the collapsed World Trade Center will share his recollections as the nation pauses for the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

In a program set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, John Williams, director of WCU's forensic anthropology program, will discuss his work as a member of a federal team dispatched to New York City five years ago to assist with the identification of victims of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers.

The presentation, “9-11-01: Remembering the Aftermath,” will be held in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center. It is open to the public free of charge.

Williams is a member of a team of specialists called “DMORT” (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team), a federal agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that activates forensic anthropologists, pathologists, fingerprint experts, funeral home directors and other specialists to deal with mass fatality disasters.

The program at WCU is sponsored by the Coulter Faculty Center. For more information, call (828) 227-7196.


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