Pentagon fire truck panel
This panel was part of Foam Truck 161 operated by the Fort Myer Fire and Emergency Services Division, Pentagon Station. Context:
This fire truck panel, covered with soot and pockmarked by flying debris, is mute testimony to the intensity of the plane crash. On the morning of September 11, Mark Skipper and fellow firefighter Alan Wallace pulled Foam Truck 161 out of the Pentagon firehouse and parked it next to the Pentagon helipad in preparation for President Bush’s planned arrival later in the day. Debris from the crash of the airliner into the Pentagon destroyed the back of the truck and threw Skipper to the ground. After calling for help on the truck radio and extinguishing the burning truck, the firefighters turned their attention to the heavily damaged Pentagon.