Obama Recalls the ‘Man in the Red Bandana’ at 9/11 Museum

At museum opening, the president spoke of the heroic actions of volunteer firefighter Welles Crowther.
1:48 | 05/15/14

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Transcript for Obama Recalls the ‘Man in the Red Bandana’ at 9/11 Museum
In those awful moments. After the south tower was hit. Some of the injured huddled in the wreckage of the 78 floor. The fires were spreading. The air was filled with smoke. We'll start. I could barely see. It seemed. As there if there was no way out. And then there came -- Boortz. -- Call. Saying he had found. The stairs. A young man. -- -- -- -- -- Emerge from the smoke -- Over his nose in his mouth he wore red handkerchief. He called for fire extinguishers to fight back the flights. He tended to the wounded. He -- those survivors. Down the stairs to safety. And carried a woman on his shoulders. Down seventeen flights. Many went back to back up all those flights than back down again. Bringing more wounded to safety. Until that moment. When the tower fell. They didn't know his name. That in no word came from. But they moon. Their lives have been saved. By. The man in the red -- that.

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