FDNY Heroes Reunite With Office Workers One Year Later After Narrow Escape

Reprinted with Permission, The New York Post

September 3, 2002 -- Fire Lt. Girard Owens spent nearly a year wondering if the two people he helped out of the World Trade Center had survived - or if they were killed when the north tower fell moments after they fled the building.

Now, after months of searching, he knows the answer: They made it out, thanks to his efforts and the help of another fireman, John Morabito.

And he knows something more: The man and woman he rescued have been tormented by a similar question - did the firemen who saved their lives get out alive, too?

"The therapists always ask me,