Rick Rescorla Biography
(British American Private Security Specialist Who Saved Thousands of Lives During 9/11)
Birthday: May 27, 1939 (Gemini)
Born In: Hayle, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Rick Rescorla, born as Cyril Richard Rescorla, was a United States Army officer as well as private security officer of British origin. He served in the Vietnam War as a commissioned officer of the United States Army. He also served in Northern Rhodesia where he was a member of Northern Rhodesia Police (NRP). After his military career, he became the director of security for financial services agency Morgan Stanley at the World Trade Center. In this position, Rick Rescorla anticipated attacks on the tower and implemented evacuation procedures which would ultimately save many lives during the 9/11 attacks. Unfortunately, he lost his life while leading the evacuees from the South Tower of Trade Center during the horrific attacks. The legendary hero was later paid a number of tributes for his bravery, spirit, and astonishing foresight. Besides been an army man and a security expert, Rescorla was a writer and lawyer as well. A graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, he taught criminal justice at the University of South Carolina for a period of time and even published a textbook on the subject. On a personal note, Rescorla was a romantic man who loved his second wife very dearly. He wrote love poetry for her and praised her often. He was a faithful husband and a devoted father.