Godwin Ajala is remembered as a U.S. national hero who fought to save the lives of countless people as they escaped from the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001. Ajala was born in Nigeria on June 9, 1968. As an adult, Ajala became a lawyer in Nigeria. His family lived in the town of Ihenta in Ebonyi State. In 1995, Ajala emigrated to the United States to make a better life for himself and his family.
*9/11 ~ BILL BIGGART: 10:28:24 am, was the precise second that photojournalist Bill Biggart took the final shot of his life. He took his last breath moments later when the North Tower of the WTC collapsed on him. Four days later, searchers found his body...
The youngest firefighter killed on 9/11. Firefighter Michael Cammarata, 22, was last seen evacuating people from the Marriott Hotel when the World Trade Center collapsed. Since his body was never identified, a vial of blood he donated before his death was placed in a casket presented at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church.
9/11 Firefighter Photo: John Labriola While most able-bodied occupants of the north tower fled down stairwells to safety, firefighters such as Mike Kehoe (pictured) headed up to help the wounded. Kehoe's Ladder 11 firehouse lost six men that day, but he survived to face a life forever changed not only by 9/11 but by the iconic image in which he unwittingly appeared. "In some ways Mike Kehoe came to symbolize the firefighters," Chanin said. Published September 8, 2011
Stephen Stiller ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel in full gear to get to the Twin Towers on 9/11. He died when the buildings collapsed. Now there is an annual run through the Tunnel in his honor.