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Michael Backer, left,Wartburg Volunteer Fire Department Chief Glen Moore, second from left, and Assistant Chief Lynn Redmon stand with a piece of the World Trade Center that was on display at last week’s 9-11 ceremony at the Morgan County Courthouse.
‘It was a horrible, horrible day’

Most people past the age of 25 remember where they were when Islamic radical terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.

For Coalfield resident Michael Backer it’s easy. He was there.

“It was a horrible, horrible day,” Backer said of 9-11.

“I was an EMT in New Jersey and I was on my regular assignment. We were at a Morristown hospital. My usual job was to transport cardiac patients to another hospital.