Lt. Colonel Robert Darling, had a first-hand perspective inside the White House on 9/11 as the tragedy occurred. Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of the attacks, and the vivid memories of that day are seared into his consciousness.
Trained as an Attack Helicopter pilot and serving in two wars, Bob became a flight instructor and then a personal helicopter pilot to President Bill Clinton. He remained in his role as a member of HMX-1, the President’s personal helicopter pilot corps, into President George W. Bush’s administration.
After retiring from the Marines in 2007, Bob wrote a book about his experiences and recollections from 9/11 from inside the White House. The book is titled, 24 Hours inside the President’s Bunker: 9-11-01: The White House.
Often, I will write about an interview and what we discussed. This interview speaks for itself, however. Listening to the stories of heroism, personal sacrifice and dedication renews one’s belief in America.
Listen to the interview by clicking here. It will make the hairs on your arm stand on end.