Survivor of 9/11 attacks speaks to Central Texas students

Posted: 1:40 PM, Sep 12, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-12 14:44:40-04
Survivor of 9/11 attacks speaks to Central Texas students

On Wednesday, students and staff at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor heard from a special guest,

Stanley Praimnath is a survivor of the Sept. 11 attack.

Praimnath spoke to a chapel full of people about what started as a normal Tuesday.

He woke up, got his coffee and made his way to work.

At the time, Praimnath worked on the 81st floor of the second Twin Tower.

It was a normal day until he saw what he describes as fireballs coming from the sky.

Praimnath saw a plane coming and hid under a desk.

A large part of the plane was stuck in his office door.

He said he called out to God for help and then at the end of the floor he saw someone with a flashlight. 

He pushed through the debris and he and the man who saved him began their journey down from the 81st floor. 

"By the time I would've gotten home... I was black and blue on 95 percent of my body and I was covered with blood and soot. And I looked like literally a bloody mess and even my children, my daughter could not recognize me," said Praimnath.  

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