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September 11th, 2014

Never forget 9/11/01; Local man tells firsthand experience

September 11, 2014

Benton native Tony Gatlin, 13 years after the terrorists' attack on Sept. 11, 2001, recounts his experience from the day. The following is his account:

"On Sept 11, 2001, I was at the Pentagon. I was working for the Secretary of the Air Force at the time. After the first plane struck the World Trade Center at about 8:45 a.m., our staff gathered in the SECAF's office to watch the coverage on television.

Alma J. Cash

September 11, 2014

Alma J. Cash, 88, of Benton passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Little Rock.  She was born July 29, 1926 in Little Rock to the late Albert and Nira Grimmett Cheatham.  Mrs. Cash was a CNA for the State of Arkansas and was a member of Smyrna Bible Church.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Willard P. Cash, two sons, Larry D. Matthews and Rusty Lynn Matthews; and one daughter, Beverly G. Matthews Williams.


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