Frank De Martini and Pablo Ortiz were inside the North Tower of the World Trade Center when it was hit. Instead of fleeing, they stayed to help people trapped on the tower’s 88th and 89th floors. Along with some of their coworkers, the two are thought to have saved at least 50 lives.
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