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Joe Dittmar, a businessman from Aurora who was on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, hugs Kathryn Guelcher, an English teacher at Sandburg High School on Sept. 9 of this year. Guelcher has helped keep Dittmar’s story fresh in students’ minds in her classroom. (Mary Compton/22nd Century Media)
Joe Dittmar, a businessman from Aurora who was on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, tells the story of his survival at Sandburg High School during a presentation on Sept. 9. Photo by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
11:38 am CDT September 13, 2019
One decision can change your destiny. Just ask Joe Dittmar, a businessman from Aurora who was on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.