Remsen resident remembers brother killed on September 11, 2001


REMSEN, N.Y. (WKTV) - Clinton native and current Remsen resident, Gordon Felt, says it was one of the worst days in his life when he had to tell his mother that his brother was killed on September 11th, 2001.

Conversely, Felt said it was "heartening" to see the celebrations across the United States in response to the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed.

Gordon's brother, Edward, lived in New Jersey and was flying to San Jose for work the morning of September 11th, 2001.

On Monday, Felt was wearing the tie made to honor the United 93 victims, as he did interviews for MSNBC. Felt was asleep Sunday night, when he got the call about Bin Laden's death.

The Remsen resident says he was relieved to hear the news, calling Bin Laden "the face of terrorism across the world." His death is a great victory, but it does not bring him closure, Felt said.

"There is no closure. I lost my brother," said Felt. "He was a wonderful father, husband, had two daughters that are growing up without him. The only closure I feel today is the closure on the Bin Laden chapter. He is gone, finally."

Felt says the death of Bin Laden ends a chapter but does not end the story.

Since the attacks, Felt has been very involved with the other families of victims on United 93. Felt helped producers who made the movie "United 93," and is also the President of a family organization of United 93.

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