Ground Zero Heroes and Heroines Descriptive Essay

Describes three acts of heroism at Ground Zero during the 9/11 tragedy.
# 146218 | 1,195 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | IN
Published on Dec 24, 2010 in Psychology (Social) , Communication (Interpersonal) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11)

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This paper relates that the most despicable and cowardly destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11 brought forth examples of exemplary courage by individuals in the face of this terrorism. Specifically, the paper describes the heroic acts of businessman Ed Fine, who was not trained to handle such situations but had a compassion for fellow beings, of Captain Scott Shields and his dog Bear that died due to cancer developed from their brave efforts to save victims of the terrorist attack, and of nurse Lucille Yip, who hitchhiked to the hospital on a garbage truck to treat the injured and worked continuously for two days. The paper concludes that horrific tragedies like this make people aware of the connection and love that still exists in most humans.

Table of Contents:
Ground Zero
Businessman Ed Fine
Captain Scott Shields and his Dog Bear
Nurse Lucille Yip

From the Paper:

"On opening a door which he presumed to be an emergency exit, he discovered a group of people who were panic struck. More people walked in displaying confusion in their utterances. Fine, however maintained his cool and asked them to wait for him until he had found the actual emergency door. The panic struck people complied and after discovering the actual emergency exit, Fine came back and led all the people down the staircase to safety. In normal circumstances, panic struck people in such circumstances often lose their cool and run to save their own lives."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Blecher, M.B. (2002). Ground Zero Heroes, accessed online August, 10, 2010 at:
  • O'Connell, D.(2002). Heroes of Ground Zero, accessed online August, 10, 2010 at:
  • Ocean Beach Dog, Bear-Hero of Ground Zero, online article accessed August 10, 2010 at:

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