Remembering the 1993 World Trade Center bombing
Victim's widower speaks out
- Duration 3:29
- Date Feb 26, 2013
Victim's widower speaks out
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Marks the twentieth anniversary of the 1993.
World Trade Center bombing where a group of terrorists detonated a 15100 pound car bomb.
In the basement of the Twin Towers and parking structure.
The explosion killed six people and injured about a thousand others one of those woman who was killed.
Was named Monica -- -- -- Smith she died along with her unborn son.
This morning Peter Johnson junior -- Manhattan with her win over.
It's -- Peter good morning.
Good morning -- here with Ed Smith who tragically lost as to your wife Monica.
Soon to be born son seven month old.
Just stations Eddie.
I'm unhappy here with a -- and that's very said day what does this day mean.
To you Ed -- for your family as we mark the loss of six.
The entry of a 1020 years ago at the world trade center of.
-- -- -- -- First -- we ought to forget the people who died -- and about a bomb building this is about the people who went to work and didn't come home and visit their family.
What was the lesson in 1993.
Do we understand the lessons in 1993.
Have we forgotten the lessons of 93 and 2001.
In your mind as we remember Monica today.
-- 2001 was a continuation from 1993.
You know -- it's taken a better lesson from my team -- three we might have stopped 2001 from happening you know if they -- more time and more money which is sort of trial.
They might not have been able to accomplish what they -- 2001.
Let's talk about the loss in the remembrance a little bit and we were talking earlier about going back to that day you were in Boston.
And you were calling the World Trade Center to speak to you dear life.
You were married for three years.
It put a life together in -- -- Long Island.
Everything was ahead -- you tell us about that day.
-- you know life at the time could have been better -- the time when your you know your marriage comes together you're gonna have a child.
And and I saw the news reports and Boston.
Couldn't couldn't get a hold of my wife of the -- -- and eventually later that night you know Paul the New York City Morgenthau on the ship that's the way.
And and you are reflecting that.
If your wife had lived in the end and the baby had been warned.
That perhaps -- son Eddie junior would have been in college.
What are you thoughts about that.
Yeah it seems like just yesterday but you know when you look back -- with -- years would be for a child.
He'd be growing could be in college should be you know doing different things so it's really -- the -- that you hadn't seen all those years.
The birthdays all the different things that you didn't get the opportunity.
Let's say or do who is very very said.
But at least today after twenty years we'll get the opportunity.
All the families come together and spend some time remembering -- -- -- -- We share loss and and your grief and and and we remember together with you and all the families on the twentieth anniversary it's meant that it could speed to you -- let's -- And that continue with with of the good life -- put together since that.
Thank you being here at -- remarkable story on the twentieth anniversary.
Of the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993.
Back to Houston right Peter Johnson junior we think -- much in his heart you're right though twenty years just went by -- -- --