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Susan Heltemes

Remembering 9/11: Bluffton native could see Pentagon burning

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For Susan Heltemes, who graduated from New York Mills High School in 1970, life in Maryland has changed significantly since Sept. 11, 2001.


Heltemes, who grew up in Bluffton on a dairy farm, moved to Maryland in 1980. She was at home in Silver Spring, Md., a little more than 10 miles from the Pentagon, on the morning of 9/11, and, like most Americans, she remembers the day vividly.

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