Remembering 9/11: The Heroic Stockbroker Who Died Refusing to Leave Strangers Behind
Harry Ramos gave his life on September 11, 2001, in order for others to keep theirs.
Like many on the crystal clear morning of September 11, 2001, Harry Ramos went to work at the World Trade Center, where he worked on the 87th floor of the North Tower.
But at 8:46 am, when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the 93rd to 99th floors, the stockbroker sprang into action to lead his coworkers to safety.
Fourteen years on, INSIDE EDITION is remembering his bravery by revisiting our earlier report about Ramos, a heroic husband who ultimately gave his life saving others.
His wife, Mikki, previously told INSIDE EDITION that his coworkers told her they survived because of his actions.
“They said they wouldn’t be standing, they wouldn’t be there. He wouldn’t leave anybody behind. He would go and make sure everybody was out,” she said.
On the 53rd floor, Harry came across a stranger named Victor who couldn’t walk. The Good Samaritan stayed with the immobile man - and it may have cost him his life.
Harry and another coworker got Victor down some 15 flights before they saw firefighters. New York’s Bravest ordered him to get out. The coworker listened but Harry apparently did not.
His wife said she does not know exactly what happened to him but he never emerged.
As well as his wife, he left behind two sons.
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