Oliver Stone’s film on 9/11 opening at Camp Anaconda
Stars and Stripes August 9, 2006
Oliver Stone’s new movie about two police officers trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center opens Wednesday at Camp Anaconda in Iraq, an Army & Air Force Exchange Service news release says.
“World Trade Center” focuses on two New York Port Authority officers who were found after two Marines arrived at ground zero to look for survivors.
AAFES plans 10 showings of the movie at Anaconda, the news release says.
David Karnes, a 20-year Marine Corps vet, told Stars and Stripes in October 2003 that when he heard about the attacks in New York, he left his job, got a Marine haircut and headed from Connecticut to Manhattan.
There he joined another Marine who was recently identified by the New York Post as Jason Thomas, and the two began looking for survivors.
Karnes said that while the two searched the remnants of the South Tower, “I thought I heard someone. … So I yelled down and they replied back that they were New York Port Authority police officers. “They asked us not to leave them.”
The two police officers, William Jimeno and John McLoughlin, were eventually rescued and are the subject of the new movie.
Neither Karnes nor Thomas could be reached for comment on Tuesday.