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Dr. Jason Bratcher
‘I’d just seen a day that changed the whole history of the country’

Daily Press Staff Writer

When the attacks came on 9/11, Artesia native Dr. Jason Bratcher was working on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, making his regular daily rounds.

A recent medical school graduate of Texas Tech University, Bratcher moved to New York in June of 2001 and was working on his residency at Lennox Hill Hospital.

“I was in a patient’s room and looked at the television monitor and saw that something had hit one of the towers,” he said. “In the next patient’s room, I saw that number two had been hit. That’s when I realized that it was a terrorist attack.

“We immediately went into disaster mode in anticipation of all of the people that we thought would be coming.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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