“The man in the Red Bandana” is one of the greatest and most uplifting stories during the tragic terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Welles Crowther was an equity broker in the World Trade Center’s south tower, and he became a hero after he sacrificed his own life to lead dozens of people to safety.
He used a red bandana given to him as a child by his parents to garner people’s attention and lead them to safety. Instead of fleeing to safety he continued to go back into the tower to save more lives. For a period of time his identity was simply known by the survivors he saved as “The man in the Red Bandana.”
His identify was later confirmed by his parents and the survivors. ESPN’s “The man in the Red Bandana” documentary is one of the most heartbreaking stories about 9/11 and at the same time one of the most uplifting stories of heroism.
God bless all the heroes of 9/11 and all those who perished.