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How 9-11 Changed America & Its Military

Brad Choat
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U.S. Army Major General David Quantock (KMOX/Brad Choat)

U.S. Army Major General David Quantock (KMOX/Brad Choat)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The commanding general at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri says it’s important that we as a nation never forget what happened on September 11th, 2001.

Major General David Quantock says it’s like Pearl Harbor, a tragedy that shapes our future as Americans, “It’s about remembering the sacrifices and the losses that we experienced on that day, but just as important, it’s about driving our future. At the end of the day, it’s about defending this democracy, defending the liberties and freedoms we enjoy every single day.” 

General Quantock says 9-11 significantly changed the U.S. Armed Forces, “From doctrine, the way we fight, to the way we’ve done our organizations, to the way we train our soldiers, to material solutions.” Quantock says the vehicles they drive, the weapons they use, and the personal protection they wear are better since the terrorist attacks.

He says one thing that has not changed is the Army’s values.

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