In the days after the attack on the Pentagon on 11 September 2001, the Naval Historical Center (NHC) and Navy Combat Documentation Detachment 206 (DET 206) worked with the Director of Navy Staff (DNS) VADM Patricia Tracey to request personal narrative accounts of the attack on the Pentagon. The request was sent to all of OPNAV.
55 individuals submitted narratives of their experiences on the day of the attack. The narrative accounts are listed below and available to download as PDFs. Some individuals that submitted accounts also have oral histories in the DET 206 Pentagon Attack Collection. If their oral history is available online, a link has been provided to that as well.
Citation: [Name], AR/668 Pentagon Attack Narrative Accounts, Navy Archives, Naval History and Heritage Command, Washington, D.C.
DNS Message: Request for Narrative Accounts of the Pentagon Attack (PDF, 54kb)
These narratives have been reviewed for FOIA exemptions and redactions have been made where necessary.
Narratives marked with an asterisk (*) have either sensitive content or sensitive language.