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Feati.~ogressfve, Record, Reporter J~ I VII Wednesday, Oct, 10, 2001 1B Inside Section B J Arts & Entertainment Opinion & Perspective Letters to the Editor Vitals /t i I iro ' . . / j . envllle man jo ns team ,, stag i,, I pentagon effo , stoodt it te4df the need or misund / ..... the need for an incident man- )nville resident Larry agement team why they were s.fed. was angered by what needed. !slgn terrorists doing to the Joining other teams sent to :stun States. the Pentagon, Craggs and his mad--somebody had teammates went to work or- Lterm us," he said dering portable showers, toi- Libr atched television in lets, setting up kitchens, or- willt f as the World Trade dering a vast array of sup- t and Pentagon were plies and food, and setting up like@d by three hijacked cots for those assigned to the a cial airliners, grueling tasks of working in . ike millions of or around the disaster. ave q-,, . L peo- the F~-~t .~Y and watched Using know-how developed , - truction, unable to in establishing support . ta.5. . raeT:g es i:yenw :lit, camps for forest fires, the crews knew exactly what was needed to provide necessities to thousands of men and >, or anidnight, he and 37 women, and on short notice. .=rs of California Inci- Establishing two camps, danagement Team 3 one near the Pentagon, a sec- their way to the Pen- ond the Potomac, just across i Craggs said the team knew to D,_3 is one of five locat- concentrate on planning, sup- state, -, raggs ex- plies and operations. Two other teams The latter was Craggs' area ',ENO.0!. 4 lled up, but they were of expertise. ~ENDII~New Yo " F ~ rK. c ons6 1"as been a member "We helped with logistics," he said. e' age' :,in=,z_ mr a year and th,s"And by logistics he meant ,nse second incident he helping to "set up a place to ie n called out on this eat, a place to sleep," procure .. ae first was more in vehicles for those who need- tt traditional plans--a ed them, and provide shovels, the Modoc Na- flashlights and anything else d i athfh that was needed to support that many people and the eba:mk: jobs they were performing. out two- Whatever needed to be inSe re from the Forest done, we helped them," he s ,tlle rest from fire de- said. Plur~ir" n'-- The it,~ll~ )lk)ws' =w assignment, Arriving at the Pentagon :l embers wo. f. uldn t be the day after the airliner was lres, but rath, ,- 's: or bodies or clear- 'nses:debris Their ex, the ther ta s rewaaSsisCounr n sna, nle '-" t*.---- -u e settb-- all " th, 'is wno up uay-to-clay .... wCenters e,.-. ea et' i e_eping the mo e- )ver I~..=~; g fOrward SUCh~ ' )n 6- Lip With his team =ed-- er Air Base, Craggs aifficult to get the commercial f flown into the building, Crag- Craggs and his team went and friends, waiting for infor- gs said there were a lot of right towork, marion about people who people around the area. He said his first glimpse of were inside the building Search and rescue crews the Pentagon made him feelwhen the plane went down with dogs worked inside the "pretty sad." and were not yet accounted building, attempting to locate What really hit him was for. people, he said. the crowd of family members Occasionally, he said. everything would grow quiet, except for the barking of a rescue dog. Then that crew would come out and a special FBI team would move in. See Pentagon, page 2B Was shut down team wasn't tn a military con- , many Checks were place before permis- g ven. Craggs waited, he it Was "kind of ex- we were go- that's nbe Craggs' first ation's ca "" " - pltal, sPent 22 years in the job he was a U.S. Forest and a bat- ,r Greenville stations District, he with was just a FOrest Service Was one of the heard as he 3 went e long for them Who doubted Photos submitted Greenville's Larry Craggs was one of a 37-member incident command team to be flown to the Pemtagon the clay a hijacked airliner was flown Into building. Craggs' team is skilled in rapidly organizing n total support effort for those who worked in- side and around the buikileg. They organized cots for sleeping~ kitclwn facilities and cooks to prepare meals, washers and dryers to clean clothing, showers and toilet fa- cinuas, among other necassltles.