September 11 Digital Archive

Barry's Story


Barry's Story

How has your life changed because of what happened on September 11, 2001?

My name is Barry Freitag, and on 9/11/2001, I was a Detective with the Arlington County Police and a first responder to the Pentagon. From 9/11-9/21, I participated in evidence recovery. Because of my service, I retired on disability with liver and lung injuries. The day started out beautiful and ended in tragedy.

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