Ret. Lt Col Brian Birdwell

Ret. Lt Col Brian Birdwell

September 11 Pentagon Survivor

About Ret. Lt Col Brian Birdwell

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell and his wife, Mel, are both survivors of the terrorists' attacks on September 11, 2001. After hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 collided into the Pentagon, Brian was thrown to the ground and engulfed in flames. Of the burns that consumed 60 percent of his body, nearly half were third degree. While Brian was fighting for his life and undergoing 30+ surgeries, intensive skin grafts and unbearably painful burn treatments, Mel was fighting to maintain the couple's ...