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‘Everything changed from that point on.’ Members of 2001 Navy football team reflect on 9/11

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Ed Malinowski was walking to his second period class when he began hearing chatter among passing midshipmen about some sort of incident involving the World Trade Center.

Upon arrival at class, Malinowski noticed that professor Neil Berman had the television tuned to CNN. Projected onto a large screen was an image of the north tower of the World Trade Center billowing smoke.

Moments later, there was an announcement ordering all midshipmen to return to Bancroft Hall and remain there — that all classes and activities had been canceled indefinitely. While returning to his dormitory room, Malinowski encountered a midshipman who was crying.