By Patsy Montesinos

Published: Sep. 11, 2022 at 7:25 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Retired U.S. Army Major General Scott West remembers 9/11 like it was yesterday. He was at the Pentagon just 100 yards away from where flight 77 impacted the building.

“We were very fortunate in the army G4. We had about 100 people, probably about 150 including our contractors,” said West. “We all got out of the building, no one was injured.”

In the following days, West learned about friends who died during the attack at the Pentagon.

“Lieutenant Colonel Neil Hyland. One that I had served with in operation desert storm, Major Stephen Long, we use to call him Ranger Long. And then Lieutenant Colonel Cliff Patterson,” explained West.

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