Stephen C. Webster | Raw Story | Friday, Dec 19, 2008
April Gallop ‘will be very disappointed,’ lawyer tells RAW STORY.
April Gallop, whom the Army News Service called a “hero” after she was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, will not likely be triggering another such response from internal government media.
On behalf of Spc. April Gallop, who served in the Network Infrastructure Services Agency as an administrative specialist, California attorney William Veale on Monday filed a civil suit against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney and former US Air Force General Richard Myers, who was acting chairman of the joint chiefs on 9/11.
The suit alleges they engaged in conspiracy to facilitate the terrorist attacks and purposefully failed to warn those inside the Pentagon, contributing to injuries she and her two-month-old son incurred. Additional, unnamed persons with foreknowledge of the attacks are also named.
First news of the suit was carried exclusively by RAW STORY. Full text of the claims may be read here.
“Everything happened so fast,” Gallop said in an Oct. 2001 published report. “I remember thinking that we had been bombed.”
After rescuing one of her coworkers, the two began searching the smoldering debris that used to be April’s office for her two-month-old son Elisha. She pulled him out and escaped the smoke-filled building, out onto the Pentagon’s lawn, and collapsed.
Though thankful she survived the event, “I’m still angry at the enemy,” she said. “…They will pay.”
Years later, she’s pursuing that payment in the form of a civil suit. Continue reading ‘Legal minds respond to landmark 9/11 civil suit against Rumsfeld, Cheney’