The heavy metal band, Low Twelve, is featured in a new inspirational book written by a 9/11 widow, entitled “Touched by a Hero“. Susan Rescorla wrote the book about her husband Rick who died saving 2,700 of his co-workers in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11/01.
In May 2010, Low Twelve released their fourth CD, “Splatter Pattern“, which contained a song about Rick Rescorla entitled “A Hero’s Last Stand“. The band contacted Rick’s widow about the song, and she provided lots of background information, a book written about Rick entitled “Heart of a Soldier” by James B. Stewart, and some rare audio recordings from Vietham in 1966 where Rick proudly served in the famed 7th US Cavalry. His picture is on the cover of the book “We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young” by Hal Moore and Joseph Galloway, that become the blockbuster movie “We Were Soldiers” starring Mel Gibson.
Susan was touched by the song and with the band’s permission, reprinted the lyrics in her new book about Rick, which was recently published to coincide with the 10th anniversary of September 11th. In addition to the lyrics, Low Twelve bass player and singer Pete Altieri was interviewed and his thoughts about the song and Rick’s heroism are also in the book.
“It’s an honor to be included in a book about a true American hero like Rick Rescorla. Having served in the Army’s 7th Cavalry myself in the Gulf War era, I’m especially humbled to have Low Twelve be a part of this incredible new book. The entire world should know of this brave American,” says Pete Altieri about being included in “Touched by a Hero“.
Rick Rescorla was also featured in the History channel’s “The Man Who Predicted 9/11“, which airs every year at the anniversary of that fateful day. Rick predicted that the terrorists would strike the WTC again after the 1993 bombing with planes. Unfortunately, no one listened to his dire predictions.
“Touched by a Hero” can be purchased on amazon, or directly from the Rick Rescorla Memorial website. “The Man Who Predicted 9/11” can be ordered from the History channel store, and Low Twelve’s “Splatter Pattern” CD can be purchased on the band’s website and various other locations.