Gold Nugget, September 9, 2021

Grassroots Gold FB Live, Remembering 9/11 with Senator Brian Birdwell

On September 11, 2001, when American Airlines Flight 77 was crashed just yards away from his second floor Pentagon office, Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell was critically wounded and severely burned. Of the burns that covered more than 60 percent of his body, nearly half were third degree in severity. Today, following 39 operations, months of hospitalization and numerous skin grafts, Brian has made a miraculous recovery.

Facebook Live, September 9, 2021

Despite physical limitations, he testifies not only to his physical healing, but the ultimate miracle of grace through Christ. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received that day. Upon retirement in July 2004, he was awarded the Legion of Merit.

“This is a true story about the Lord’s sovereignty in our lives. Our lives are forever different. The day I went to the Pentagon and saw where Brian was in relation to where the plane struck, I realized that there was no way he could have survived – except for the hand of God protecting him and our family.” – Mel Birdwell, from “Refined by Fire.”