Mister Hospitality: PHILLIP GODFREY


Phillip Godfrey was thrown into a wall on the 55th floor of 1 World Trade Center when the first plane hit. A seminar on the logistics of trade with Mexico had just begun, and it was Godfrey's job as a Benchmark Hospitality employee to help set up. Now Godfrey, 43, asked Jesus not to let the floor give way. When it steadied, he focused his attention on getting everyone out. Like many of those at the Trade Center that morning whose names we never heard--people who weren't fire fighters or cops--Godfrey thought of others first. He heard the women who worked...

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