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Col. Mark Tillman, the man who flew Air Force One carrying President George W. Bush on Sept. 11, 2001, speaks Thursday at the Fargo Air Museum. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Air Force One pilot remembers 9/11 flight

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FARGO - The morning of Sept. 11, 2001, pilot Mark Tillman was on Air Force One in Sarasota Fla., preparing to fly President George W. Bush out of what was a routine school visit.


While Bush was in a classroom full of grade school children, Tillman was learning about the acts of terrorism that morning the same way most of America was: He watched them unfold on TV.

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