Paul Battaglia left early for work on September 11, 2001.
The 22-year-old Brooklyn native worked for Marsh & McLennan in the World Trade Center. From his office on the 100th floor of Tower 1, he had a spectacular view of his home borough.
It would be the last time his family saw him.
His parents, Elaine and John (pictured in the player above) came to StoryCorps to remember Paul (pictured at left), and what he meant to their family.
Originally aired July 12, 2005 on NPR’s Morning Edition.