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Was Todd Beamer the leader of the people on United Flight 93 that stopped the plane from crashing in D.C? Was he the leader of the people who stopped the hijackers and made them land in Shanksville?

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There can be no doubt that the actions of Todd Beamer and Thomas Burnett and the other men who apparently stormed the cockpit of United Airlines Flight 93 during the September 11 terrorist attacks were acts of extreme heroism. However, I should also point out that there is evidence that the plane was actually shot down by the U. S. military. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld recently acknowledged as much after years of denial. Former Vice President Dick Cheney also admits having given the order for the commercial liner to be shot down, and he hints that former President George Bush...

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