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Former U.S. Special Operations officer George Dutile receives a touch up of his tattoo featuring a piece of the World Trade Center towers on the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on September 11, 2021 in Greenwich, Connecticut. To mark the day, tattoo artist Laura Crow touched up his tattoo, based on a 9/11 memorial at a U.S. Navy Seals base in Virginia Beach. Dutile served as a Special Ops reconnaissance officer in Pakistan supporting the Seal Team Six operation that killed Osama Bin Laden in 2011. During his 16 year military career he deployed to combat zones ten times, first as a U.S. Marine and then a Special Operations officer, with seven of those deployments to Afghanistan. He lamented the recent withdrawal of U.S. forces from that country. "I don't want people to forget Afghanistan. It's not over," he said. Dutile is now an executive director at J.P. Morgan in New York City, working as a private wealth advisor.

Ceremonies around the country today honor the memory of those lost on September 11, 2001.