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    John O'Rourke

    John O’Rourke began his career as a reporter at The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. He has worked as a producer at World Monitor, a coproduction of the Christian Science Monitor and the Discovery Channel, and NBC News, where he was a producer for several shows, including Now with Tom Brokaw and Katie CouricNBC Nightly News, and The Today Show. John has won many awards, including four Emmys, a George Foster Peabody Award, and five Edward R. Murrow Awards. Profile

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There are 12 comments on On the Loss of a Twin Brother

  1. Wow. That was an incredible story. I joined the military 2-months after 9/11, because of what happened, and reading stories like this make me even more proud to have served. What a great family, and I hope their integrity and sacrifice are always remembered.

  2. I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. As a twin, I cannot imagine my life without my sister. We have been through it all together and I think the only way to know and understand the special bond twins share is to be one. Stay strong and continue doing good to honor your brother. My heart goes out to you, your family, and everyone affected by the events of 9/11

  3. I was awarded the Mark Bavis Leadership Foundation scholarship in 2006, and without it I would not have been able to attend undergrad at BU. Thanks for sharing this story with the community.

  4. Thanks for bringing a personal focus to this often overwhelming story — we tend to forget the individual lives that were forever affected by the massive events…condolences to Mike and all those who relive the day’s tragedies daily, not just on the anniversary dates.

  5. Great article. As someone who attended BU with my twin brother as the Bavis’, this story really hits close to home and makes me appreciate the special bond I have with my brother. Such a tragedy to have happened and condolences to the family

  6. Thinking of Mark today, as I do every year at this time, and praying for his family. He was a man who carried himself with such integrity, and showed much kindness to others, that’s what I remember most.

  7. United Flight 175 never hit WTC 2 The South Tower…..check the video of the 2nd planes impact….on youtube this plane fires a trejectory into the building just before it hits
    Look at it in slow motion..the plane is NOT A COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT………Also a jet engine was found on Murray and Church St……THIS DID NOT BELONG TO FLIGHT 175………..was NOT an engine from a 767 THIS HAS BEEN PROVED…..SO THIS WHOLE TRIAL IS BOGUS AND BASED ON FALSE INFORMATION>>>>!!!!

    1. @Bob Brazil… what is wrong with you spouting conspiracy theories. This family lost a son and brother. There is no place for that here.

      I played against Mark and Mike in high school. I went to St John’s Prep. They were both excellent players. I am so sorry for your families loss.

  8. Thoughts and prayers today to the entire Bavis family. RIP Mark you are and will forever be missed but your memory and legacy lives on through all those who knew you.

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