From 9/11 Encyclopedia:
Former FBI-anti terror specialist, who died in the Twin Towers on September 11th. His story and background never made big news, he never was described as a "hero". The reason, why he started a new job in the Towers, had never been exposed to the public. The NewYorker Magazine was one of the few publications, who gave some insights. In Summer 2002, Ewing2001 started to promote the background story of Jerome Hauer, who organised the security job for John O'Neill.
"...On September 10th, (2001)O'Neill called (Professor) Robert Tucker, a friend and security-company executive, and arranged to get together that evening to talk about security issues at the Trade Center. Tucker met O'Neill in the lobby of the north tower, and the two men rode the elevator up to O'Neill's new office, on the thirty-fourth floor. "He was incredibly proud of what he was doing"
Newsday reporter Laurie Garrett quotes Jerome Hauer and his
connection to O'Neill: "John O'Neill was head of the FBI's
counterterrorism branch in Washington," Hauer told me privately.
"He led every important investigation you can name --- the USS
Cole, Tanzania, Kenya bombings. He retired three weeks ago. I
helped him get the job as head of security for the World Trade
(Laurie Garrett is the only writer ever to have been awarded all three of the Big "Ps" of journalism: The Peabody, The Polk (twice), and The Pulitzer. Garrett is author of "BETRAYAL OF TRUST: The Collapse of Global Public Health.") John O'Neill and his lost briefcase: O'Neill lost his briefcase on Aug. 19th 2001, in a Miami conference room. The briefcase was returned in a few hours, nothing was missing. In an interview with french authors Brisard + Dasquie (--> Forbidden Truth), he complained about the sabotage within the FBI and implied a plot against him by FBI-director Thomas Pickard or Louis Freeh (->)
Report of PBS on O'Neill in October 2002: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/knew/
Online Watch: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/knew/view
More links on O'Neill:
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,214062,00.html Here is an archive of all of The New Yorker's 911 stories: http://www.newyorker.com/archive/previous/?020527frprsp_previous Long Feature on John O'Neill (Jan 14, 2002) http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?020114fa_FACT1
edit 10/ 2007
O'neill's body was supposedly recovered in the
debris of the World Trade Center.
It was said by at least 1 source that it was recovered by non other than Jerome Hauer.
As head of Counter-terror, O'neill would have
known more about Osama Bin Laden
than anyone alive at the time.
Leading some to say his death was not an accident.
If anyone would have known if Bin Laden
was really behind 9/11,
it would have been Oneill