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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

September 11, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - A Valdosta doctor spent 9/11 at ground zero trying to save lives.

Doctor Kevin McCowan says he can still smell the soot that covered the area as he set up a make-shift hospital a block from the World Trade Centers.

He commandeered supplies from a nearby drug store to treat what he thought would be hundreds of injured victims.

But he says few showed up.  "It was a very devastating blow to us providers as the afternoon progressed because we are trying to set up to take car of the injured and nobody came in but one guy. The reason being, there were only two groups of folks. Those who got out and those who didn't," says Dr. Kevin McCowan.

McCowan shared his pictures and experience at a 9/11 Ceremony hosted by the City of Valdosta and the Lowndes County Historical Society.