On the morning of Saturday, May 3rd, 1997; 33-year-old, single father Gary Patterson woke up before dawn in his home in Waco, Texas.
He got dressed in black jeans and a white shirt and boots. He didn’t need to wear a suit to his final job interview, he had already met with one of the business partners, and they had got to know each other pretty well over the previous three weeks.
That morning, the 7:30 am flight from Waco to El Paso was the last step in the process – he would meet the company’s CEO, and would hopefully return home that night, the new head of a large housing development project.
After a tough few years, things were starting to look up.
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