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Yuguang Zheng

Yuguang Zheng, 65, and his wife, Shuyin Yang, 62, were the only Chinese couple onboard American Airlines Flight 77 to Los Angeles. The couple was on their way back to China after an extended visit with their daughter in the Baltimore area. Mr. Zheng, a chemist before retirement, graduated from Nanjing University; he majored in … Continued

Shuyin Yang

Yuguang Zheng, 65, and his wife, Shuyin Yang, 62, were the only Chinese couple onboard American Airlines Flight 77 to Los Angeles. The couple was on their way back to China after an extended visit with their daughter in the Baltimore area. Mr. Zheng, a chemist before retirement, graduated from Nanjing University; he majored in … Continued

Vicki Yancey

Vicki Yancey, of Springfield, was an eager worker and an even more eager traveler. The former naval electronics technician, bound for a business conference in Reno, Nevada, was on the first of what she hoped would be many trips for Vredenburg, a Washington-based defense contractor for which she worked.  She wasn’t supposed to be on … Continued

CAPT John D. Yamnicky, Sr., USN, Retired

Captain John D. Yamnicky, USN (Ret) was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 ending his life. Yamnicky was described by friends as a “magnificent man devoted to his faith, his family and his country.” Born in Barren Run, Pennsylvania in 1930, John attended McKeesport Pennsylvania … Continued

Leslie A. Whittington

Charles Falkenberg, his wife Leslie Whittington, and their daughters, Zoe and Dana Falkenberg, were killed on September 11, 2001, when terrorists crashed their plane into the Pentagon. They lived in University Park, Maryland and were on their way to Australia, where Leslie planned to work for a few months at the Australian National University in … Continued

Sandra D. Teague

Sandra D. Teague, 31, couldn’t wait to get on American Airlines Flight 77, the first leg of a three-week trip to Australia.  “She had been planning her trip, literally, all year,” said an uncle, Charles Sherrill. “She was going to go rafting, trekking, and rock-climbing. It was going to be her first trip abroad, her … Continued

Leonard E. Taylor

Leonard (Lenny) E. Taylor was born in Pasadena, California in 1957. Shortly thereafter his family moved to Massachusetts where he was raised and educated. Lenny graduated from Andover High School in 1974. He was an outstanding athlete and captain of the Andover High hockey team in his senior year. Lenny obtained a Bachelor of Science … Continued

Hilda E. Taylor

Hilda E. Taylor, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77, was a veteran teacher at M.V. Leckie Elementary School in Southwest Washington. She taught sixth grade and was on her way to California on a National Geographic field trip when the plane slammed into the Pentagon.  Taylor, who was born in Sierra Leone, lived with … Continued

Norma Lang Steuerle

Norma Lang Steuerle, 54, loved serving the community through her job as a clinical psychologist and through her church, but she also loved to travel.  When her husband, C. Eugene Steuerle, signed up recently to teach a seminar in Singapore, and her daughter, Kristin, 28, was shipped to Okinawa as a Navy doctor, the Alexandria … Continued

Robert Speisman

Shanti – Peace Within  Shanti – Peace With Others  Shanti – Peace With The Universe  LET IT BE!