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SPC Chin Sun Pak Wells

Specialist Chin Sun Pak Wells was born in Tongduchun, Korea on September 13, 1976. In 1980, her family moved to Lawton, Oklahoma, where she resided for 18 years. She was one of three children and known to family and friends as “Sunny.”  She was inducted into the National Honor Society at Eisenhower High School from … Continued

Meta L. (Fuller) Waller

When 60-year-old Meta Waller returned from the World Conference on Racism, she told her family it had changed her life. Waller attended the conference with a group of school children, taking time off from her work at the Pentagon, where she was special programs manager for the administrative assistant to the Secretary of the Army. … Continued

LTC Karen J. Wagner, USA

As successful as Karen J. Wagner was in the Army, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel with a desk in the Pentagon, she was sketching out options for the second act in her life, something to balance her military career. In her 17 years in uniform, she rose to the position of medical personnel officer … Continued

LCDR Ronald J. Vauk, USNR

Ronald James Vauk, 37, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve, a resident of Mount Airy, Maryland, died September 11, 2001 at the hands of terrorists as he was performing his duty as Watch Commander in the Naval Command Center at the Pentagon.  Ron was born January 25, 1964 in Nampa, Idaho; the youngest of the nine … Continued

SSG Willie Q. Troy, USA, Retired

Willie Q. Troy has voice mail messages he will never retrieve. Family members and friends frantically tried to contact him by cell phone as news of the attack on the Pentagon became widely publicized. But he never called back.  Willie was born the fifth of six children on March 20, 1950 to Mrs. Bessie Mae … Continued

LCDR Otis V. Tolbert, USN

LCDR “Vince” Tolbert was born in Tennessee in September 1962. Following his very successful athletic performance at Lemoore High School, he was awarded a football scholarship to Fresno State University. Graduating from Fresno State in 1985 with a degree in Criminal Justice, he was commissioned an Ensign at Officer’s Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island … Continued

SGT Tamara C. Thurman, USA

As Saundra Woolen talks about her daughter, Tamara, she begins in the past tense, then stops. “She was such a sweet . . . is such a sweet girl,” she says.  It had been more than two weeks since Army SGT Tamara Thurman was listed as missing in the destroyed section of the Pentagon, but her … Continued

LTC Karl W. Teepe, USA, Retired

  Karl William Teepe was born on September 24, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, the older of two sons of Ruth and the late Wilmer Teepe. He grew up in Jennings, Missouri and graduated from Riverview Gardens High School in Bellefontaine, where he was a member of the golf team. He received his Bachelor of … Continued

Sandra C. Taylor

Sandra Carol Taylor was a fifty-year-old mother, fiancée, daughter, sister, volunteer, lover of life and friend to many when she was killed on September 11, 2001.  She was born Sandra Carol Fraser on October 8, 1950 in Somerville, Massachusetts, to her parents, Beverly and Harold Fraser. As her fiancé, Timothy Dudgeon, remembered, “she was a … Continued

LTC Kip P. Taylor, USA

LTC Kip P. Taylor was commissioned into the Army’s Adjutant General Corps at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan in December 1985 by his father, Lieutenant Colonel Donald R. Taylor. Kip received scholarships for both the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps and basketball, and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. He earned his Master … Continued