Those who sign up to serve in the United States Navy — or in any of the other branches of our military — understand that it’s a dangerous job. But the 33 Navy sailors and nine Navy civilians working in the southwest section of the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, probably did not feel they were in danger that day.
Nevertheless, they were among the 125 people working at the Pentagon who lost their lives when Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. Fifty-nine other souls perished on the plane.
Today, they are memorialized on the Pentagon grounds. A chapel at the site features a memorial window, where 42 of the 184 pieces of red glass represent the Navy victims. And one of the four other stained glass windows in the chapel is dedicated to the Navy. We remember these men and women because they showed up to work that day, hoping to serve their nation in the best way they could — living that Tuesday the same selfless way they had lived their entire lives.
We honor their sacrifice, a sacrifice that they could not have imagined they would be making that day. Whether they were in a Pentagon office or aboard a ship in the Persian Gulf, they were men and women serving America.
Here are the names of all those who died on that day at the Pentagon, including those with the Navy, Army, and Defense Intelligence Agency:
Spc. Craig Amundson • Melissa Rose Barnes • (Retired) Master Sgt. Max Beilke • Kris Romeo Bishundat • Carrie Blagburn • Lt. Col. Canfield D. Boone • Diana Borrero de Padro • Donna Bowen • Allen Boyle • Christopher Lee Burford • Daniel Martin Caballero • Sgt. 1st Class Jose Orlando Calderon-Olmedo • Angelene C. Carter • Sharon Carver • John J. Chada • Rosa Maria (Rosemary) Chapa • Julian Cooper • Lt. Cmdr. Eric Allen Cranford • Ada M. Davis • Capt. Gerald Francis Deconto • Lt. Col. Jerry Don Dickerson Jr. • Johnnie Doctor Jr. • Capt. Robert Edward Dolan • Cmdr. William Howard Donovan Jr. • Cmdr. Patrick S. Dunn • Edward Thomas Earhart • Lt. Cmdr. Robert Randolph Elseth • Jamie Lynn Fallon • Amelia V. Fields • Gerald P. Fisher • Matthew Michael Flocco • Sandra N. Foster • Capt. Lawrence Daniel Getzfred • Cortz Ghee • Brenda C. Gibson • Ron Golinski • Diane M. Hale-McKinzy • Carolyn B. Halmon • Sheila Hein • Ronald John Hemenway • Maj. Wallace Cole Hogan Jr. • Jimmie Ira Holley • Angela Houtz • Brady K. Howell • Peggie Hurt • Lt. Col. Stephen Neil Hyland Jr. • Robert J. Hymel • Sgt. Maj. Lacey B. Ivory • Lt. Col. Dennis M. Johnson • Judith Jones • Brenda Kegler • Lt. Michael Scott Lamana • David W. Laychak • Samantha Lightbourn-Allen • Maj. Steve Long • James Lynch • Terence M. Lynch • Nehamon Lyons IV • Shelley A. Marshall • Teresa Martin • Ada L. Mason • Lt. Col. Dean E. Mattson • Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude • Robert J. Maxwell • Molly McKenzie • Patricia E. (Patti) Mickley • Maj. Ronald D. Milam • Gerard (Jerry) P. Moran • Odessa V. Morris • Brian Anthony Moss • Ted Moy • Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Jude Murphy • Khang Nguyen • Michael Allen Noeth • Spc. Chin Sun Pak • Lt. Jonas Martin Panik • Maj. Clifford L. Patterson Jr. • Lt. J.G. Darin Howard Pontell • Scott Powell • (Retired) Capt. Jack Punches • Joseph John Pycior Jr. • Deborah Ramsaur • Rhonda Rasmussen • Marsha Dianah Ratchford • Martha Reszke • Cecelia E. Richard • Edward V. Rowenhorst • Judy Rowlett • Robert E. Russell • William R. Ruth • Charles E. Sabin • Marjorie C. Salamone • Lt. Col. David M. Scales • Cmdr. Robert Allan Schlegel • Janice Scott • Michael L. Selves • Marian Serva • Cmdr. Dan Frederic Shanower • Antoinette Sherman • Don Simmons • Cheryle D. Sincock • Gregg Harold Smallwood • (Retired) Lt. Col. Gary F. Smith • Patricia J. Statz • Edna L. Stephens • Sgt. Maj. Larry Strickland • Maj. Kip P. Taylor • Sandra C. Taylor • Karl W. Teepe • Sgt. Tamara Thurman • Lt. Cmdr. Otis Vincent Tolbert • Willie Q. Troy • Lt. Cmdr. Ronald James Vauk • Lt. Col. Karen Wagner • Meta L. Waller • Staff Sgt. Maudlyn A. White • Sandra L. White • Ernest M. Willcher • Lt. Cmdr. David Lucian Williams • Maj. Dwayne Williams • Marvin R. Woods • Kevin Wayne Yokum • Donald McArthur Young • Edmond Young • Lisa L. Young