Tri-State Victims Remembered

The attacks devastated thousands of Americans across the nation, including families of 10 victims with close ties to the Tri-State.
Wendy Faulkner , a 47-year-old vice president of Aon Corporation, lived in Mason with her husband and two daughters. She went to a meeting on the 104th floor of the south World Trade Center tower on September 11. At 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, New Yorkers read her name from Ground Zero.

Brian Williams worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, the firm that lost hundreds of employees, on the 101st floor of Tower One. He graduated in 1990 from Covington Catholic High School.

Robert Peraza also worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor. His parents, Suzanne and Robert Sr., live in Mason.

Kelly Booms graduated from Miami University in 1999. The 24-year-old Blue Ash resident sat as a passenger on the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center. The University has since established a scholarship in her memory.

John Jenkins , a 44-year-old native of Erlanger, also bought a ticket on American Airlines Flight 11.

Cathy Salter , formerly of Mt. Lookout, worked for Aon on the 92nd floor in the second tower of the World Trade Center. The 37-year-old graduated from University of Cincinnati in 1986.

Doug Cherry , a 38-year-old insurance broker on the 91st floor of tower two, grew up in Terrace Park.

Michael Lynch paid the ultimate sacrifice as a firefighter for New York City. Witnesses saw the hero whose sister resides in Fairfield, heading into the second tower right before the collapse.

Martha Reszke worked as a civilian budget analyst for the United States Army at the Pentagon. Her aunt and sister-in-law live in Liberty Township.

Michael Gould traded stock for Cantor Fitzgerald. The 29-year-old man's brother works for Cincinnati's Procter and Gamble.

September 11 memorials will also include the 41 brave soldiers who have died fighting under Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and targeted countries.

Nathan Chapman became the first American to succumb to enemy fire. The 31-year-old left behind a wife and two children in Centerville.

Chief Warrant Officer Jody Egnor, a 32-year-old graduate of Lakota High School, and Captain Bartt Owens of Franklin perished in a helicopter crash in the Philippines.