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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 070-02
April 10, 2002

Secretary Rumsfeld Greets Father Who Lost Only Son In Pentagon Attack

There will be a photo opportunity today at 3:15 p.m. EDT with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Michael Flocco, who lost his only son in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Rumsfeld and Flocco will be joined by the Delaware congressional delegation in the newly renovated section of the Pentagon near the attack site.

Flocco, a life-long sheet metal worker in Delaware, requested a transfer through his local union and is now working on the reconstruction of the Pentagon.

Media desiring to cover this photo session only must be at the Pentagon's wedge one Help Desk no later than 2:45 p.m. EDT. The point of contact for this event is Rachel Decker, (703) 693-0746.

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