DoD, Army Release Names of Missing Personnel
By Sgt. 1st Class Kathleen T. Rhem, USA
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2001 DoD and Army officials today released the names of 84 persons still unaccounted following the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. The two new lists complete the roll of 126 unaccounted for persons reported yesterday by department officials.
DoD officials today released the names of 10 persons from defense agencies who are still unaccounted for. At the same time, the Army released its list of 74 military and civilian personnel. The Navy released its list of 42 yesterday.
In all, 190 people are unaccounted for, including 64 passengers aboard the hijacked airliner that crashed into the Pentagon.
The defense agencies list is at www.defenselink.mil/releases/2001/b09142001_bt427-01.html. The Navy list is at www.defenselink.mil/releases/2001/b09132001_bt423-01.html.
"The entire Army family, indeed the entire nation grieves with all of us in this dark hour," Army Secretary Thomas White said in a Pentagon press briefing.
Eight soldiers and nine Army civilian employees are still in three area hospitals, Army officials said.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki said the tragedy was "was an attack against all that we embrace, the principals of peace, freedom and democracy."
But, he added, it will not beat our Army's spirit down. "Any attack against our people ... may stun temporarily, but the nation will prevail," he said.
Three Army agencies were in the area affected by the crash and fire: the offices of the deputy chiefs of staff for operations and personnel as well as some administrative support offices, White said.
Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude, the service's deputy chief of staff for personnel, is among those still unaccounted for.
Shinseki said these losses have caused the Army family "pain and anger." The pain, he said, is obvious. "The anger on our part is that this has happened to this great and wonderful country that has such high principals," he added.