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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 420-01
September 13, 2001

DOD RELEASES INITIAL, PRELIMINARY ESTIMATE OF UNACCOUNTED

The Department of Defense announced today initial estimates indicate that approximately 126 persons remain unaccounted for in the wake of Tuesday's attack on the Pentagon.

Search and recovery efforts continue. Names of the missing will be released after next of kin have been notified. While the number is not expected to change significantly, this is only a preliminary, initial estimate, based on roster checks and other information.

These numbers do not include any of the passengers aboard American Airlines Flight #77.

Army:

  • 21 Military
  • 47 Army Civilians
  • 6 Contractors

Navy:

  • 33 Military
  • 9 Navy Civilians

Defense Agencies: 10

Total estimate: 126

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