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Release No: 423-01
September 13, 2001


The Department of Defense announced today a partial list of names of the approximately 126 persons who remain unaccounted for in the wake of Tuesday's attack on the Pentagon.


  • Yeoman Second Class Melissa Rose Barnes, 27, Redlands, Calif.
  • Information Systems Technician Second Class Kris Romeo Bishundat, 23, Waldorf, Md.
  • Electronics Technician Third Class Christopher Lee Burford, 23, Hubert, N.C.
  • Electronics Technician Third Class Daniel Martin Caballero, 21, Houston, Texas
  • Lt. Eric Allen Cranford, 32, Drexel, N.C.
  • Capt. Gerald Francis Deconto, 44, Sandwich, Mass.
  • Information Systems Technician First Class Johnnie Doctor Jr., 32, Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Cmdr. Robert Edward Dolan, 43, Florham Park, N.J.
  • Cmdr. William Howard Donovan Jr., 37, Nunda, N.Y.
  • Cmdr. Patrick Dunn, 39, Fords, N.J.
  • Aerographer's Mate First Class Edward Thomas Earhart, 26, Salt Lick, Ky.
  • Lt. Cmdr. Robert Randolph Elseth, 37, Vestal, N.Y.
  • Storekeeper Third Class Jamie Lynn Fallon, 23, Woodbridge, Va.
  • Aerographer's Mate Second Class Matthew Michael Flocco, 21, Newark, Del.
  • Capt. Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, 57, Elgin, Neb.
  • Electronics Technician First Class Ronald John Hemenway, 37, Kansas City, Kan.
  • Lt. Michael Scott Lamana, 31, Baton Rouge, La.
  • Operations Specialist Second Class Nehamon Lyons IV, 30, Mobile, Ala.
  • Electronics Technician Second Class Brian Anthony Moss, 34, Sperry, Okla.
  • Lt. Cmdr. Patrick Jude Murphy, 38, Flossmoor, Ill.
  • Illustrator/Draftsman Second Class Michael Allen Noeth, 30, Jackson Heights, N.Y.
  • Lt. Jonas Martin Panik, 26, Mingoville, Pa.
  • Lt. j.g. Darin Howard Pontell, 26, Columbia, Md.
  • Aviation Warfare Systems Operator First Class Joseph John Pycior Jr., 39, Carlstadt, N.J.
  • Information Systems Technician First Class Marsha Dianah Ratchford, 34, Prichard, Ala.
  • Cmdr. Robert Allan Schlegel, 38, Gray, Maine
  • Cmdr. Dan Frederic Shanower, 40, Naperville, Ill.
  • Chief Information Systems Technician Gregg Harold Smallwood, 44, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Lt. Cmdr. Otis Vincent Tolbert, 38, Lemoore, Calif.
  • Lt. Cmdr. Ronald James Vauk, 37, Nampa, Idaho
  • Lt. Cmdr. David Lucian Williams, 32, Newport, Ore.
  • Information Systems Technician Second Class Kevin Wayne Yokum, 27, Lake Charles, La.
  • Chief Information Systems Technician Donald McArthur Young, 41, Roanoke, Va.


  • Ms. Angela Houtz, 27, La Plata, Md.
  • Mr. Brady Howell, 26, Arlington, Va.
  • Ms. Judith Jones, 53, Woodbridge, Va.
  • Mr. James Lynch, Manassas, Va.
  • Capt. Jack Punches, USN (Ret.), 51, Clifton, Va.
  • Mr. Marvin Woods, 58, Great Mills, MD


  • Mr. Julian Cooper, 39, Springdale, MD
  • Mr. Jerry Moran, 39, Upper Marlboro, MD
  • Mr. Khang Nguyen, Fairfax, VA

This list does not include those missing from the Army and Defense Agencies. Search and recovery operations continue. Additional names will be released once next of kin have been notified.

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