CINCINNATI -- Thousands lost their lives in what is remembered as one of the deadliest, most devastating terrorist attacks in American history. A number of people who had ties to the Tri-State were among the victims.
Wendy Faulkner, 47 years old – Faulkner was on the 104th floor of the South Tower at the World Trade Center for a business meeting when the second hijacked plane crashed into the building. She lived in Mason with her husband and two daughters.
Robert David Peraza, 30 years old – Peraza lived in New York City, and he was a bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. He lived in the Loveland and Mason areas in the late 1990s, and his parents live in Mason, Ohio.
Kelly Ann Booms, 24 years old – Booms lived in Brookline, Massachusetts. She was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11 on 9/11. She grew up in Blue Ash, graduated from Miami University and worked as an accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Michael Gould, 29 years old – Gould was a securities trader for Cantor Fitzgerald. He was working in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11. His family lives in Cincinnati.
Brian P. Williams, 29 years old – Williams was an Edgewood, Kentucky, native, and he graduated from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky. He lived in New York, and he was a broker for Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower of the World Trade Center.
Doug M. Cherry, 38 years old – Cherry lived in Maplewood, New Jersey. He was vice president of the professional services group for Aon Insurance Group in the South Tower of the World Trade Center. He grew up in Terrace Park, Ohio.
Catherine Salter, 37 years old – Salter was a University of Cincinnati graduate and a claims manager at Aon Insurance Group in Cincinnati before transferring to the company’s New York office in the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
John Jenkins, 45 years old – Jenkins was a corporate services manager for Charles River Associates. He was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11, and he had lived in Erlanger, Kentucky.
David M. Scales, 44 years old – Scales was a graduate of Boone County High School and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. The Cleveland native was a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel working in the Pentagon.
Martha Reszke, 56 years old – Reszke was a civilian employee of the Army budget office and a passenger on Flight 77. Her family lives in Liberty Township, Ohio.
Michael Francis Lynch, 30 years old – Lynch lived in New Hyde Park, New York. He was a firefighter at Ladder 4 in Midtown Manhattan helping at the World Trade Center. His family lives in Mason and Blue Ash, Ohio.