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20 More Marylanders Listed As Missing From Pentagon

By Nora Achrati
Capital News Service
Friday, Sept. 14, 2001

ANNAPOLIS - Twenty more Maryland residents are among the 84 people
added Friday to the joyless list of those missing from the Pentagon after
hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 catastrophically hit the northwest
side of the building Tuesday morning.

Teresa Russell, of Oxon Hill, was on the phone with her daughter when
they heard about the crash on the radio.

"She started crying : 'Oh my God. Oh my God. My daddy works at the 
Pentagon!'" said Russell. "We thought it was Armageddon."

Russell's husband, Robert Russell, was a civilian budget analyst working in the
wing of the Pentagon directly beneath where the plane hit. "In my wildest dreams I never thought he would be involved in the fire, because, you know, the Pentagon is so huge," Teresa Russell said.

Since the disaster, Russell said she and her family have received calls from as far away as Belgium and Germany asking about Robert. "Everybody knew him and loved him," she said.

Robert Russell, 52, was a leader in his Pentagon office, where he'd been for five years, his wife said. He had retired from the Army in the early '90s.

The Russells celebrated their 30th anniversary last April. They have three children, the youngest 14.

Also listed as missing by the Army: Samantha Allen, 36, of Hillside; Master Sgt. Max Beilke, 69, of Laurel; Carrie Blagburn, 48, of Temple Hills; Angelene Carter, 51, of Forestville; Sharon Carver, 38; Ada Davis, 57, of Camp Springs; Cortz Ghee, 54, of Reisterstown; Ron Golinski, 60, of Columbia; Sheila Hein, 51, of University Park; Jimmie Holley, 54, of Lanham; Odessa Morris, 54, of Upper Marlboro; Ted Moy, 48, of Silver Spring; Cecelia Richard, 41, of Fort Washington; Chief Warrant Officer, 4th Class, William Ruth, 57; Pat Statz, 41, of Takoma Park; Willie Troy, 51, of Aberdeen Proving Ground; and Lisa Young, 36, of Germantown.

Sandra Foster, 41, of Clinton and Shelley Marshall, of Marbury, were 
listed as missing on other defense agency lists.

The Pentagon estimates 126 people are unaccounted for in all and 190
dead as a result of Tuesday's crash.

Thursday, the Navy released a list of missing that included six Marylanders: Kris Romeo Bishundat, 24, of Waldorf; Lt. j.g. Darin Howard Pontell, 26, of Columbia; Angela Houtz, 27, of La Plata; Julian Cooper, 39, of Springdale; Jerry Moran, 39, of Upper Marlboro; and Marvin Woods, 58, of Great Mills.

 

Copyright 2001 University of Maryland College of Journalism


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