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Thomas Edward "Tom" Burnett, Jr
Birth: May 29, 1963
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2001
Shanksville
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA

United Flight 93 Passenger, Hero. A former high school quarterback, he was an alumnus of the University of Minnesota. He was the senior vice president and chief operating officer of Thoratec Corporation, a medical research company. He and his wife Deena, married in April, 1992, were the parents of three girls. On September 11, 2001, he was flying home from a business meeting when terrorists took control of the plane, presumably with the intent of crashing it into a target in Washington, D.C. Burnett used his cell phone to call his wife four times. During their conversations he told her of the happenings on board the plane and she told him of the attacks on the World Trade Center. His last call to his wife ended with Burnett saying, "We're going to do something. I've got to go." (bio by: Melanie) 
 
Burial:
Fort Snelling National Cemetery
Minneapolis
Hennepin County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: SECTION 7 SITE 23
 
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Originally Created by: William Barritt
Record added: Sep 25, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5800407
Thomas Edward Tom Burnett, Jr
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Thomas Edward Tom Burnett, Jr
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Thomas Edward Tom Burnett, Jr
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Added by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
 
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- MFPS
 Added: Sep. 11, 2014
Rest in heavenly peace, Mr. Burnett. You're a hero who will never be forgotten.
- sjm
 Added: Sep. 11, 2014
God bless you on your Angel Day. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Sep. 11, 2014
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