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 Richard Guadagno

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Richard Guadagno

  • Birth 26 Sep 1962
  • Death 11 Sep 2001 Shanksville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Cenotaph Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot M-NE
  • Memorial ID 30281467

"Richard Guadagno worked as a federal employee for 17 years, the last year and a half in Humboldt County, where he worked, tirelessly by all accounts, to build a refuge headquarters that now bears his name. Co-workers, friends and family remembered him as someone who lived by his principles, was passionate about his work and enthusiastic.

He was flying back to the West Coast after a two-week vacation visiting family in New Jersey and Vermont when terrorists, under the direction of bin Laden, hijacked his flight.

But unlike hijacked planes flown into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Richard Guadagno's flight came down in a field in Shanksville, Pa., killing everyone on board. Those who knew him insist Richard Guadagno was one of the passengers who fought back against the terrorists, causing the plane to crash in that field instead of its intended target, which some believe was the White House."

"Rich died a hero on Flight 93, one of many who prevented further tragedy at the cost of their own lives," said Steve Thompson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's California Operations manager, at the time.

-Thadeus Greenson - 2011 Times-Standard

He is also listed on the Flight 93 National Memorial here

Family Members



Beloved Son and Brother, Protector of the Environment, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Defender of Freedom, United Flight #93, September 11, 2001

  • Created by: Leigh Miller
  • Added: 3 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30281467
  • Georgia-CA
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Guadagno (26 Sep 1962–11 Sep 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30281467, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Leigh Miller (contributor 46928112) .