Mark Kendall Bingham

Mark Kendall Bingham

Birth
Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Death 11 Sep 2001 (aged 31)
Shanksville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Saratoga, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Plot Block 78, Row D, Grave 37
Memorial ID 5800387 · View Source
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September 11th Terrorist Attack Victim. He was a passenger on United Airlines Flight 93 that was taken over by Al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001, and was one of the passengers who gained widespread acclaim for his part in thwarting the plane being flown into a target in Washington, DC. He had been a champion rugby player in college, and had helped the University of California at Berkeley team earn two national titles. Nicknamed "Bear Trap", he helped recruit and train members of San Francisco's first gay rugby team. He founded a public relations firm with offices in San Francisco, California and New York City, New York, and was returning home when his plane was hijacked by the terrorists. It is widely believed that Bingham and other passengers attacked the hijackers, having heard reports about the terrorist attacks in Washington, DC and New York. Before they acted, he called his mother from a phone and told her that "things didn't look good" and that he loved them all. The plane then crashed at 10:03 AM in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, far from what is believe it’s intended target. His remains were eventually recovered and interred in Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, California. His name can be found on Panel S-67 of the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan, New York City, New York, and on the on the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: William Barritt
  • Added: 25 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5800387
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mark Kendall Bingham (22 May 1970–11 Sep 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5800387, citing Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, Santa Clara County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .