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 Thomas Edward “Tom” Burnett, Jr

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Thomas Edward “Tom” Burnett, Jr

  • Birth 29 May 1963 Bloomington, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 11 Sep 2001 Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot SECTION 7 SITE 23
  • Memorial ID 5800407

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."

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  • Originally Created by: William Barritt
  • Added: 25 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5800407
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Edward “Tom” Burnett, Jr (29 May 1963–11 Sep 2001), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5800407, citing Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .