Gerald P. Moran
United States Navy Retired & Government Employee
Gerard P. "Jerry" Moran, 39, of Upper Marlboro, traveled the world as a combat photographer for the Navy between 1979 and 1984.
When American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Tuesday, Moran was working there as an engineering contractor for the Navy, doing video teleconferencing, as he has for the last three years. He was still listed yesterday as missing.
Moran, who was born in Baltimore, studied photojournalism at Oklahoma University after graduating from Scranton Technical High School in Pennsylvania. His wife of 18 years, Joyce A. Moran, is a retired Navy photographer.
Their two children -- Shannon, 16, and Dane, 14 -- are accomplished athletes whose teams their father has coached.
Family and friends describe Moran as a humorist and a humanitarian. When he was not coaching fast-pitch softball, baseball or power lifting, Moran's wife said, he could be found in the kitchen whipping up gourmet meals and experimenting with recipes from his many cookbooks. Some of his favorite ones are for coconut pork, chicken cordon bleu and prime rib.
He also enjoys relaxing at home with his family and trout fishing with brother Kevin.
Kevin Moran's daughter was in one of the World Trade Center towers when it was hit on Tuesday. She escaped before it collapsed.