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Arlington National Cemetery, Oct. 18, 2001 — Each an individual, each with hopes and promise, endowed with widening circles of love and acquaintanceship, those who died at their duty stations at the Pentagon Sept. 11 are each woven into the fabric of national memory.
For the many whose military service entitled them to burial here, the excruciating pain of their loss is tempered by becoming part of a long tradition of honor and respect. To the extent humanly possible, those conducting their services offer what balm they can, and beseech the mysteries of faith for the grace of divine love and sustenance.
A Saturday past, October 6, the day before the beginning of the military phase of the war against terrorism, an officer with as high a rank as any who have died for their country was buried near some of the nation's most revered military leaders. Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude, 53, the deputy chief of staff for personnel since August 2000 had given 34 years to his country.
September 11, along with 125 others at the Pentagon, he gave his life. At his funeral, the thanks of a grateful nation was given, along with a folded flag, to his widow, Teresa Campbell Maude. Flanked by mourners, his mother, Dolores Maude, and daughters Kathi and Karen, received like ministry.
Maude, who joins World War II's Lieutenant General Simon Buckner and Lieutenant General Lesley J. McNair as the highest ranking American officers to die in action, received the Distinguished Service Medal and the Purple Heart at the funeral.
Credited as the man most responsible for the Army's “personnel transformation” campaign and an increased level of success in Army recruiting efforts, Maude's customary introductory line was always, “I'm Tim Maude and I'm a U.S. Army soldier.”
The funerals continue at Arlington — full honors and standard funerals, in-ground burials, and interments, men and women, military and civilian, Navy and Army, but also Marine Corps and Air Force. Through Wednesday (Oct. 17) there have been 40.
Deborah A. Ramsaur, 45, Annandale, Va. A familiar face in the executive suite of the deputy chief of staff for personnel, Ramsaur was secretary to Maude. Ramsaur had served as Maude's secretary when he was assistant DCSPER in 1999-2000, and again became his secretary when Muriel Roberts, long-time DCSPER secretary, retired last summer. She lived in Annandale with her husband, John, daughter, Ann, and son,
Staff Sergeant Maudlyn A. White, 38, Christianstead, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. An Adjutant General's Corps soldier, White was assigned to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs. She lived in Lorton, Virginia, with her daughter, Meilka.
Commander Patrick Dunn, 39, Fords, N.J. Dunn graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in
1985. A surface warfare officer, his duty stations included the amphibious ship Inchon,
frigate Montgomery, carrier Theodore Roosevelt and other. Served in the Office of the
Chief of Naval Operations from 1997 until 1999, then again starting in January 2001.
Lieutenant Comander Otis Vincent Tolbert, 38, Lemoore, Calif. Commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1989, Tolbert served aboard combat stores ship Niagara Falls, at
the Navy Marine Corps Readiness Center, San Diego, Calif., carrier Constellation and at
Joint Intelligence Command Center, MacDill Air Force Base. He was assigned to the
Office of Naval Intelligence in Suitland, Md., in April 2000.
Marjorie C. Salamone, 53, Springfield, Va. Salamone worked as a budget analyst in
Resource Services (Washington), Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary
of the Army. She lived in Springfield with her husband, Bernard.
Lieutenant Commander David Lucian Williams, 32, Newport, Oregon. Williams earned his commission
through the NROTC, Virginia Military Institute, in 1994. A surface warfare officer, heserved aboard the amphibious ships Gunston Hall, Whidbey Island and Nashville. He reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in August 2000.
Major Ronald D. Milam, 33, Muskogee, Okla. An air defense officer, Milam was assigned to Military District of Washington Special Activities at Fort Myer, Virginia. He lived in Brandywine, Maryland, with his wife, Jacqueline, and son, Myejoi.
Specialist Craig Amundson, 28, Anamosa, Iowa. An illustrator with the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Amundson's primary duties were to prepare briefing charts and graphic materials for the chief of personnel and other senior officials in ODCSPER. Amundson lived with his wife, Amber, son, Eliot, and daughter, Charlotte, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Lieuteanant Commander Ronald James Vauk, 37, Nampa, Idaho. Vauk, who attended the U.S. Naval
Academy and spent five years in the Navy before joining the reserves, works at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in research. He has a 3-year-old son, and his wife is pregnant with their second child.
Lieutenant Colonel Canfield D. Boone, 54, Milan, Indiana. A strategic planner for the chief of personnel,
Boone attended Butler University. He began his military career through the ROTC in Charleston, Illinois. He transferred to the Pentagon in 1991 and returned there recently to work in personnel. He was living in Sterling, Va., with his wife, Linda, and sons, Andy and Jason. Another son, Christopher, lives in Indianapolis.
Lieutenant Colonel Dennis M. Johnson, 48, Port Edwards, Wis. A personnel systems management
specialist, Johnson was chief of ODCSPER's management support office. He lived in Burke, Virginia, with his wife, Joyce, and daughters, Dawn and Cassandra.
Commander Dan Frederic Shanower, 40, Naperville, Illinois. Commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1989, Shanower has served with the Electronic Attack Squadron 136, Task Unit 168.1.2 Subic Bay, Philippines, Joint Intelligence Center, Pacific and Third Fleet. He's been assigned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations since June 1999.
Sandra L. White, 44, Dumfries, Virginia. White worked as a budget analyst in Resources Services (Washington), Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. She lived in Dumfries with her husband, Oscar.
Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude, 53, Indianapolis, Indiana. The deputy chief of staff for personnel,
Maude was hosting a meeting on retirement issues in the ODCSPER executive suite at the time of the attack. Maude, commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1967, has served at the Pentagon for the past three years, first as director of military personnel management, then as the assistant chief of personnel, and as DCSPER since August 2000. Maude lived in Army Staff quarters at Fort Myer with his wife,
Commander Robert Allan Schlegel, 38, Gray, Maine. Commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1986, Schlegel served aboard the tank landing ship Spartanburg County, cruiser Harry E. Yarnell, destroyers Scott and Arthur D. Radford, and with Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. He reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in September 2000.
Major Stephen V. Long, 39, Clayton, Ind. A member of the Total Army Personnel Command's general staff secretariat, Long was attending a biweekly meeting in the ODCSPER executive conference room at the time of the attack. He lived in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife, Tina, and stepsons, James and Tryon.
Chief Information Systems Technician Gregg Harold Smallwood, 44, Overland Park, Kansas. Smallwood enlisted in Pittsburgh in 1976, and he's served aboard the destroyers, Henry B. Wilson and Harry W. Hill, frigate Reasoner and at Naval Computer Telecommunications Station, San Diego. He reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in July 1998.
Rosa Maria “Rosemary” Chapa, 63, Springfield, Virginia. Chapa was a few months away from retirement from the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Lieutenant Michael Scott Lamana, 31, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Commissioned through the NROTC, Southern University and A&M College, in 1992, Lamana served with Patrol Squadron 9 before being assigned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations in February 1999.
Sandra N. Foster, 41, Clinton, Maryland. She was with the Defense Intelligence Agency for more than 24 years.
Sergeant Major Lacey B. Ivory, 43, Kansas City, Missouri. A personnel services specialist, Ivory was assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Ivory was attending a meeting in Lt. Gen. Maude's office at the time of the attack. He lived in Woodbridge, Virginia, with his wife, Rashida.
Electronics Technician Second Class Brian Anthony Moss, 34, Sperry, Oklahoma. Moss had been stationed at Bolling Air Force Base for three years, primarily assigned to train the ceremonial guard at Arlington National Cemetery. This year, he was transferred to the Pentagon as an electronics technician. Moss enlisted in the Navy in March 1990, and by fall he was stationed in Adak, Alaska, where he met his future wife, Mary Lou. They have two children, Ashton and Connor.
Lieutenant Colonel David M. Scales, 45, Cleveland, Ohio. An active guard and reserve officer, Scales was assigned to the officer division of ODCSER, where he worked as a personnel policy integrator, specializing in full-time support programs for the Army Reserve. Coworkers describe him as a brilliant planner who contributed to recent manpower increases for the Full-Time Support Program, and higher grade authorizations for the Active Guard and Reserve program, both major priorities for the chief of the Army
Reserve. Scales' wife, Patricia, and son, Ashton, live in Arizona.
Mari-Rae Sopper, 35, Washington, D.C. Sopper was aboard flight 77 en route to a new career as a women's gymnastics coach at the University of California at Santa Barbara. The outstanding senior gymnast in high school in Illinois in 1988, Sopper had become an attorney with the firm of Schmeltzer, Aptaker & Shepard, P.C.
Gerald P. Moran, 39, Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Moran was a Navy contract worker for BAE Systems.
Meta L. Waller, 60, Alexandria, Virginia. Waller worked as a supervisory program manager in the headquarters support services activity, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. She is survived by her mother, Harriet, sister, Carol, and brother, Solomon.
Major Kip P. Taylor, 38, Marquette, Michigan. A personnel systems management officer, Taylor was special assistant and speechwriter for Lieutenan. General Maude. Before being assigned to his last position, Taylor was a policy integrator for officer promotions, and previous to that was executive officer to Maude when he served as director of military personnel management. Taylor lived in McLean, Virginia, with his wife, Nancy, and 2-year-old daughter.
Amelia V. Fields, 36, Dumfries, Virginia. Fields was a newly employed secretary with Resource Services (Washington), Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. She lived in Dumfries with her husband, William.
Robert Russell, 52, Oxen Hill, Maryland. Russell worked as a supervisory budget analyst in Resource Services (Washington), Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. He lived in Oxon Hill with his wife, Teresa, and children, Cydne, Valerie and Robert.
Major Wallace “Cole” Hogan Jr., 40, Florida. A Special Forces officer, Hogan was assigned to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans. His home of record was Macon, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Air Force Major Patricia Hogan.
Michael L. Selves, 54, Fairfax, Virginia. Selves worked as director of the Information Management Support Center, Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. He is survived by his wife, Gaile, of Pendleton, Oregon.
Julian Cooper, 39, Springdale, Maryland. Cooper was a Navy contract worker for Northrup Grumman.
Captain Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, 57, Elgin, Nebraska. Commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1972, Getzfred served with numerous patrol squadrons. He participated in the Personnel Exchange Program, England, and he served at Joint Staff, Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Navy Operations in September 1997.
Carolyn B. Halmon, 49, Washington, D.C. Halmon worked as a budget analyst in Resource Services (Washington), Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. She lived in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Herman.
Major Dwayne Williams, 40, Piedmont, Alabama. An Adjutant General's Corps officer, Williams worked in the officer division of ODCSPER. He lived in Lorton, Virginia, with his wife, Tammy, daughter, Kelsie, and son, Shelby.
Patricia E. “Patti” Mickley, Springfield, Virginia. Mickley worked for the Department of Defense. A devoted mother and wife, she took great pleasure in chaperoning her daughter's day-care field trips.
Major Clifford L. Patterson, 33, Alexandria, Virginia. A comptroller, Patterson was assigned to the Resource Services Center of the Army Secretariat. He lived in Alexandria with his wife, Tamatha, and sons, Clifford and Benjamin.
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) Robert J. Hymel, 55, Woodbridge, Virginia. A retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and Purple Heart recipient for being shot down over Vietnam, he worked in the Pentagon as a civilian management analyst.
Karl W. Teepe, 57, Centreville, Virginia. Teepe worked as a Defense Intelligence Agency Budget analyst.
Charles E. Sabin, Burke, Virginia. Burke worked for the Department of Defense.
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