Category Archives: Families in the News

Widows accuse Pa. congressman of stalling air-safety law

Jennifer Fitch, Herald Mail Media CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Two widows of airline pilots who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks charge that a simple solution to increase flight safety is hinging on cooperation from Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania. The husbands of Ellen Saracini and Melodie Homer were flying United Flight 175 and […]

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Special dog unites 9/11 victim’s family, TSA agent

TSA agent David Wills and his explosive-sniffing dog Rriverso attend the annual Joe Riverso memorial at Stepinac High School. Photo Carucha L. Meuse, The Journal News

By Theresa Juva-Brown Saturday was a special day for the family and friends of Joseph Riverso, who died on September 11, 2001. Not only did they remember Riverso during a memorial football game at Stepinac High School, they met the Transportation Security Administration canine, “Riverso,” named in his honor and the dog’s caretaker, TSA […]

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Medal awarded to honor brother killed in 9/11 attack

Blue Mountain Eagle Gerry Iken of Prairie City has been honored with a replica Congressional Gold Medal, commemorating the loss of his brother, Michael Patrick Iken, in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The U.S. Mint recently prepared three original gold medals, one for each of the sites hit on Sept. 11, 2001 – The World Trade […]

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