17 years after 9/11, FBI honors agent who died of cancer linked to Flight 93 crash probe

FBI agent Laurie Fournier spent nearly two weeks at the field where United Flight 93 crashed after being hijacked during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, recovering remains and searching for evidence. She died of melanoma in 2009 at the age of 47. Now, 17 years after the attacks, her death has been linked to her work in Shanksville, reports Phil Fairbanks in the Buffalo News.

Fournier’s name was added to the FBI’s Wall of Honor in Washington D.C. last week, together with nine other FBI agents whose deaths have been attributed to 9/11-related illnesses.

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