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September 11 Memorial: Remembering the victims who died at the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania

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Chandler 'Chad' R. Keller

Age: 29

Hometown: El Segundo, Calif., USA

Occupation: Propulsion engineer, Boeing Co.

Location: Passenger, American Flight 77, Pentagon

"He was really an outdoors type of person, and, in Southern California, outdoors for him was the ocean. He started surfing when he was 13. It was his way of chilling out ... putting things in perspective and dealing with life's problems." --Kathy Keller, mother

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Source: The Washington Post, AP and washingtonpost.com

The profiles in this feature were written in the months following Sept. 11, 2001.

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A day after the 9/11 attacks a makeshift memorial was created on the Arlington Memorial Cemetery fence. Seven years later, the first 9/11 memorial is opening.

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