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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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Charles E. Sabin Sr.

Age: 54

Hometown: Burke, Va., USA

Occupation: Civilian employee, Defense Department

Location: Ground, Pentagon

"Chuck finally completed his gun collection. That was the hard part of the whole thing. He didn't have time to enjoy it and show it off. Everyone who knew Chuck knew how he took care of his special collection of guns and sabers. We would go to little towns all over the area and look for a Harpers Ferry or Springfield of a certain era that he didn't have. Family and friends who came to his house had to see the collection, and we all would go down to the gun room and hear the history of the new purchase. That truly was his hobby, his joy." Jean Coisman, partner

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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