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

Christopher Lee Burford

Age: 23

Hometown: Hubert, N.C., USA

Occupation: Electronics technician third class, U.S. Navy

Location: Ground, Pentagon

Profile:

Christopher Lee Burford, of Hubert, N.C., joined the Navy shortly after finishing high school. The 23-year-old started his career at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill.

He then moved to the Fleet Training Center in Norfolk for a three-month stint before joining the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Telecommunications Center at the Pentagon in June 2000. Burford, a petty officer third class, was an electronics technician.

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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