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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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Lt. Col. Dennis M. Johnson

Age: 48

Hometown: Port Edwards, Wis., USA

Occupation: U.S. Army, U.S. Army

Location: Ground, Pentagon

"Dennis loved the Green Bay Packers and always rooted for them. You never interrupted him when they were playing, unless they were winning. He was the captain of his football team back in high school, and he played basketball in college. As you can see from the wear and tear on his Packer shirt, we always made it a point to go for a run, usually on weekends at Burke Lake Park. I'd ask him to wear a different shirt, but he just couldn't give it up. He also loved to read sci-fi and watch sci-fi movies and TV shows, especially 'Star Trek.' He was a quiet person with a dry sense of humor and a love for nature and the outdoors. A sparkle in his eyes would let you know he was up to something. He will forever be missed and loved." --Joyce Johnson, wife

Source: The Washington Post, AP and

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

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