Diane M. Hale-McKinzy
Hometown: Alexandria, Va., USA
Occupation: Civilian employee, U.S. Army
Location: Ground, Pentagon
"I proposed in 1993. We had been seeing each other for about a year, the typical dating. We met at church. It started out like a friendly relationship and I fell in love. We were married that same year, on July 4th. We thought it would be a great day to get married. A casualty officer brought me the ring. It was very dear to her." --Gary McKinzy, husband
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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