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

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Eddie A. Dillard

Age: N/A

Hometown: Alexandria, Va., USA

Occupation: Retired marketing manager, Philip Morris

Location: Passenger, American Flight 77, Pentagon

"Eddie lived in San Francisco for 15 or 16 years. He loved the 49ers. He kept all the T-shirts from when they won Super Bowls, and even got to meet some of the team when he worked for Philip Morris. He did have his limits, though. He was never willing to sit in the rain to watch his team." --Rosemary Dillard, wife

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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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