Karen Ann Kincaid
Hometown: Washington, D.C., USA
Occupation: Lawyer, Wiley Rein & Fielding (Washington)
Location: Passenger, American Flight 77, Pentagon
"Karen grew up in a big old house in Iowa, and she brought these home with her after her mother died. Even after we moved to Washington, she always kept part of her Iowa connection with her. She liked collecting figurines when we�d go on our trips. She loved the country, and she loved cats. We have two cats now." --Peter Batacan, husband
Karen A. Kincaid, a passenger on the 757 that crashed into the Pentagon, was a partner in the communications practice of the K Street law firm of Wiley Rein & Fielding.
Kincaid, 40, was born in Waverly, Iowa. She graduated from Central College in Pella, Iowa, and, in 1986, Drake University Law School in Des Moines. She clerked for the chief judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals and then for a judge of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
She went on to serve four years as a senior lawyer and adviser in the private radio bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. She lived in Rockville and, later, Northwest Washington.
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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