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

Staff Sgt. Maudlyn A. White

Age: 38

Hometown: St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA

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

Location: Ground, Pentagon

Army Staff Sgt. Maudlyn White, 38, was born in St. Croix, lived in Arlington and had a 5-year-old daughter and four brothers and sisters. White's stepfather, Richard Irish, declined to talk to a Washington Post reporter. But in an interview with the Virgin Islands Daily News, he and White's friends described her as a quiet person who was independent. "She likes to do things her own way, and that's why she joined the Army," Irish said. -- Andrew DeMillo

Source: The Washington Post, AP and

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

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