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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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Yeneneh Betru

Age: 35

Hometown: Burbank, Calif., USA

Occupation: Director of medical affairs, IPC

Location: Passenger, American Flight 77, Pentagon

"My brother enjoyed riding horses, and he was a very accomplished vaquero [cattle herder]. He started riding at the Abbey School in Canon City, Colorado, as a sophomore and rode a school-owned horse named Santana, a beautiful and fast young Appaloosa mare, winning many gymkhana races and many ribbons and trophies. His former coach and counselor Brother David Downey, [Order of St. Benedict], said he and his horse were a winning combination because they liked and admired each other, resulting in a great team. He loved that horse. Yeneneh continued to have a passion for horses for the rest of his life." -- Sirak Betru, brother

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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