Hometown: Beijing, China
Occupation: Retired chemist
Location: Passenger, American Flight 77, Pentagon
“My father started Chinese painting about five years ago. Most of his paintings depict peaceful scenes, accompanied by small living creatures. These features capture my father: quiet, peaceful, but full of vitality." -- Rui Zheng, daughter
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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