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Monday, August 8, 2022


Sept. 26, 2001 — The territory’s only known victim in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the Pentagon, Army Staff Sgt. Maudlyn White, was buried Wednesday with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
White, 38, of St. Thomas, was among the 186 people killed when a hijacked passenger jet was crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11. Funeral services in the chapel at Fort Myers in Arlington, Va., were brief but well attended, Delegate Donna Christian Christensen said.
After the playing of taps and the military gun salute, the flag, the Purple Heart medal and a badge of meritorious service were presented to White’s 5-year-old daughter.
"It was a very sad day," Christensen said. "I conveyed the condolences of the entire Virgin Islands community to her family and friends. Sgt. White will be remembered as one of our country's heroes who lost their lives in the tragic terrorist attack."
The ceremony was attended by the Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Eric K. Shinseki, along with White’s mother, Priscilla Irish; close friend Master Sgt. Jerraine Wynter of St. Croix; daughter, siblings and other family members, co-workers and friends.

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