Todd Beamer

Picture of Todd Beamer

Date of Birth: 11/24/1968

Age: 32

Place of Birth: Flint

The man who saved the White House

Todd Beamer (Todd Morgan Beamer) - one of United Airlines Flight 93 passengers of the flight, which, together with three other planes were hijacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001 year.

Todd Beamer was born November 24, 1968-the year in the city of Flint, Michigan (Flint, Michigan), and was the middle of three children and the only son of David and Peggy Beamer (David and Peggy Beamer). Todd was raised in a Christian tradition and from an early age went to a Christian school. After leaving school he studied at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois (Chicago, Illinois), and California State University Fresno (California State University, Fresno).

Parents, friends and colleagues remembered him as a kind and intelligent young man, ready to help at any time of the day or night. By the time of the tragedy, he worked in a managerial position in the company `Oracle` and lived in the vicinity of New Jersey (New Jersey) and his wife Lisa (Lisa) and two sons - David (David) and Drew (Drew). Over the six years on Sunday, he and his wife spent the Bible lessons for the parishioners in the local church.

On the morning of September 11, Todd was on board the captured four terrorists of the aircraft. During the capture of one of the 37 passengers (four of whom were terrorists) was killed and both drivers were injured. Soon the manager said about the terrorist attack in the World Trade Center (World Trade Center) and the Pentagon. Together with the other passengers, Todd was able to get to the cockpit, while others cleared the remaining passengers in the cabin of the aircraft terrorists. Todd also made a call to board the plane and reported that the plane had been hijacked, but now he, along with other passengers attempt to disarm them and to change course.

Thanks to the coordinated work, Todd, along with other passengers seized control of the aircraft. Understanding the criticality of the situation, they unanimously decided to send the plane into the ground to the terrorists could not implement his plan - to reach the White House. In just a few seconds before the collision with the ground, Todd turned to the rest of the passengers: `Are you ready? Then poehali`. These were his last words that I heard the dispatcher on the ground, and recorded on-board computer.

After investigation the name of Todd and the other passengers were placed on the monument to victims of the September 11 attacks of 2001. In the hometown of Todd in his honor was renamed the school, California State University at Fresno University Park was given its name - Todd Beamer Park. May 4, 2002, the year the post office in his hometown was dedicated to the memory of Todd Beamer; The order was signed by the president of America, George W. Bush (George W. Bush).

All flight passengers were awarded posthumously for bravery awards the Arthur Ashe (Arthur Ashe Courage Award).

Four months after the death on 9 January of 2002, Todd`s daughter, Kay Morgan (Morgan Kay).