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Gerald Hardacre
United Airlines Flight 175

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Alex Galicia

I am a United airport supervisor who was meeting with 9/11 families at LAX as they transited to and from the disaster sites during the week following 9/11.
Your sister handed me your memory card as I sat with her and her husband at the United First Class lounge at LAX. I had mentioned that I was an Army National Guard Officer. She suggested I take your card with me if I were deployed.
Your card wound up in my front breast pocket during Operational Noble Eagle (Airport Security) and then throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom (during my 465 day tour in Kuwait and Iraq).
I still have your memory card. I carry it in my ID card holder.
I never knew you but somehow I feel a connection to you because you represent the other countless people whom I never knew but who lost their lives on that fateful day.
Your memory enabled me to draw strength during my long days and nights in the Iraqi desert.
In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, May you rest in peace!