As I try to do every year, I'm posting a brief tribute to Rich Guadagno, a Fish and Wildlife Service refuge manager (and enforcement agent) who died on United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001.
A New Jersey native, Guadagno was the only passenger who actually had been trained as a law enforcement agent, and was known for his fearlessness, as when he arrested a man who had been shooting up kiosks and signs at Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
Speculating about his role on Flight 93, Dave Paullin, his supervisor at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. said, "Richard would have been one of the ones to intervene."
Some more links
ESWR Sept 2001 issue, with story on Guadagno (see page 5)
Link to piece by Guadagno's girlfriend, Diqui LaPenta
Jacksonville father remembers son killed in 9/11 attacks (by Lewis Turner)
Condolences on legacy.com (will remain on site permanently)