Maryland's lost

Terrorism Strikes American

The Nation

September 18, 2001

Yesterday brought word of more Maryland residents killed or missing in Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Gerald P. Fisher

"Geep," as he was known since childhood - given his initials, G.P. - was in the fourth corridor of the Pentagon last Tuesday morning when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building.

Gerald P. Fisher, a human resources consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton, was 57.

He had worked for the firm for 14 years.

"He had several contracts at the Pentagon," said Alexis N. Radocaj, a family friend. "He'd be there a couple times a week."

Ms. Radocaj has postponed her wedding to Mr. Fisher's son, Jonathan.

Mr. Fisher enjoyed football games on the weekends, after spending the week on the road and working long hours, Ms. Radocaj said.

"He loved any kind of sport," Ms. Radocaj said. "He could show as much excitement for a neighbor's son's soccer game as the Super Bowl."

Mr. Fisher earned several degrees during his lifetime, including a doctorate in social work from the University of Pennsylvania.

He also taught at universities in Texas and Wisconsin during the 1970s and 1980s.

In the late 1960s, Mr. Fisher helped run a door-to-door bagel company called Marx and Hegel, Lox and Bagel, Ms. Radocaj said.

She described Mr. Fisher as "a child of the 1960s."

Born in New York, Mr. Fisher grew up in Los Angeles. He leaves his wife, Christine; his mother; his sister; a son and a daughter.

-Michael Scarcella

Scott Powell

Scott Powell, 35, of Silver Spring, died in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. He worked for BTG Inc. in Fairfax, Va., and provided technical support to the Army.

Last week his older brother, Shaun Powell, a sports columnist at Newsday, described him as a talented musician, a computer whiz, and his best friend.

When the plane hit: "[Scott] just couldn't run fast enough, or far enough, into my arms," Shaun Powell wrote.

- Jason Song

Edmond Young

Edmond Young, 22, is listed as missing and unaccounted for in last Tuesday's terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

Mr. Young is an employee of BTG Inc. in Fairfax, Va., and provides information technology support to Army staff. He lives in Owings, Charles County.

- Jason Song

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