Remembering Charles County's Losses

September 11, 2015

Our hearts are heavy as we remember Charles County's losses in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.


Angela Houtz, 27, of La Plata – a senior analyst, Office of Naval Intelligence at the Pentagon. Ms. Houtz was extremely active in her church and involved in many programs with special attention to feeding the homeless. She was dedicated to her family and friends, loved her country and her job, and was considered a “shipmate” by her Navy co-workers.


Shelley A. Marshall, 37 of Marbury – a Defense Intelligence Agency budget analyst at the Pentagon. She and her husband, Donn, had a happy seven-year marriage and two young children, Drake, 3, and Chandler, 1 ½. She was passionate about life, work and her family. She was a kind person and a devoted mother who read to her children every night after a long day at work.


Kris Romeo Bishundat, 23, of Waldorf – information systems technician second class, U.S. Navy, assigned to the Pentagon. His zeal for education, zest for life, and love of his family and friends will forever grace the many lives that he has touched. Kris Romeo Bishundat is survived by father, Bhola; mother, Basmattie; and sisters, Danita and Devita.


Donna Bowen, 42, of Waldorf – a civilian employee of Verizon Communications at the Pentagon. Mrs. Bowen had opted for an early schedule, starting at 5 a.m., so she could be home after school for her children: Alexandra, 10; Eugene Jr., 8; and Anastasia, 6. She also was a stepmother to Courtney, 19, and Erika, 21. “She devoted all her efforts in the mornings to her work and all her efforts in the evenings to her children,” recounts her husband, Eugene Bowen, Sr.


Sharon Carver, 38, of Waldorf – a civilian Staff Accountant with the U.S. Army at the Pentagon. Ms. Carver cherished her family, her nephew said. She spent her final vacation with five of her siblings. She lived with a brother and a sister in her Waldorf home. And though she wasn't married and had no children, she treated her nieces and nephews as if they were her own.


John D. Yamnicky, 71, of Waldorf – a retired Navy captain who was a passenger on the American Airlines flight that hit the Pentagon. His salient characteristics were his humility and lack of self. He turned down a major command so that he could be a father during the development stage of his four children, John David, Lorraine, Mark and Jennifer, and to help his wife, Jann, after so many years of combat and non-combat sea duty. A devout Roman Catholic, Mr. Yamnicky rose to the highest degree of the Knights of Columbus Order.


God bless the souls of all who perished, and send His comfort to their families and loved ones.




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