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With questions about the War Memorial, email Angela Karl or call her at 919-684-6040.
Duke Alumni Association solemnly remembers alumni who perished during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and those who have given their lives in military service to the United States of America.
Victims of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
Six Duke alumni died during the attacks on New York and Washington: Michael Morgan Taylor '81, Frederick C. Rimmele III, M.D. '94, A. Todd Rancke '81, Christopher Todd Pitman '93, Peter Ortale '87, and J. Robinson "Rob" Lenoir '84. Duke planted a grove of six trees in their memory in Keohane Quadrangle, and on each anniversary since the attacks, Duke Alumni Association has laid a wreath to remember them.
Service members who died on active duty
Duke Alumni Association collects the names of alumni who have died in active duty while serving in the United States military to ensure that their names are inscribed on the War Memorial in Duke Chapel Memorial Quadrangle. In October 2009, we led a major effort to update the memorial, which was originally placed to honor Duke Alumni who died in World War II. The Alumni Association, Duke President Richard H. Brodhead and U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki A.M. ’76, dedicated a new plaque inscribed with these names of those who died while on active duty since World War II, including during the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the Iraq War.
Charles Gilbert Mason '64
Michael J. Griffin B.S.E. '79