Today is the anniversary of the the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Back on 9/11/2009, we posted a blog remembering the Asian American victims from that day. We’ve reposted all the names below in remembrance, but click here to read the original blog and learn more about heroes like flight attendant Betty Ong who was on one of the hijacked planes and communicated what was happening to ground control and architect Minoru Yamasaki who designed the World Trade Center as “a monument to work peace”.
184 of the victims (6.7 percent) of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil were people of Asian descent:
Alok Agarwal, Mukul Agarwala, Shabir Ahmed, Grace Alegre-Cua, Ceasar A. Alviar, Tariq Amanullah, Kazuhiro Amai, Sien Nya Ang, Seina “David” Aoyama, Michael S. Baksh, Renee Barrett-Arjume, Marlyn C. Bautista, Anil T. Bharvaney, Bella Bhukhan, Cecile M. Caguicla, Swarna Chalasani, Mandy Chang, Alexander H. Chiang, Robert Chin, “Eddie” Wing Wai Ching, Kyung Casey Cho, Abul K. Chowdhury, Mohammed Salahuddin Chowdhury, Pamela Chu, Wai-Ching Chung, Annette Andrea Dataran, Simon Saleman Ali Kassanali Dhanani, Doris Suk-Yuen Eng, Syed Abdul Fatha, Chih Min “Dennis” Foo, Ronald Gamboa, Kum-Kun Girolamo, Kiran Reddy Gopu, Yuji Gouya Ramon Grijalvo, Liming Michael Gu, Yan Z. “Cindy” Guam, Nezan A. Hafiz, Mohammed Salman Hamdani, Frederic Kim Han, Eric Samadikan Hartono, Nobuhiro Hayatsu, Katsuyuki Hirai, Heather Malia Ho, Susan Huie, Taizo Ishikawa, Kazushige Ito, Ricknauth Jaggernauth, Yudh V. Jain, Prem N. Jerath, Hwerdar Jian, Shashi Kiran Kadaba, Joon Koo Kang, Hideya Kawauchi, Sarah Khan, Taimour Firaz Khan, Rajesh Khandelwar, Bhowanie Devi Khemaraj, Sei-Lai Khoo, Satoshi Kikuchihara, Andrew Jay-Hoon Kim, Lawrence Don Kim, Sue Kim-Hanson, Takashi Kinoshita, Bon-Seok Ko, Toshiya Kuge, Shekhar Kumar, Frederick Koo Jr., Nauka Kushitani, Kui “Rapod” Fai Kwoh, Amarnauth Lachman, Ganesh Ladhat, Neil K. Lai, Vinod Lakham, Chow Kwan Lan, Dong Lee, David S. Lee, Hyun-Joo Paul Lee, Linda C. Lee, Myung-Woo Lee, Richard Yun Choo Lee, Soo-Jin Stuart Lee, Yang Der Lee, Ye Wei Liang, Orasri Liangthanasam, Arnold A. Lim, Darya Lin, Wei Rong Lin, Ming-Hao Liu, Manuel L. Lopez, Stuart Louis, William Lum Jr., Takashi Makimoto, Bernard Mascarenhas, Joseph Mathai, Alok Kumar Mehta, Nurul Huq Miah, Shakila Yasmin Miah, Rajesh Mirpuri, Krishna Moorthy, Sanae Mori, Takuya Nakamura, Manika Narula, Narender Nath, Nancy Yuen Ngo, Soichi Nimata, Takashi Ogawa, Toshihiro Onda, Betty Ann Ong, Masaru Ose, Michael Chung Ow, Spc. Chi Sun Pak, Deepa K. Pakkala, Vinod K. Parakat, Nitin Parandkar, Vijayashanher Parasmothy, Haidai Casey Parbhu, Gye-Hyong Park, Hasmukh Chuckula Parmar, Avnish Ramanbhai Patel, Dipti Patel, Manish K. Patel, Carl Allen Peralta, Tu-Ahn Pham, Hermanth Puttur, Ehtesham V. Raja, Vaksa Raju, Vishnov Ramsaroop, Deborah Ramsaur, Srinivas Shreyas Ranganath, Amenia Rasool, Christina Sunga Ryooh, Rahma Salie, Rema Sam-Dimnoo, Maria Theresa Santillan, Kalayan K. Sarkar, Deepika K. Sattahiri, Jayesh Shah, Khalid M. Shahid, Mohammed Shajahan, Shiv Shankar, Neil S. Shastri, Atsushi Shiratori, See-Wong Shum, Masima Hameed Simjee, Khamladai K. Singh, Roshan R. Singh, Astrid Sohan, Sushil Solanki, Daniel W. Song, Saranya Srinuam, Yoichi Sugiyama, Marc David Sullius, Larry Sumaya, Keiichiro Takahashi, Keiji Takahashi, Robert R. Talhami, Maurita Tam, Hector Tamayo, Kenichiro Tanaka, Yeshwant M. Tembe, Goumatie T. Thakurdeen, Haishad Sham Thatte, Mary Ellen Tiesi, Zhanetta Tsoy, Ching Ping Tung, Anil Shivhari Umarkai, Pendyala Vamsikrishna, Gopalakrishnan Varadhan, Samhara S. Velamuri, Ching Hui Wang, Wei Bin Wang, Ssu-Hui Vanessa Wen, Cynthia Motus Wilson, Jennifer Y. Wong, Jenny Seu Keung Low Wong, Siu Cheng Wong, Yin Ping Wong, Yuk Ping Wong, Jupiter Yambem, Suresh Yanamada, Elkin Yuen, Zhe Zack Zeng, Jie Yao Justin Zhao, Ahmed Jahan Zia