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In Tribute to Lt. Col. Karen Wagner
40 years old.   Residence: Houston, Texas
Died in Pentagon

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Hey girl,
Just went to a memorial service at your grave site, it was beautiful. Wendy Martinson and Dave Bitterman spoke beautifully about you, and the Chaplain did a great job. We all lit candles and thought about our wonderful memories of you. They even talked about the last time I saw you- at your promotion to LTC. Some of your family were present.
  Chris is in Iraq and I know he is thinking about you today too! Please keep him safe Karen. Know you are loved and sorely missed, and NEVER forgotten! Hugs, Bobbi

*** Posted by COL Bobbi Amaker on 2008-09-11 ***


Although it has been several years now, to me it seems only yesterday. The years have softened the hurt and pain, but I still miss you and can't wait until we reunite in heaven. You were/are the best sister in the world, and you are always in my heart. You have two little great nieces that adore you and are familiar with your memory. They take every opportunity to tell others about their phenomenal great auntie and her legacy. Love you big---hug Jesus for me.

*** Posted by Kim Wagner on 2008-08-04 ***


You were always a very special person in my life. I miss our talks and letters. You should see Mark now: he is all grown up and off in college; you would be very proud of him. He has grown up to be such a handsome, intelligent young man who happens to be the spitting image of you-know-who. I wish you were here with us now. We will Keep the Faith and keep you in our prayers forever.

Love ya,
Debbie and Markie

*** Posted by Debbie Spano Mahoney on 2008-03-18 ***

Having the same name as someone who was as wonderful as this lady is truly an honor.

Karen Wagner
Pearland, Texas

*** Posted by Karen Wagner on 2008-03-07 ***

LTC WAGNER was my BDE XO at Walter Reed, she was a mentor and a friend. Not a day goes by that I don't think of and miss you. If you were here with us I would have wanted you to be my daughter's Godmother. I know you are looking down on us from heaven smiling, Ma'am I want you to know that you are reason I am still in the Army. When I feel that I can't go on sometimes I hear you telling me "come on Jonesey they are just hating cuz your haircut is better than theirs". Ma'am I miss you so much, and I know your family does as well. We love you. Please wrap your wings around Cpt Stover while he is in Iraq and bring home safe he misses a lot as well we love you Ma'am.

*** Posted by Spc Aisha Jones on 2007-09-11 ***

I knew Karen from elementary school all the way through High School. We were both from Military families. We became fast friends. We ran track together at Kirby Jr. High. She played basketball, and there we both were star athletes in track and Field. We attended Judson High School together, where we still remained the closest of friends. I remember having so much fun at track practice. It was Karen, Karen Rankin, and myself and my sister Robin, all members of the relay team. I have recently been notified by my family, who stays in the area, that at Karen J. Wagner High there are several pictures of all of us together posted. Karen was very funny, a great friend to everyone. I was devastated when I heard she had died in the terrorist attack. I miss Karen, but she comes to me in my dreams. Even today I can't believe that she is gone. I hope she knows how much she is missed and loved.

June E. Medford(Clark)

*** Posted by June Medford (Clark) on 2006-11-19 ***

Although I didn't know her, I know that she was an awesome woman who treated everybody like they were her best friend. She was so dedicated about her job that she actually showed up early for her pentagon job. So to you, thank you for being the way you was and for being so loving and full of care.

*** Posted by Brittney Johnson on 2006-10-17 ***

Thinking of you often as I work in the Pentagon.

*** Posted by Medical Service Corps Peer on 2006-09-12 ***

wow she was a buetiful lady and had a lot of courage and for me to have had the chance to go the the high school that was named after has not only been a great experiance but also an honor I have much respect for our neighbor freind and soldier Karen J. Wagner...

*** Posted by kirstie corman on 2006-09-12 ***

I first made contact with Cpt Wagner when I first came into the Army in San Antonio, Texas. As the years passed by, I remembered when she was promoted to higher grades in the military. She was an excellent officer and an excellent mentor.

We were united again at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and this is where I saw her dedication to excellence and I saw her caring attitude with her joy attached.

I remember when she received the assignment to go to the Pentagon. Everyone was so excited. Karen had made it!

It was not until later on in the week after 9-11 happened that I heard that people were trying to reach Karen on her cell phone and she did not answer. It was then that they learned that she did not make it out of the Pentagon. I grieved so hard.

Even today the wounds are fresh. I am sure that she would have made it to an even higher rank.

The Army has really lost such a great person and those who knew her and remembered her smile lost a great lover of mankind.

Karen may you now rest in the arms of the Lord.

Love you so much.

MSG Hardy Retired

*** Posted by Carol Hardy Retired MSG US Army on 2006-09-12 ***

I'm a senior at Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio Texas and I would just like to say that though she is no longer with us in body, her spirit will be with the class of 2007 forever.

*** Posted by Scott Phillips on 2006-09-12 ***

I am so honored to work at Karen Wagner High School. The building makes a bold statement and I am proud each day that I walk through the doors. Karen will forever live in our hearts and minds. From everything that we have learned about her, she was an awesome person. May God continue to be with you all.

*** Posted by Staff Member of Karen Wagner High School on 2006-09-11 ***

Thank you, for your service for our freedom and you will be truly missed.

*** Posted by Matt on 2006-09-11 ***

My teacher Mrs. Deb Moore just informed today about her friend Karen. I didn't get the chance to know Karen but I am sure she is a wonderful person. I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what it would be like to loose someone so close. I wish you all the best.

*** Posted by Rebecca White on 2006-09-11 ***

I am sorry to here about your loss. From what I have heard, she was a very wonderful woman. I would like you to know that I send your family my blessings!

*** Posted by Allison on 2006-09-11 ***

I heard about the terriable loss that you encountered five years ago in the Pentagon. Nothing hurts more than the loss of a loved one and especially in such a horrific way. Form what I have heard, Lt Karen Wagner was a terrific person and very serving to others. I just wanted to say thank you for Karen Wagner and her sevice to our country.

*** Posted by Hunter on 2006-09-11 ***

Karen was one of the great insparations to all of us. Her sense of humor and compassion made her stand out amung everybody. We all miss her and her family is in our prayers. RIP Kar

Love always,

*** Posted by Charles Oskillo on 2006-09-11 ***

Karen was a one of a kind person, who led with a passion.
I miss her advice and wisdom that I will forever cherish in the back of my mind.

RIP (Always go above and beyond in your look into the future...)

*** Posted by Close Friend on 2006-09-11 ***

hey my name is mark and I'd like to say that your beloved Karen was loved by all. best of luck

*** Posted by mark stike on 2006-09-11 ***

I have heard many great things about Karen from my teacher, Mrs. Moore. She was a fun loving charismatic person, and she did her part to make the world a better place. I am very sorry to hear about her passing away in the Pentagon during the September 11 attacks, but we shouldnt focus on how she left, instead we should think about how she will be rembered.

Best of luck

  Namik Bojic

*** Posted by Namik Bojic on 2006-09-11 ***

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