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In Tribute to Marjorie C. Salamone
53 years old.   Residence: Springfield, Va.
Died in Pentagon

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Your family is in my prayers. Your memory lives on.

*** Posted by Anonymous on 2012-09-11 ***

I attended school with her daughter and remembered how involved she was with them. I remember reading the list in the Washington Post and seeing what her daughter wrote and making the connection.... On Saturday, my nine-year-old son and I stopped near the Pentagon site and said a prayer for her and her family.... She will never be forgotten!

*** Posted by Ricky Organek on 2010-09-14 ***

Remembering your loss today - God Bless you and your family Mrs. Lillian - Lee and Amy Davis

*** Posted by Lee and Amy Davis on 2010-09-11 ***

Remembering Marjorie on this day. She was one of the finest people I have ever known, and her memory will always inspire me.

*** Posted by Mary Sue Polleys on 2010-09-11 ***

Cousin Lillian, another year has come and gone and we still share the grief that you and Hubert felt over the tragic death of Marjorie. Again, at this time of the year our prayers are with you, and we know that the Lord we serve gives comfort in times of our grief.

*** Posted by Donald Babbs on 2009-09-12 ***

On May 9th, I attended the wedding of Majorie's youngest daughter, Amanda, near Washington, DC. The groom was a former classmate at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, VA. Their marriage followed years of college and law school for him and college and grad school for her. How sad that Marjorie was not there on this happy occasion. Amanda made lots of brownies to be shared with her guests. The brownies were carefully wrapped and labeled, "Made with love." They were displayed, following the reception, on a table with a large photo of a smiling Marjorie holding a tray of just-made brownies with a four-year-old daughter looking up at her. Also on the table was a small slate with these words: IN MEMORY OF MARJORIE.

Marjorie's older daughter, Ann Marie, and her husband of nearly 5 years were there with their six-month old son, Bobby, Marjorie's first grandchild. How tragic that 9-11 robbed Marjorie of being there with her family.

Lillian Champion, Pine Mountain, GA

*** Posted by Lillian Champion on 2009-05-18 ***

I live in Springfield and for years have run by the memorial on Hunter Village to Mrs. Salamone and Lt.Col. Dickerson. I've swept leaves and snow off the plaque; I've lifted the flags when they have been knocked down, but today, for some reason, it finally dawned on me to look up some information on these two people who lost their lives in service to our country. I knew I would be inspired and I am. Blessings to your family, and I hope that the wonderful things you describe in Majorie Salamone live on in you and your children.

*** Posted by Ken on 2009-02-24 ***

I never met Marjorie in person, but I knew Col Salamone from the Army. I was nearby during 9/11, and fortunately the soldiers and I were unharmed physically by the event. Today I went back to the Pentagon for the first time since I left a few days following 9/11. In the last several years we have been overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq, and I always think of her—this woman I never knew—and I was so proud to serve over there. I was very touched by the memorial and especially when I found Marjorie's memorial and name. My thoughts and prayers are always with her and her family.

*** Posted by Janice on 2009-01-03 ***

Marjorie Champion Salamone was my only daughter. We had a very special mother-daughter relationship. She was obedient, compassionate, studious, beautiful, and very intelligent. She skipped a grade in high school and went to college at age 16. She earned a masters degree in consumer affairs and continued classes and studies in various locations throughout her husband's 30-year military career. We enjoyed shopping together. We looked for dress patterns and material to sew most of the dresses she wore through grade school and college. She loved music and played first chair clarinet in her high school band. She had a special group of girl friends who kept in touch with her until 9/11. Some of them send me Mother's Day cards each year. Even when she and her husband were in Alaska and Europe, she wrote or called each week. Her father and I kept all her letters, at her request. She said they would be a diary of our lives. She wrote about her job with the budget department of the U.S. Army, a position she held for 26 years, with the last ten being in the office of the administrative assistants to the secretary of the army at the Pentagon. She wrote about the places she visited, the interesting people she met, and about her two daughters as they grew into adulthood. She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, and sister. Her next door neighbor told me a few days following 9/11 that she never knew what Christianity was until Marjorie moved next door. We visited as often as we could, even to Alaska and Europe, and aways tried to spend Christmas together at our home or theirs. My husband of nearly 66 years died this year, in August. I am very grateful for the love and happiness each of them brought into my life.

*** Posted by Lillian D.Champion on 2007-11-14 ***

Unfortunately, I never was privileged to meet Marjorie Salamone in person. However, I met her mom and dad, Lillian and Hubert Champion, of Pine Mountain, Ga., at homecoming at Bethany Baptist Church there. The land for the church and adjoining cemetery was given by Joel Culpepper, my three greats grandfather. Lillian Champion is the church's historian, and immediately I was drawn to her, as she offered to help me in my ancestry research. She did this lovingly, and helped fill in many gaps in my research of my Culpepper ancestors. I can see why Marjorie was such a wonderful woman, because she had such wonderful parents. They are the finest of christian people, hard-working, humble, and very, very kind. From their love of each other, they brought two very fine children, Marjorie and her brother Richard, into the world. For reasons we will never know, God chose to take Marjorie on to her heavenly mansion, and reward, early on in her life. She has left a huge void in the lives of those of her family and friends. I'm just proud that I know Lillian as I do, as she is a cherished friend. Now, Hubert has joined Marjorie, and I know they have had a glorious reunion. Someday we will know the answer to many things, and will rejoice, not be sorrowful. In the meantime, we must be thankful for the times we have all been given with our loved ones and friends. And I look forward to getting to know Marjorie when God calls me home, also. God bless her influence on so many, and God bless her family.

*** Posted by Jeanie Lankford Duffey (Wilsonville, AL) on 2007-10-17 ***


Every year I wear the 9-11 Pentagon pin in your honor. I attended a Senior Military Spouse brunch today. One of the events of the day was to share a memorial "military life" story. I shared my husband's and my 9-11 story and how Bruce was in the Pentagon that day. And on the 3rd day, he came home with a list of those lost, and I was shocked to see your name. I immediately went back to the days working at the Burn Center and how very kind you were to me on my first day there. You and Ben were headed to the Pentagon, and I was to take your position. You continued to be generous with your time, even after you had transferred. I will always remember your soft, gentle spirit and what a truly kind person you were. I will remember your daily regimen of eating yogurt and talking lovingly of your beautiful family. Thank you, Margorie, for your service to your country. I know you are with Jesus, and I felt you with me today when I was telling "our" 9-11 story. I pray that God continues to bless Ben and the girls. Until later...


*** Posted by Sharon Stephens Lovely on 2007-09-11 ***

I knew Marjorie, a fellow "Army Wife", in Vicenza, Italy, at Caserma Ederle. She was a lovely and pleasant person. I remember seeing her with one of her daughters.  I think of her often, and am sorry for the loss of her to her family, and the greater world! Please let me know how I can help you make contributions in her honor.

Mary "Mac"Dougall
Speech-Language Pathologist
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

*** Posted by Mary MacDougall on 2007-09-11 ***

My daughter will grow up knowing about Marjorie. She will hear the stories about a person realizing her potential. She will be told that kindness, brilliance and love are so much more powerful than hate. For hate extinguishes itself, yet it cannot extinguish love. These stories will now be a part of my daughter's life. She will find guidance just as she does from stories of my grandparents.

*** Posted by Joseph Salamone on 2006-09-08 ***

Marjorie was my roommate at Auburn University when we were both working on our Masters Degrees. I think of her often as one of the finest people I have ever known. She was gifted with academic brilliance and also practical ability---with strength of will and also understanding and compassion. She thought more highly of others than herself. Always helpful and generous, she brought out the best in people. I admired and loved her and will always cherish her memory and think of her as a national hero who gave her life in service to our country.

*** Posted by Mary Sue Thompson Polleys on 2005-12-11 ***

I was at Cole High School with her daughter Anna Marie and just recently learned that this had happened.  I was really sorry to hear about this tragic loss of someone that was so special to many people.  We recently had our 10 year high school reunion and it came up that this had happened.  People started telling stories about how they remembered her and there were stories from neighborhood friends of the girls that remembered Mrs. Salamone welcoming them into their home and just generally being such a friendly person.  I just think she must have been a great mother and a great person.  I really just knew Anna Marie and she was such an impressive person in so many ways that I have to think that is a direct reflection on her mother.  My thoughts and prayers are with the Salamone family.

*** Posted by Michael Mills on 2005-12-11 ***

It was not a surprise for me to read the glowing testimony of Marjorie by her sister.  I met Marjorie's husband in New York in April 2005, and it was obvious from his heartache that Marjorie was a rare and special person.

*** Posted by Nadeen Olson on 2005-04-30 ***

Marjorie Champion Salamone was my sister, 4 years younger than me. She was highly intelligent, having graduated from high school at 16, and earned degrees in Textile Chemistry and statistics at Auburn on a scholarship. She could solve my algebra problems when she was a 5th grader.
She was always the person who could listen to people's problems and offer sound, helpful advice and was never too busy to help anyone with anything whether it was her 2 daughters' schoolwork or her husband's lectures or a leaky faucet at her neighbor's house (yes, she knew plumbing too).
She was the kindest, smartest, most honest and responsible person anyone could have for a sister. She never hurt anyone in her life. Why did this have to happen to her? I miss her.

*** Posted by Richard M. Champion, M.D. on 2004-02-14 ***

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