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In Tribute to Richard Gabriel
54 years old.   Residence: Great Falls, Va.
Passenger of Flight 77

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Richard and I were teenagers together in Riverdale, NY. We were part of a crowd of late teens growing up during the Vietnam years with all of the inherent turbulence and uncertainty of that era. As he was a year or two older than me, his magnetic personality made him a model to which I was attracted. He was a man's man, young, strong, smart and self confident. He took a liking to me and, fortunately, advanced traits of honesty, character, humor, compassion and hard work that motivated me to be a better person and to pursue a rewarding career in government service. We drifted apart after his return from the war but I never forgot him for the example he set. The irony of his death at the Pentagon is haunting especially in light of his harrowing survival in Viet Nam. His fate wasn't fair, but I know he would have told us to carry on. That's Ritchie.

*** Posted by PETER P CALARCO on 2010-09-11 ***

I did not personally know Richard, but his son and my cousin have been best friends since they were little kids and live practically next door to each other. His wife also brings their dog to the animal hospital I work at. So when I heard, it really hit close to home. Tho I didn't know him, I have always felt for his family and loved ones. My deepest sympathy for those who knew him and his family, even 8 years later and every year to come.

*** Posted by Jenny M on 2009-09-15 ***

Rest in peace. God bless you. You are not forgotten.

*** Posted by Samia on 2007-01-14 ***

i worked with Rich at synectics in the early 90's. It wasn't long enough to become very close, but from the moment I met him, he was one of my favorite people at synectics because he was so straight forward and honest. He gave me insights into myself that I greatly appreciate. He gave me advice that I still hear today. I think of him often, and of his wife and children. I want you to know that I still bless him and that his family is often in my thoughts and prayers. I feel that Rich was deserving of so much - I always appreciated his service to our country and his clear thinking on so many things. I just liked him and I just wanted you to know that and that I do miss him. Bless you.

*** Posted by teresa blanchard on 2006-10-26 ***

I was close with Richard when he lived in New Rochelle NY , he was a kind and givng guy who helped all he could whenever needed ( from personal experience)..and an avid Piano player... all our best From Ron And Christopher who introduced us 20 years ago ..

*** Posted by Ron Sabin on 2006-02-18 ***

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