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Anonymous (not verified)

February 24, 2020

Dear Mr. Yamnicky

I'm so sorry that you lost your life on September 11th 2001. thank you for serving our country and protecting our country and our freedom. I know that you have a son and two grand kids and i can assure you that they are all doing fine. thank you so much and you wont be forgotten.

Posted by Addy Colebaugh

Laura Wilkinson (not verified)

September 11, 2021

My father worked with you at Veridian & always had interesting stories to share with me about you. You will never be forgotten - thank you for serving our country and God Bless you & your family.

Posted by Laura Wilkinson

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Place of Residence:
Waldorf, MD
Location on 9/11:
Veridian Corp. | Defense Contractor

JOHN D. YAMNICKY SR., 71, of Waldorf, Md., was a retired naval aviator, but worked as a defense contractor for Veridian Corp. since his retirement as captain in 1979. His son, John Yamnicky, said his father worked on the development of the F/A-18 fighter jet. John Yamnicky Sr., was on a business trip on American Flight 77. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952, he became a Navy test pilot, flying an A-4 attack plane and would sometimes tell stories of his travels and Navy service in Korea and Vietnam. "He crash-landed five times and walked away from them each," said Cindy Sharpley, a friend of the family. "But not this last one." Copyright © 2001 The Associated Press