Indy man remembers friend killed in 9/11 attack

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Fundraising is underway to build a memorial for those Hoosiers who died when a plane crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11.

Nine Hoosiers were killed that day. Colonel Buddy Boone, Major Stephen Long, Brenda Gibson, Eddie Dillard, and Lt. General Timothy Maude died in the Pentagon crash.

“Tim was an extraordinary person,” said Stewart Goodwin, Maude’s lifelong friend. He remembers the three star general as a “regular guy”.

“He was a funny guy. He had a dry sense of humor. And I think the thing that I will probably remember about him more than anything is that it was never about him. It was about the other people.”

Goodwin is also the Executive Director of the Indiana War Memorials Commission. He wants to a piece of the Pentagon memorialized here in Indianapolis in honor of the Hoosiers killed.

“We want people to remember this. This happened to our folks. And the truth is we shall never forget them.”

The Pentagon memorial has not been built yet. The 9/11 Project still needs to raise $100,000. You can see a picture of the stone this Sunday at the 9/11 Memorial service on West Ohio Street at 3:30 p.m.

To learn how you can contribute to the construction of the Pentagon Memorial in Indianapolis, click here.

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