Maysville Kentucky Blog

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Edward Thomas Earhart, Kentucky 9/11 Hero

Edward Thomas Earhart, Age 26, Salt Lick, Kentucky
About than an hour away from Maysville, tucked away near Morehead in Eastern Kentucky, is the small town of Salt Lick, population around 350. Five years ago today they lost a beloved member of their community in the 9/11 attacks, the only person from Kentucky to have died that day.


"Edward Thomas Earhart, age 26, died tragically on September 11, 2001 during the terrorist attack on the Pentagon.

"An aerographer's mate first class for the U.S. Navy, Edward Thomas Earhart was at the Pentagon when it was struck by American Flight 77. Earhart's job involved scanning weather radar and giving reports to ships or airplanes.

"His great-aunt, Charlotte Thomas, said that during Earhart's last visit home to Salt Lick, Kentucky, he talked to his 4-year-old cousin's preschool class about clouds and weather. Thomas said her 26-year-old nephew liked working at the Pentagon. 'He was completely satisfied with the work he was doing,' she said.

"Survivors include his parents, two sisters and three grandparents."


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