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Commander Dan Shanower of Naperville 2001

Commander Dan Shanower of Naperville 2001

Commander Dan Shanower was killed in his office at the age of 40 when radical Islamic terrorists captured American Airlines Flight 77 and crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. CDR Dan F. Shanower was born on February 7, 1961 in Naperville, Illinois. He attended Naperville Central High School and Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He attended Aviation Officer School in Pensacola, Florida and received his commission as an Ensign in June 1985. After intelligence officer training, he reported to VAQ-136 onboard U.S.S. Midway as Squadron Intelligence Officer. In September 1988, he was assigned as Officer-in-Charge of the Pacific Fleet Area Support Team Detachment, Subic Bay, Philippines. Following this tour, he transitioned to the Naval Reserve, serving from August 1990 to October 1994 as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department in the Philippines.

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