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Location: Pentagon
Source: Gift of Holly Guzowski


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Desk plaque and pennant from Pentagon
Description: This soot-covered desktop nameplate and Army pennant were recovered from Holly Guzowski’s Pentagon office.

Context: Holly Guzowski, a civilian employee of the Department of Defense, survived the terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Her office was on the third floor of the D ring (the E ring is the exterior), and was directly above the path of the airplane as it slid through the first and second floors of E, D, and C rings. In the Pentagon attack, 125 employees were killed and some 140 more were injured; aboard the plane, all 53 passengers, six crew members, and five hijackers were killed.

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Holly Guzowski’s view of the desk plaque from her Pentagon office.
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Pennant from Holly Guzowski’s office that survived the attack on the Pentagon.




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