Falkenberg-Whittington family .
Object #: 2005.0019; 2005.0020
Source: Gift of Ruth Falkenberg, in memory of the Falkenberg Family: Charles, Leslie, Zoe and Dana
Gift of Sara Guest, in loving memory of the Whittington-Falkenberg family
Falkenberg-Whittington family photo and cards
Charles, Leslie, Zoe and Dana Falkenberg, who perished on September 11, 2001 Context:
Charles was the director of research at ECOlogic Corp., and had been involved with NASA and measuring the effectiveness of the cleanup from the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Leslie was an associate professor at Georgetown University, and had been awarded a research fellowship at the Australian National University in Canberra. On September 11, 2001 the family boarded Los Angeles-bound Flight 77. Yet before long, the first leg of their trip ended tragically when terrorists hijacked their airplane and crashed it into the Pentagon.