Jeremy Glick (Flight 93)

Jeremy Glick (Flight 93)

Jeremy Logan Glick (3 September, 1970 – 11 September, 2001) was one of several passengers believed to have counterattacked the hijackers of United Airlines Flight 93, on 11 September 2001.

Glick was US National Collegiate Judo champion in 1993, while he was a student at the University of Rochester [ [http://www.post-gazette.com/headlines/20011028flt93glickbiop8.asp Passenger: Jeremy Glick ] ] [ [http://archives.cnn.com/2001/COMMUNITY/11/09/rec.glick.cnna/index.html Jennifer Glick: Jeremy's Heroes foundation commemorates brother] - CNN. 9 November 9 2001] , where he was President of the Rochester Chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, and he later worked as a sales and marketing executive for Vividence, a San Mateo e-consulting company.

Flight 93

Glick's last words to his wife, on Flight 93, were: "We're going to rush the hijackers." Then he put down the phone. [http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101010924/vignettes.html Heroes: Facing the End - The Fight for Flight 93] - a time.com special report. 2001.] ] [ [http://www.unitedheroes.com/Jeremy-Glick.html Jeremy Glick] (unitedheroes.com)]

Co-workers and family all stated that they were not surprised that Glick took action. Glick's brother-in-law Douglas Hurwitt said "that was my brother-in-law. He was a take-charge guy." Glick's former boss, Thomas Torf said: "He was a no nonsense kind of guy. He took ownership of things. Very focused. He loved his family. He was a good business man. All of us loved him." [ [http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/stories/2001/09/10/daily60.html?jst=s_cn_hl Vividence employee, others puts up fight on Flight 93] - San Francisco Business Times. 12 September 2001]

Posthumous awards

On September 11, 2002, Glick was awarded the "Medal for Heroism", the highest civilian honour bestowed by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). [http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/s_91598.html SAR presents medals, flag in Somerset ceremony] - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. 15 September 2002]

Glick was awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award in 2002.

Personal life

On August 31, 1996, Glick married long-time girlfriend, Lyzbeth. The two were prom king and queen in 1988. The couple became first-time parents to a baby girl, Emerson, on June 18, 2001. He named her after famous author, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Glick has five other siblings, all names which begins with the letter "J". He was the middle child of the bunch.

Glick was a resident of West Milford, New Jersey. [Sampson, Peter J. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-46911319.html "W. MILFORD MAN TOLD WIFE OF PLAN TO STORM COCKPIT"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", September 13, 2001. Accessed July 20, 2008.]

In September 2008, the United States Judo Association (USJA), awarded him with an Honorary 10th Degree Black Belt...

References


* [http://www.post-gazette.com/headlines/20011028flt93glickbiop8.asp Passenger: Jeremy Glick] - PG News. 28 October 2001
* [http://www.unitedheroes.com/Jeremy-Glick.html Jeremy Glick] (www.unitedheroes.com)
* [http://www.biography.com/profiles-of-9-11/profiles911.jsp Profiles of 9/11] . Biography.com. Retrieved on 2008-04-02.

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