This ride segment is dedicated to:
04/21/2006

Michael C. Tarrou
United Airlines Flight 175
Flight Attendant

Tarrou and King worked as flight attendants for United Airlines and were on Flight 175 when it crashed into the south tower of the World Trade Center.

Tarrou grew up in Wantagh, N.Y., and King grew up in Jamestown, N.Y. Both moved to Stafford Springs where they met as flight attendants.

He is survived by an 11-year-old daughter, Gina, from a previous marriage. Family members said he had a good relationship with his ex-wife, Jill, who recently moved to Florida with their daughter. "He never intentionally hurt anyone," said his mother, Patricia Tarrou of Clearwater, Fla.

Tarrou and King had hoped to move to Florida to be near his family.

"There is no doubt that both Mac and Amy would have done absolutely everything in their power to calm and protect the passengers and crew, and would have given their lives to prevent such a disaster," Tom Lumia, Tarrou's brother-in-law, said. "They both were two of the most compassionate, peaceful, giving and understanding people on the earth, and they will be greatly missed. We will love them forever."

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