Pendyala Vamshikrishna, 30, had been away on business for three weeks and was eager to get home to Los Angeles. As he boarded American Flight 11, he called his wife's voice mail to let her know he would be home soon.
"He didn't want to disturb me in the night," Prasanna Kalahasthi said. "He said, `Hi, sweetie, I've just boarded the flight and I'll see you in Los Angeles this afternoon.'"
A software engineer for DTI Technologies, Vamshikrishna moved to the U.S. from his native India 10 years ago, earned a master's degree and became a great fan of American sports.
Profile courtesy of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.