Charles E. Sabin planned to retire from his Pentagon job in less than two years. He looked forward to spending his days in rural Virginia golfing, fishing and snow skiing, said his brother Martin.
Sabin, 54, served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, leaving the service with the rank of captain. He then worked at the Pentagon as a civilian for years, but his family said they could not reveal what his job was. Sabin left for work at 7 a.m. and was meeting with his staff when American Airlines Flight 77 hit the building Tuesday. "He was at ground zero. There's no chance he could have survived," his brother said. "But it's still hard to realize he's really gone. He was a good neighbor, a great leader, and most of all he loved his country."
Profile courtesy of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.