Richard P. Gabriel Sr.
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Richard P. Gabriel Sr., 54, of Great Falls, Virginia, managing partner of Stratin Consulting.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Sep. 13, 2001.
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April 21, 2015
My thoughts go out to Richard's friends and family, as I pause today to reflect on this tragic day. May you be comforted knowing that many thousands of Americans remember you every day. Love from Texas
Del Newberry
August 26, 2014
Civic Memorial in Bethalto, Illinois, is my High School and we have came up with an idea of doing a memorial for all of the victims of 9/11. We are taking donations and even hoping we can try to get alot of people out to see what we have accomplished. We are taking 2,977 flags and lining them up along our football field. Each flag is going to have on person on it with a picture of them and a little information that we can find on the internet about them. We are going to start putting them in the ground on our football field the mornings of 9/11 and then we are going to lock the gates til 6:45pm then we are going to open the gates so that anyone that wants to see them can go in and walk around. If you have and questions or concerns please email me at I will be more than happy to answer any question and hopefully get to talk to you about coming out and seeing the memorial on 9/11/2014
Sierra Jennings
November 28, 2012
To The Family,
Although it's been over 11 years since the tragic day of 9/11, the pain that it caused is still present with us. I did not know Mr. Richard Gabriel Sr. but I still would like to offer my deepest sympathy to you.

Mr. Terry of NC
December 3, 2011
Richard and I were teenagers together in Riverdale, NY. We were part of a crowd of late teens growing up during the Vietnam years with all of the inherent turbulence and uncertainty of that era. As he was a year or two older than me, his magnetic personality made him a model to which I was attracted. He was a man's man, young, strong, smart and self confident. He took a liking to me and, fortunately, advanced traits of honesty, character, humor, compassion and hard work that motivated me to be a better person and to pursue a rewarding career in government service. We drifted apart after his return from the war but I never forgot him for the example he set. The irony of his death at the Pentagon is haunting especially in light of his harrowing survival in Viet Nam. His fate wasn't fair, but I know he would have told us to carry on. That's Richie.
PETER Calarco
September 12, 2011
I had the opportunity of being Rich's secretary on the Kool-Aid Brand, General Foods Corporation in the '70s. Rich was indeed one of the nicest men I ever had the opportunity to work for. My sincere sympathy to his wife and children.
Barbara Sferra
September 11, 2011
We will never forget!
August 13, 2009
To the family of Richard P. Gabriel, Sr.:
Richard gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. My deepest sympathy to you. We must never forget!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
September 11, 2008
In loving memory. Thank you for your service to our country.
July 19, 2007
In memory....
P Tabbernor
November 2, 2006
As I stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
December 30, 2003
May God keep you ,you and your family are in my thoughs and prayers
September 10, 2003
September 2, 2002
I worked for Rick and Diana Gabriel in Darien, CT, and I love them and their child as my family, so I hope God bless them in this sad moment.

Carolina Montenegro
July 10, 2002
My prayers continue for Ann and Rich's entire family. It was in 1979-80 that I knew Rich at General Foods and I will never forget the care he gave me as a kind and patient boss to former fellow Vietnam Marine. In 1992, as GF "alumni", we explored a possible business arrangement..., a good memory & a road not taken.

Time has past but good thoughts and memories have not!
Dick Frankovich
June 14, 2002
May 25, 2002
May God Bless your family, may your memories substain you and may you know you are in many prayers everyday
Denise Hinson
April 30, 2002
Today, April 30, 2002, 1 mile was walked to honor the life of Richard & all the family, friends and loved ones he left behind. May you find some comfort in knowing you do not grieve alone.

Richard, you may be gone, but will never be forgotten, may you rest in peace.
Kathy Swaringen
April 18, 2002
God Bless you and may you rest in peace. May God be with your family and watch over them in the terrible time.
Angie Campbell
March 11, 2002
Boris Okuliar
January 12, 2002
America Cries
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
Dixon, IL
Teresa Jahn
December 14, 2001
To the Gabriel Family,
I grew up in Riverdale, N.Y. and attended the same church as the Gabriel Family. I have such fond memories of our times there, especially during Christmas and the Choir production of Amahl. I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful member of your family.
Zoe (King) Jacobie
Zoe Jacobie
November 20, 2001
Please know that we are sorry for your loss and think of it every day. We are sorry for your sadness and will always remember Mr. Gargiel Sr.

Jerry and Suzanne Kernahan
JERRY Kernahan
November 5, 2001
To the family of Richard P Gabriel Sr. Through the Mercy Bands, you will be in our hearts and in our prayers on a daily basis. May God Bless all of your family. As Always...The Stevens
October 31, 2001
Rich was 2nd Platoon Commander, Hotel Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division. He served in Vietnam from Sept 68 to Nov 68 and was severely wounded and lost a leg on Operation Meade River. Rich was on American Airlines Flight 77 that was hijacked by terrorist and crashed into the Pentagon on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. All members of Hotel Company 2/7 would like to extend our sincere condolences to all members of his family. Semper Fi Brother Rich. You will be sorely missed.
Jon Petersen
October 17, 2001
Richard, may you rest in peace. What a horrible tragedy this is. My husband Stephen and Richard were friends years ago, and both men served valiantly on behalf of our nation in Viet Nam. I'm sure if they could, they'd rush to serve our country once again.
Dana Charlton
October 1, 2001
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