43 years old
The captain of United Flight 93. A fellow pilot told Denver's Rocky Mountain News that the week before the flight, Jason Dahl sent an e-mail seeking another pilot to take the flight on September 11 so that he could spend the day with his family.
[The following is excerpted from a press release by the Evangelical Lutheran Church.]
"His war has been won. He is free," said the Rev. Janice Erickson-Pearson, pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Littleton, Colo. Holy Trinity is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Erickson-Pearson preached at the service honoring Dahl.
During worship Matt Dahl, son of the late Jason Dahl and a member of Holy Trinity, shared a story with the congregation about his father reading Dr. Seuss rhymes at bedtime. After reading some pages of a Dr. Seuss book, Matt said, "Good night, Dad."
For the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's biography of John Dahl, click here.
The Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund has been established to provide scholarships to the children of the flight crews and to provide an annual scholarship for an individual attending an accredited flight school. Donations to the scholarship fund may be sent to:
Captain Jason Dahl Scholarship Fund
12644 West Indore Place
Littleton, CO 80127
For more information on the fund write Dan Hatlestad at [email protected].