Pete Raffa

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(pilot, 9-11/Premature death)
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BornPietro Raffa
25 May 1957
Cleveland, Ohio, US
Died2 December 2001 (Age 44)
Cause of death
Heart attack
An Ohio Air National Guard commander scrambled on 9/11. Dead within 3 months.

Lt. Col. Pietro "Pete" Raffa was the Ohio Air National Guard commander out of Toledo, Ohio, Commander of Operations, 180th Fighter Wing scrambled on 9-11.

11 September 2001

Full article: 9-11/Flight 93

The Pentagon says he scrambled at 10:17,[citation needed] news reports from 2001 also mention this as the time of takeoff,[1][2] but eyewitness saw them at 09:00. "May have shot down the plane called Flight 93".[3]


"Pietro “Pete” Raffa, the Perrysburg High School varsity boys' soccer coach and an Ohio Air National Guard commander, died of an apparent heart attack last night in St. Luke's Hospital.".[4][3]


History of Terry Thompson Scholarship and the Pete Raffa Memorial Tournament [5]

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