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
NationalityUS
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]

Death

"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]

Legacy

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


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