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Seven people with Oklahoma ties perished in 9/11 attacks

Seven people with Oklahoma ties perished in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. They worked in both the north and south towers of the World Trade Center and in the Pentagon.
Oklahoman Modified: September 11, 2011 at 1:24 am •  Published: September 11, 2011
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David Harlow Rice

Rice, 31, attended Christ the King School and Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City. He graduated with honors from Loyola University Chicago in June 1994. He received a master's degree in finance from London School of Economics in 1996, received a Fulbright Scholarship and was working as an investor at Sandler O'Neill & Partners on the 104th floor in the south tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11. David is survived by his parents, Hugh and Cindy Rice, of Oklahoma City; his brother, state Sen. Andrew Rice; and a sister, Amy.

David Shelby Berry

Berry, 43, attended Oklahoma City's Casady School and graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1980. In 1984, he received a Diploma of Distinction from the London School of Economics. Berry was executive vice president and director of research at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc., on the 89th floor of the south tower at the World Trade Center. Berry left behind his wife, Paula, and sons, Nile, Reed and Alexander; also his mother, Nancy, and brothers, Michael and Nelson.

Maj. Ron Milam

A Muskogee High School graduate, Milam, 33, attended Oklahoma Panhandle State University before transferring to New Mexico State University. In New Mexico, Milam received an ROTC commission and was sent to Germany. He also served in Saudi Arabia and South Korea. Milam was assistant to the Secretary of the Army and assigned to the Pentagon at the time of the 9/11 attacks. Milam left behind his wife, Jacqueline and daughter, Myejoy; his mother, Effie; a brother, Steven; and his sister, Stephanie.

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