Seven people with Oklahoma ties perished in the Sept. 11, 2001,
attacks. They are:
Moss, 34, of Sperry, was an electronics technician in the Navy and in the Pentagon on the day of the 9/11 attacks. During his 12-year career in the Navy, he earned various awards and decorations, including five Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals. He died as a Petty Officer 1st Class, and left behind parents Bill and Pat Moss, of Sperry; widow, Mary Lou, and their children, Ashten and Connor, of Washington.
Spc. Chin Sun Pak Wells
Known as Sunny Wells, the Lawton Eisenhower High School graduate died two days shy of her 25th birthday. She was assigned to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel in the Pentagon as a personnel specialist. Wells enlisted in the Army in 1997, and after completing basic and advanced individual training, was sent to Korea. She left behind her father, Norman Wells; her mother, Kum Wells; two younger brothers; and a fiancee.
“Jay” Shah, 38, graduated from Tulsa Memorial High School and completed a degree in petroleum engineering at the University of Tulsa in 1984. He later returned for a master's degree in computer science and graduated in 1987. Shah was killed in the north tower of the World Trade Center where he was working as vice president of eSpeed International, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald financial services. He left a widow and his children Nikita, Sonia, and Kevin. He is also survived by his brother, Niloy Shah.
Wayne Terrial Davis
Davis, 29, graduated from Edmond Memorial High School in 1989 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He fought in Operation Desert Storm, achieving the rank of Sergeant 1st Class, before retiring from the military to attend college. Davis worked for Callixa Corp. and was on the 106th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center when he died. Davis is survived by his mother, Noverta, a wife, and three children.
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.
From Staff Reports