John D. Yamnicky Sr.

John D. Yamnicky Sr.

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  • Occupation:
    Veridian Corp. | Defense Contractor
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    JOHN D. YAMNICKY SR., 71, of Waldorf, Md., was a retired naval aviator, but worked as a defense contractor for Veridian Corp. since his retirement as captain in 1979. His son, John Yamnicky, said his father worked on the development of the F/A-18 fighter jet. John Yamnicky Sr., was on a business trip on American Flight 77. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952, he became a Navy test pilot, flying an A-4 attack plane and would sometimes tell stories of his travels and Navy service in Korea and Vietnam. "He crash-landed five times and walked away from them each," said Cindy Sharpley, a friend of the family. "But not this last one." Copyright © 2001 The Associated Press

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    Dear Mr. Yamnicky I'm so sorry that you lost your life on September 11th 2001. thank you for serving our country and protecting our country and our freedom. I know that you have a son and two grand kids and i can assure you that they are all doing fine. thank you so much and you wont be forgotten. Posted by Addy Colebaugh