Ronald John Hemenway

Hometown: Shawnee, Kan.

Age: 37

Occupation Electronics technician first class, U.S. Navy

Location:Ground, Pentagon Pentagon

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By washingtonpost.com editors |  September 1, 2008; 4:23 PM ET  | Category:  Victim Tributes
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ET1 Ron Hemenway was the kind of sailor you wanted close at hand when important things needed doing. He was tireless, humorous, and stubbornly creative -- in short, the type of shipmate everyone wanted to know, and should want to be themselves. I am humbled to have known him, and proud to have served with him. The most difficult task of my own career was to stand on a hillside in Arlington and say farewell to this exceptional shipmate. Fair winds always.

Posted by: CAPT David Aland, USN(Ret) | September 11, 2008 3:46 PM

I went to an all girl's high school in St. Louis. When the attacks took place, one of our teachers printed a list of everyone's name that died on 9/11. We all picked a name to pray for them and their family. I have always remembered Ronald's name and decided to search for him online. We only knew their name, ages, and where they died. I decided to search his name today and it's easy to see that he was a remarkable man. I'm sure that his family still misses him very much. Even though it's been a while, and we never met, his family is always in my thoughts and prayers. I respect anyone who is willing to serve their country.

Posted by: Meghan | September 14, 2008 5:55 PM

The Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO will honor ET1 Ron Hemenway on Memorial Day 09 with a granite brick in the Walk of Honor. His Gold Star Mother honoree, Shirley Hemenway will be present.

Posted by: argonne1918 | May 18, 2009 2:40 PM

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