Todd Beamer Biography, Wiki, Career, Death, United Flight 93 Incident, 9/11 Hero Todd Beamer

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Who was Todd Beamer?

Todd Beamer was one of the many heroes of Sept. 11, 2001. Beamer was a passenger on United Flight 93 when it was hijacked and famously said, “Let’s roll,” in a phone call audio recording. He was 32.

United Flight 93 was the only hijacked plane on 9/11 that did not reach its intended target, which officials believe was the U.S. Capitol or another target in Washington DC.

The crew and passengers on Flight 93 made phone calls to their families to say goodbye and learned that hijacked planes were being used as weapons to commit deadly acts of terrorism. Beamer and other passengers decided to take over the flight, which crashed at high speed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Among those passengers was Beamer, who tried to call his pregnant wife to tell her he loved her. They were unable to connect, and Beamer relayed his message to Operator Lisa Jefferson, who reflected on the call with CBS News.

Todd Beamer Biography
Todd Beamer

What Happened to Todd Beamer on Flight 93?

As some passengers were able to call family and friends, it became known to the travelers that the World Trade Center had been hit by two planes and that another one had struck the Pentagon in Virginia.

Beamer called Airfone operator Lisa Jefferson and was able to describe the plane’s direction and the timeline of events.

Jefferson and Beamer recited the Lord’s Prayer and Psalm 23 as other passengers joined in.

Remaining calm throughout the call, Beamer’s voice became slightly higher as the plane started to dive.

“Lisa, Lisa!” he said.

“I’m still here, Todd,” Jefferson answered. “I’ll be here as long as you are.”

Beamer and a group of passengers and flight attendants huddled and voted to try to storm the cockpit.

“If I don’t make it, please call my family and let them know how much I love them,” he told Jefferson.

“Are you ready? Okay, let’s roll,” she heard Beamer tell the others.

Jefferson said that was the last thing she heard Beamer say.

“His voice was devoid of any stress,” Jefferson later said. “In fact, he sounded so tranquil it made me begin to doubt the authenticity and urgency of his call.”

Flight 93 never reached the nation’s capital.

Twenty years later, the objective of the hijackers aboard Flight 93 remains 9/11’s greatest mystery.

Todd Beamer Biography, Wiki

Todd Beamer was born on November 24, 1968, in Flint, Michigan, to David Beamer, an IBM sales representative, and Peggy Jackson Beamer, a muralist,[1] the middle child of three and only son. Beamer and his two sisters, Melissa and Michele, were raised “with a strong biblical value system and work ethic”. The family relocated to Poughkeepsie, New York, and then to Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb west of Chicago, where David worked at Amdahl, a computer technology company.

Beamer attended Wheaton Christian Grammar School, where he played soccer, basketball, and baseball. He attended Wheaton Academy, a Christian high school, from 1983 to 1985, where he excelled in the same sports. He was elected class vice president in his junior year. After David was promoted to vice president of Amdahl’s California headquarters, the family moved, and Beamer spent his senior year at Los Gatos High School, southwest of San Jose, California.

Beamer attended Fresno State University, where he majored in physical therapy and played baseball, in the hopes of playing professionally, but injuries he suffered in an automobile accident ended these plans. He returned home to Illinois and transferred to Wheaton College, a Christian liberal arts college.

At Wheaton College, he majored initially in medicine before switching to business. He continued to play baseball and as a senior became captain of the basketball team. He graduated in 1991.

While at Wheaton College, he met Lisa Brosious, his future wife, during a senior seminar class. Their first date was November 2, 1991, the 10-year anniversary of which they had been planning to celebrate at the time of his death.

Beamer subsequently worked for Wilson Sporting Goods while taking night classes at DePaul University, earning an M.B.A. in June 1993.

Todd Beamer Biography
Todd Beamer
BornTodd Morgan Beamer
November 24, 1968
Flint, Michigan, U.S.
DiedSeptember 11, 2001 (aged 32)
Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Cause of deathPlane crash during the September 11 attacks
Known forHeroism as a passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93
Spouse(s)Lisa Brosious ​(m. 1994)​
Children2

Todd Beamer Love Life

Todd Beamer's wife Lisa and their two sons
Todd Beamer’s wife Lisa and their two sons

Todd Beamer married Lisa Brosious on May 14, 1994, in Peekskill, New York, and they moved to Plainsboro, New Jersey, where Beamer began working with Oracle Corporation, selling systems applications and database software as a field marketing representative. Within months, Beamer was promoted to account manager.

Beamer and Lisa taught Sunday school at Princeton Alliance Church for six years and worked in youth ministry. Beamer also played on the church softball team. He was a staunch fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Bears. In 2000, the Beamers moved to Cranbury, New Jersey, with their two sons.

Where is Lisa Beamer Today?

Todd Beamer's wife Lisa Beamer
Todd Beamer’s wife Lisa Beamer

Following her husband’s death in 2001, Lisa was thrust into the media spotlight.

Today, she still ensures that her husband’s legacy lives on by speaking at their college, Wheaton, on the anniversary of 9/11.

In 2003, she co-wrote a book – Let’s Roll!: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage. She also formed a foundation in her husband’s name and has been raising their three children as a single parent. Today, all three of Todd and Lisa’s children are said to have attended Wheaton College. Morgan is now 19, Drew, 21, and David, 23 years old.

Lisa appears to have a privatized Instagram account and looks to opt for a life away from the media spotlight in 2021.

Todd Beamer FAQ’s

Who was Todd Beamer?

Todd Beamer was one of the many heroes of Sept. 11, 2001. Beamer was a passenger on United Flight 93 when it was hijacked and famously said, “Let’s roll,” in a phone call audio recording. He was 32.

What happened to Todd Beamer?

United Flight 93 was the only hijacked plane on 9/11 that did not reach its intended target, which officials believe was the U.S. Capitol or another target in Washington DC. Among those passengers was Beamer, who tried to call his pregnant wife to tell her he loved her. They were unable to connect, and Beamer relayed his message to Operator Lisa Jefferson, who reflected on the call with CBS News.

Who is Todd Beamer’s wife?

Todd Beamer married Lisa Brosious on May 14, 1994, in Peekskill, New York, and they moved to Plainsboro, New Jersey, where Beamer began working with Oracle Corporation, selling systems applications and database software as a field marketing representative. 

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