First Officer Thomas McGuinness, who had just celebrated his 42 birthday was co-pilot on American Airlines Flight 11.
Tom McGuinness grew up in Burlington, MA, graduated from Boston University
Where he was a competitive swimmer, he was a 12-year veteran with American Airlines.
Tom was in the Navy as a Top Gun fighter pilot flying F14’s
He was a Viet Nam Vet. He served his country with honor.
He married his high school sweet heart Cheryl, and was raising two wonderful kids
In 1999 Thomas McGuinness moved his family, wife Cheryl, daughter Jennifer
and son Tommy, from California to Greenland, NH in order to take advantage of better job opportunities with American Airlines.
Thomas McGuinness was a man of faith, a Christian whose beliefs enhanced his relationships with his family and his colleagues and friends.
His legacy was one of enduring faith, and love of his family and friends.
At 7:59 a.m.Sept.11, 2001 American Airlines Flight 11 departed Boston for Los Angeles, carrying 81 passengers, two pilots, and nine flight attendants. American 11 was hijacked and diverted to New York.
American 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City at 08:46:40.