Steven A. Carr

1962 - 2015

On the morning of September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 77 was commandeered by terrorists and crashed into the Pentagon, penetrating the building’s five rings. A 200-foot fireball rose above the building, engulfing the surrounding area with smoke, and a 100-foot section of the Pentagon’s outer ring collapsed less than an hour later.

Supervisory Special Agent Steven A. Carr was assigned to interview witnesses at the Pentagon’s Navy Annex, which was across the street from the still-burning Flight 77 impact site. During this time, the air around the Pentagon was still clouded with burning aviation fuel and smoldering debris.

In 2005, Carr was diagnosed with leukemia, and he succumbed to his illness on September 25, 2015. Extensive research by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health established sufficient evidence that Carr’s exposure to the air in and around the Pentagon after the 9/11 attack either precipitated or accelerated his development of leukemia.

Special Agent Carr was born in May 1962. He entered on duty with the FBI in August 1995.