Monday, September 11, 2006

Minnesota Woman Learns Dad Was 9/11 Hero

A Minnesota woman searching for her birth parents has found something more: a hero of United Flight 93. Mariah Mills' biological father is the late Tom Burnett, who helped lead the group that fought back on the hijacked plane before it crashed in western Pennsylvania on September Eleventh, 2001.The 21-year-old Mills believes Burnett made at least two brave decisions starting with the choice to give her up for adoption when he and his then-girlfriend were in college. Mills, a college senior who learned her birth father's identity two years ago, has since gotten to know his widow and her children. She says she has her birth mother's eyes but otherwise looks like a Burnett. Today marks the fifth anniversary of the September Eleventh terrorist attacks.