(July 25, 1962 - September 11, 2001) U.S.A.
September 11th victim
James Joe Ferguson was born in Durant, Miss., and joined National Geographic as an intern in 1987. He later accepted a permanent job and worked there for 14 years. Ferguson was one of the principal architects who designed the infrastructure of geography education, which resulted in the improvement of geography education throughout the United States, according to National Geographic.
Joe was on American Airlines Flight 77 when it crashed into the Pentagon. He was traveling on a National Geographic sponsored educational field trip to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary off Santa Barbara, California, accompanying a colleague, Ann Judge, three teachers, and three sixth-grade students, all from Washington, on the trip.
Joe lived on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., for 10 years with Winston, his wire-haired fox terrier.