An American hero - ignored by many, but then he was gay right?
Hoagland, a former flight attendant with United Airlines, later left a voice mail message on his cell phone, instructing Bingham to reclaim the aircraft after it became apparent that Flight 93 was to be used in a suicide mission. The passengers succeeded in crashing the plane into a field in Pennsylvania. It is thought to have been heading to Washington D.C. and possibly the Capitol.
Bingham was survived by his former boyfriend of six years, Paul Holm, who says this was not the first time Bingham risked his life to protect the lives of others. In fact, he had twice successfully protected Holm from attempted muggings, one of which was at gunpoint.
Holm describes Bingham as a brave, competitive man, saying, "He hated to lose — at anything." He was even known to proudly display a scar he received after being gored at the running of the bulls in Pamplona. A large athlete at 6 ft 4 in and 225 pounds, he played for the San Francisco Fog, a rugby team. - From White Crane