Originally from Wayzata, Minnesota, where his father is an orthapedic surgeon and medical school professor.
I never knew this man, but his life and tragic death were not wasted. Each victim who gave his or her life died for the future freedom of the free world. Through their tragic death a trusting nation was awakened from a trusting slumber and transformed to the roar of an angry nation that will be heard for 100 years. Through his death and the death of all the victims my children will be free and safe.
To the family of Gordon Aamoth: Thinking of you as the new year approaches. Your son will not be forgotten. I know it could have been any of us. God bless you and may you find peace in the new year.