|David F. Wherley Jr., the head of the Washington National Guard who scrambled jets over the city during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was among those killed in the worst commuter train crash in the city's history, officials said.
Wherley's wife, Ann, was also among the nine people killed when a train plowed into the rear of a stopped train during rush hour on June 22.
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