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Fiduciary Trust International
Where Died
World Trade Center

Kristen Breitweiser never really left the public's eye in the wake of the attacks, becoming known as one of the "Jersey Girls" for her work to encourage an independent investigation of the attacks.

On the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11, Breitweiser published a book, "Wake-Up Call: the Political Education of a 9/11 Widow." Since then, she hasn't been as publicly visible. Nowadays she publishes a blog entry on political matters roughly once a month with the Huffington Post.

After Osama bin Laden's death, she wrote on her blog: "Final justice has been meted out - though not swift it is certainly sweet. My 12-year-old daughter will wake up tomorrow to a safer world, hopefully a more peaceful world. And that brings me a rare sense of relief."

- Kevin Penton

Breitweiser worked as a senior vice president at Fiduciary Trust International. His wife, Kristen Breitweiser, was amongst the more outspoken widows in the wake of the attacks, testifying before Congress and urging the creation of what came to be known as the 9/11 Commission.
Survived by his wife, Kristen Breitweiser, and a daughter, Caroline.

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