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Dubuque pastor remembers 9/11 victim

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Pastor Kristian Kincaid remembers his sister Karen Kincaid, who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks Pastor Kristian Kincaid remembers his sister Karen Kincaid, who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The news of Osama bin Laden's death was a special relief for Dubuque pastor Kristian Kincaid.

On September 11, 2001, his sister Karen Kincaid was aboard American Airlines flight 77, when terrorists hijacked the plane and flew it into the Pentagon.

The day after bin Laden's death, Kincaid said he hopes this will prevent future murders like his sister's.

"I think justice has been served," Kincaid said. "I just pray that lives are saved through this. So we don't want to forget what happened, that this was murder, because people were just American citizens. They were murdered, going about their daily lives."

Kincaid is the head pastor at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Dubuque. He said his faith has helped him find peace.

"As a Christian man, I had closure and comfort even on September 11th," he said.

Karen Kincaid was a lawyer in Washington D.C., but Kincaid said, "she didn't forget where she came from, which was Waverly, Iowa. She loved to come home."

He said the memories of his sister will always be with him.

"A song comes on the radio or somebody says something, it takes you right back, it really does. So you deal with it, and we need to deal with it again and again," Kincaid said. "I thank the Navy SEALs, our soldiers, military forces, who never quit. They did not quit, they remembered what happened."

He said he prays for the soldiers still overseas.

"Our family certainly isn't the only one that's had heartache and sorrow. I think of the young man from Shell Rock and others from Eastern Iowa, who died protecting us," Kincaid said. "We are thankful. I pray for the country in which we live. Liberty and freedom."

Kincaid learned the news of Osama bin Laden's death through a midnight telephone call from the Des Moines Register, asking for a comment.

Newspaper headlines across the state reflect what's on the headlines of national and global newspapers: Osama bin Laden is Dead.

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