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HUD No. 23-080
HUD Public Affairs
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April 19, 2023


WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the following statement to honor and remember the tragic loss of lives in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 19, 1995.

“Twenty-eight years removed, the pain and scars of the bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, have never left us. Today, we take time to pause and remember 168 lives that were taken, including 35 fellow employees of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As we reflect on the loss Oklahomans and the American people endured that horrific day, we honor the heroic actions that arose from first responders and community members.

“On this day of commemoration, we remember and honor those lost and offer a special prayer for their families. May we continue to honor their memory through our work here today, and let us never forget their contributions to HUD, the people we serve, and to our great nation.”


HUD Employees Killed in the April 19, 1995 Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah
Federal Building in Oklahoma City
Ted Allen Judy Fisher Antonio Reyes
Diane Althouse Linda Florence Lanny Scroggins
Peter Avilanoza Colleen Guiles Leora Lee Sells
Andrea Blanton Gene Hodges, Jr. John Stewart
Paul Broxterman George Howard Jules Valdez
David Burkett Ann Kreymborg John Karl Van Ess, III
Donald Burns, Sr. Teresa Lauderdale David Walker
Kimberly Clark James McCarthy Michael Weaver
Kim Cousins Betsy McGonnell Jo Ann Whittenberg
Diana Day Trish Nix Frances Williams
Castine Deveroux Terry Smith Rees Clarence Wilson
Susan J. Ferrell Mary Rentie