Hometown: Greenwood Lake, New York
Occupation: Manager of Environmental Compliance, BMW North America
Reason for travel: Vacation
Linda Gronlund of Greenwood Lake, New York, was an attorney and engineer for BMW North America working as Manager of Environmental Compliance. Gronlund was a skilled mechanic with a passion for sports car racing. Growing up on Long Island, she was an accomplished sailor. Gronlund was a certified Emergency Medical Technician and held a brown belt in karate. She attended Southampton College of Long Island University and American University’s law school. On September 11, Gronlund was traveling with her boyfriend, Joe DeLuca, to celebrate her birthday touring California's wine country. When terrorists took over their plane, Gronlund called her sister to express her love, give her the combination to her safe, and say good-bye. Gronlund was survived
by her parents and sister.