Person

William Joseph Cashman

Passenger of Flight 93
William Joseph Cashman

Quick Facts

Age: 60
Hometown: West New York, New Jersey
Occupation: Ironworker, member of Metallic Lathers and Ironworkers Union, Local 46
Reason for travel: Hiking trip

William Joseph Cashman of West New York, New Jersey, was traveling aboard Flight 93 with long-time friend Patrick Joseph Driscoll to go hiking in Yosemite National Park. Cashman served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, studied martial arts and, at night, taught welding to union apprentices. Cashman was proud of the fact that during his 40 years with Ironworkers Local 46, he helped to construct the World Trade Center. The tall, wiry native New Yorker loved spending time outdoors, and often hiked in parks near his home, as well as out west. He was survived by his wife of 31 years who describes her husband as soft-spoken, principled, and strong.

Last updated: October 20, 2021