Amber Amundson is the widow of Craig Amundson, an enlisted Army specialist who lost his life at The Pentagon during the September 11, 2001 attacks. After the attacks, she called for peace and opposed the 2001 war in Afghanistan and the Iraq War. In November and December 2001 Amber and Ryan Amundson walked with family members of others who lost their loved ones in a "2001 DC-NYC Walk for Healing and Peace." On January 25, 2002, journalist Bill Moyers interviewed Mrs. Amundson in a segment entitled "A Widow's Plea". In February 2002 she was a founder of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization opposed to the American military campaign in Afghanistan and created by family members of some of the victims of the September 11 attacks.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2001
A Widow's Plea for Non-Violence
My husband, Craig Scott Amundson, of the U.S. Army lost his life in the line of duty at the Pentagon on Sept. 11 as the world looked on in horror and disbelief. Losing my 28-year-old husband and father of our two young children is a terrible and painful experience. His death is also part of an immense national loss and I am comforted by knowing so many share my grief. But because I have lost Craig as part of this historic tragedy, my anguish is compounded exponentially by fear that his death will be used to justify new violence against other innocent victims.