(CNN) — They were civilians and contractors, just starting their day at a massive military compound that’s normally a bastion of safety.
The victims are:
• Michael Arnold, 59, of Lorton, Virginia, had a cold Monday, and his wife called to check on him when she heard an alarm in the background. He said he’d call her back, Arnold’s mother told CNN affiliate WDIV. He never had the chance.
Arnold — a Naval Academy grad, veteran of 29 years and avid pilot — was building his own plane that he hoped to fly to Michigan, where his mother, Patricia, lives, before he turned 60, the station said.
He had two master’s degrees from the University of Washington and worked designing ships at the Navy Yard, WDIV reported.
• Kathy Gaarde, 62, of Woodbridge, Virginia, took care of 94-year-old mother until she died last year, said Douglas Gaarde, her husband of 38 years. She also loved animals and counted bluebirds for a local refuge.
A Chicago native, Gaarde graduated from Florida State University before moving to Washington 38 years ago, where she has been a longtime Washington Capitals season ticket holder.
He worked at the Navy Yard as a handyman for 17 years and was on the fourth floor of Building 197 when the shooting began, his wife said.
• Martin Bodrog, 54, of Annandale, Virginia, grew up in New Jersey, Indiana and Massachusetts and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1981 before serving 22 years in the military, according to a family statement. After his career, he oversaw the design and procurement of ships for the Navy.
Bodrog and his family (wife of 23 years, Melanie, and daughters Isabel, 23, Sophie, 17, and Rita, 16) taught Sunday school for preschoolers, and he was active in Young Life, a Christian outreach group for high school students.
It was common to see him, in all weather, wearing shorts and a Boston Bruins jersey, walking his dog and helping shovel snow out of his elderly neighbors’ driveways.
• Richard Michael Ridgell, 52, of Westminster, Maryland; Sylvia Frasier, 53, of Waldorf, Maryland; John Roger Johnson, 73, of Derwood, Maryland; Frank Kohler, 50, of Tall Timbers, Maryland; Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46, of Waldorf, Maryland; Vishnu Shalchendia Pandit, 61, of North Potomac, Maryland; Mary Francis Knight, 51, of Reston, Virginia; and Gerald L. Read, 58, of Alexandria, Virginia.
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