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Perry, center, relaxes with his two roommates in a London pub about a week before the
crash of Pan Am Flight 103. Both roommates were killed in the disaster.
throughout the semester, that with
Ken's luck the flight would crash.
And it did.
It was funny at the time. Just
three friends making wisecracks. But
now, to Perry, there's no humor in
"Ken was one of the nicest,
brightest, hardworking guys you've
ever met. A true friend who would
go out of his way for you. Ken
probably would have been a friend I
would have had for the next 20 or 30
years... And then this thing hap-
pened and I felt terrible that we were
joking about it," he remembered.
This plane disaster isn't Perry's
first encounter with a friend's death
- a childhood friend was killed in a
car accident two years ago.
One of Perry's motivations for
goingabroad, the University, was a
major factor in securing his sanity
throughout the ordeal. Coming back
to the University, seeing his friends
who had called and worried about
him, back to the safety of Ann Ar-
bor and his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi,
helped him deal with his loss. He
knew he could come back to school
and lose himself in his classes and
activities, hopefully making it easier
not to think about his nightmare.
Investigators in Scotland have
now determined that a bomb placed
in a suitcase caused the crash. In
fact, two weeks before the flight, an
anonymous bomb threat was re-
ceived at the United States embassy
in Helsinki, Finland. It warned that a
bomb would be placed on a Pan
American flight originating in
Frankfurt, bound for the United
States. This threat, although passed
on to Pan American officials and
airport security, was not conveyed to
the public. In the days following the
disaster, a number of terrorist groups
claimed they had blown up the
"It was some lunatic, some sick
person did this. I went through hys-
teria, to disbelief, to extreme anger,
to a sense of numbness where I felt
it would just hit me. When different
people started claiming that it was
their act, as if it was something you
should be proud of and take credit
for... I wanted to kill the people re-
Perry sits forward, his indifference
replaced by frustration and anger. He
speaks quickly and anxiously -for the
first time since beginning his story.
"If I had been on that plane
there's nothing I could have done to
prevent dying. It's not like if I wore
my seatbelt on the plane, I might
have survived... They didn't have
Knowing how close he came to
being on the disastrous Flight 103,
and how near he was to the same fate
as the passengers aboard has influ-
enced his life, he says.
"It's affected my life in certain
ways. I'm more careful, I dowear
my seatbelt more. I guess we all
have to go through something to
make us realize how important it is.
"Senseless violence bothers me
more. I'm not reckless, but I am
living life with a zest. I value people
more than I did. Frieadships mean a
lot more to me, and my family is
Perry is again relaxed, passively
reclining in his chair. He stares out
the window, pausing as if searching
for the best way to define his
experience. He begins, slowly.
"As time goes on, I've been try-
ing to think about the now and the
future, and not think of the past as
much... Everyone thinks that they're
invulnerable, that death can't touch
them, like as the clich6 goes, 'it
won't happen to me.' I used to think
the same way."
Perry, like very few others, was
lucky - the other kind of luck -
the kind that saves lives.
'It's still hard for me to comprehend I'm never going to
see these people again. Especially with my two
roommates - I still think about Ken everyday.'
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