Remembering 1993 Victim Wilfredo Mercado

Remembering 1993 Victim Wilfredo Mercado

Digital photograph of Wilfredo Mercado taken by Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum.

Born in Lima, Peru, Wilfredo Mercado lived in East New York, Brooklyn, with his wife, Olga, and their two daughters. Wilfredo worked two jobs at the World Trade Center: weekdays as Windows on the World’s purchasing agent and weekends as a security guard. On Feb. 26, 1993, he was receiving food deliveries in the complex’s basement when a bomb exploded in the nearby parking garage. Wilfredo was 37 years old.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff