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Near Basking Ridge in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Richard J. Guadagno

September 26, 1962 - September 11, 2001

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, May 23, 2014
1. Richard J. Guadagno Marker
Inscription.  Richard J. Guadagno, a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) employee, passionately devoted his life to the conservation of natural resources. He was the Refuge Mangaer of Humbolt Bay National Wildlife Refuge in California and a trained law enforcement officer when his flight, United Airlines 93, was hijacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001. Rich was among the brave passengers and flight crew whose heroic actions prevented further tragedy that fateful day.

Rich grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University in 1984. After several positions with NJ Fish & Wildlife and USFWS, his first refuge manager position, as a trainee, was obtained at Great Swamp in 1988. Rich managed four more refuges before moving to Humbolt Bay NWR in 2000.

WE WILL NEVER FORGET
 
Erected by Department of the Interior - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersEnvironmentHeroes.
 
Location. 40° 43.142′ N, 74° 31.562′ 
Richard J. Guadagno Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 23, 2014
2. Richard J. Guadagno Marker
W. Marker is near Basking Ridge, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Lees Hill Road. Marker is located at the Visitor Center of The Great Swamp Wildlife Refuge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Basking Ridge NJ 07920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Madisonville (approx. ¾ mile away); Washington’s Route from Princeton to Morristown (approx. ¾ mile away); Southard Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); “George” 2001 (approx. 1.2 miles away); William Childs (approx. 1.2 miles away); Basking Ridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church Graveyard (approx. 1½ miles away); Early Church (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Basking Ridge.
 
Information Display At The Great Swamp Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 23, 2014
3. Information Display At The Great Swamp Visitor Center
Information Display At The Great Swamp Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 23, 2014
4. Information Display At The Great Swamp Visitor Center
Information Display At The Great Swamp Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 23, 2014
5. Information Display At The Great Swamp Visitor Center
Information Display At The Great Swamp Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 23, 2014
6. Information Display At The Great Swamp Visitor Center
Information Display At The Great Swamp Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, May 23, 2014
7. Information Display At The Great Swamp Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 24, 2014, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 24, 2014, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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