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LCpl Osbrany Montes De Oca Bridge

 
 
LCpl Osbrany Montes De Oca Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
1. LCpl Osbrany Montes De Oca Bridge Marker
North Arlington resident Lance Corporal Osbrany Montes de Oca was killed February 10, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Inscription.
Osbrany Montes De Oca   LCpl
KIA – 2/10/12 – Afghanistan

Operation Enduring Freedom
Memorial Bridge

 
Erected 2013.
 
Location. 40° 47.168′ N, 74° 8.821′ W. Marker is in Kearny, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is at the intersection of Belleville Turnpike (New Jersey Route 7) and River Road / Passaic Ave., on the left when traveling west on Belleville Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kearny NJ 07032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Route 7 Bridge (here, next to this marker); The Rutgers Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Rutgers Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dutch Church (about 500 feet away); School Number One (about 600 feet away); Revolutionary War Soldiers Monument (about 600 feet away); Belleville Reformed Church Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Josiah Hornblower (about 700 feet away).
 
More about this marker. The crest of the Unite States Marine Corps appears on the left of the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Article about the July 4th bridge dediction.
LCpl Osbrany Montes De Oca Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
2. LCpl Osbrany Montes De Oca Bridge Marker
(Submitted on September 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Bill from the 215th NJ Legislature authorizing the bridge renaming. (Submitted on September 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Afghanistan
 
Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
3. Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial Bridge Marker
Two markers exist for the bridge honoring Lance Corporal Montes De Oca, but neither one of them are located in his hometown of North Arlington.
Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 15, 2013
4. Second Marker
This identical marker is located on the west side of the bridge, in Belleville, NJ.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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