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Detective James Zadroga

Feb. 16, 1971 – Jan. 5, 2006

 
 
Detective James Zadroga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2016
1. Detective James Zadroga Marker
Inscription.
A son . . . a husband . . . a father . . . a hero.
After the terrorist attacks on the New York
World Trade Center, North Arlington resident,
New York Detective James Zadroga spent
weeks digging through the rubble.
First looking for survivors, he then searched for
remains to help bring closure to the families
who lost loved ones.
While helping others at Ground Zero, Detective
James Zadroga contracted an incurable lung
disease that would ultimately take his life.
His selfless desire to help others will always
be remembered.
“Donít feel sorry for me. I only did my job.”
James Zadroga

Gone But Not Forgotten
Sept. 11, 2001

 
Location. 40° 47.177′ N, 74° 7.379′ W. Marker is in North Arlington, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Schuyler Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the east side of James Zadroga Memorial Soccer Field, overlooking the site of Ground Zero. Marker is in this post office area: North Arlington NJ 07031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Arlington 9/11 Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Pope John Paul II (approx. half a mile away);
Detective James Zadroga Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2016
2. Detective James Zadroga Marker
North Arlington War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Pulaski Drive (approx. 0.7 miles away); Christopher Columbus (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Rutgers Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); Route 7 Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away); LCpl Osbrany Montes De Oca Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Arlington.
 
More about this marker. An image of Detective Zadroga appears at the top of the marker. The bottom of the marker features birds flying past the Twin Towers.
 
Categories. Disasters
 
Marker on Zadroga Field image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2016
3. Marker on Zadroga Field
James Zadroga Memorial Soccer Field image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2016
4. James Zadroga Memorial Soccer Field
The marker is located on this soccer field, named for Detective Zadroga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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