Bronx firefighters ensure hero's memory will live on
Christian Engledrum was a father, husband, FDNY officer and finally a sergeant in the Army National Guard, which is where he eventually lost his noble life. However, the firehouse of Ladder 61 held a ceremony Friday ensuring Engledrum?s memory would live on.
Family, comrades and city officials gathered at the Bronx firehouse, one year after Engledrum died, to honor the fallen soldier with a plaque. The plaque will share a space with the names of other firemen who have died in the line of duty.
Engledrum is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. He left behind a wife, two sons and a baby daughter, whom he never met.