US soldier hoped to team up with ISIS to attack 9/11 Memorial: feds

A 20-year-old US Army soldier has been arrested after attempting to join ISIS and attack the 9/11 Memorial in New York City, reports Kate Sheehy for the NY Post.

Pfc. Cole James Bridges aka Cole Gonzales, of Stow, Ohio, had a number of discussions plotting attacks on US soldiers and places in the US. He offered diagrams and plots and made a video, assumed that his contact was an ISIS member. The contact was really an undercover FBI informant.

Bridges has been in the Third Infantry Division out of Fort Stewart since 2019.

He faces charges including providing material support to a foreign terror organization and the attempted murder of US servicemen.

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Twin Towers attacks changed the life of new Jets coach Robert Saleh

The new coach of the Jets, Robert Saleh, was 22 on September 11, 2001.  He was a credit analyst at a Michigan bank, but wasn’t happy with the work.

His brother David was in New York at a new job with Morgan Stanley on the 61st floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower. David Saleh survived the attacks, but Robert realized that life was short and decided to quit finance and pursue his dream of working in football.

He has had great success, rising from college defensive assistant in 2002 to the first Muslim NFL coach in 2021, reports Al Iannazzone for Newsday.

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Retired NYPD Officer Reginald Cooley honored by loved ones at homegoing service

A celebration of the life of retired NYPD Officer Reginald Cooley was held on January 16, 2021.

The service was by invitation only due to COVID-19 and honored the life and service of Reginald Cooley, 61, a 21-year veteran of the NYPD who died of World Trade Center-related cancer.

Officer Cooley served the NYPD in Harlem and also was a reverend on the 49th Precinct Clergy Council, reported Bronx News 12.

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