Remembering 9/11 and My Friend Doug

Times may change, but memories are everlasting…

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Douglas Jason Irgang

While Doug’s future was bright, his wedding day never arrived. Instead, a memorial service was held in our hometown to honor his life and legacy — and mourn his untimely death.

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Lucky at Love

The New York Times wrote the following about Doug in a tribute entitled, “Lucky Beyond the Odds”…

  • “And he was on board the Long Island Rail Road train when Colin Ferguson went on a [shooting] rampage.”
  • “Then one day, the woman scribbled her phone number on the newspaper and told him to call. He did. They were engaged a year and a half later, and set a wedding date for Dec. 22 [2001].”
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Times may change, yet memories remain.

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Nightmarish Day

I vividly recall that nightmarish day.

This was our collective worst nightmare come true: America was under attack!

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Getting Home

I contacted my wife and told her I was okay and on my way home. However, due to all of the uncertainty, I chose to flee on foot rather than take public transportation— as I thought the transit system could likewise be targeted.

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