The Andrew J. Zabierek Foundation was formed in 2004, following the death of Lance Corporal Andrew J. Zabierek, a Marine from Chelmsford, MA.Lance Corporal Zabierek was killed in action in the Al Anbar province of Iraq while responding to a mortar attack outside his camp.He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and was honored by the town of Chelmsford with their Guardian Award in May of 2007. He was also awarded The Medal of Valor by the Chelmsford Elks in June of 2008. In an effort to create something positive from his passing, members of his family and community leaders created the foundation which bears his name in the hope of continuing the legacy of sacrifice and service that Andrew's memory inspires.
LCPL Andrew J. Zabierek Memorial Bridge in Chelmsford, MA
Bridge dedicated by local, state, and federal officials on 7 May 2005
The mission of the Andrew J. Zabierek Foundation is to honor the service of veterans, helping them to become leaders in their community by supporting their continued education. Toward this end, the Andrew J. Zabierek Foundation will undertake the following activities:
Provide educational scholarships for veterans in Massachusetts pursuing their college or technical degrees who have distinguished themselves through significant military service and remain committed to serving their communities
Work with other organizations and agencies to develop programs and support for veterans, and their families.
(c) Andrew J. Zabierek Foundation www.ajzfoundation.org 4 Pennsylvania Ave, Chelmsford, MA 01824 978-935-3253