MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
(2 March, 2009)
Area Veterans Visit Monmouth Mall To
Receive State's Top Military Award
WHAT: Presentation of the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal and other state service medals to 27 Monmouth County combat veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation's Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
WHO: Retired Army Brig. Gen. Frank Carlini, Director, Veterans Health Services, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will present medals.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Center Court of Monmouth Mall, (off Route 36 & 35) Eatontown
DETAILS: The N.J. Distinguished Service Medal was originally issued in 1858 for those who distinguished themselves in the New Jersey Militia. In 1988 the State of New Jersey was looking for an appropriate way to honor all of these returning combat veterans and acknowledge the debt the state owed them for their service. The N.J. DSM was then authorized for that purpose. It is New Jersey's highest military award.
In order to be eligible for the Distinguished Service Medal you must meet all the following criteria: currently be a resident of New Jersey, have been a resident of New Jersey at the time you entered into military service, have been honorably discharged and have proof of having served in combat while on active duty during wartime.
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The next presentation of the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal and other state service medals will take place on Tuesday, April 21 at the Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence.
List of Recipients - Monmouth Mall - March 3, 2009