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IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(5 May, 2009)

 

 

Media Advisory

 

State Military Awards To Be Presented On Vietnam Remembrance Day

   


WHO/WHAT: During the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Remembrance Day event, retired Army Col. Stephen G. Abel, Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs, will present the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and other state military awards to more than 80 veterans with 29 from Monmouth, 23 from Ocean and rest from Burlington, Camden, Essex, Middlesex and Union counties.

These combat veterans served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Operations' Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Operations' Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.

 

WHEN: Thursday, May 7 at 11 a.m.

 

WHERE: New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located on the ground of the PNC Arts Center, Garden State Parkway, exit 116.

 

There is more about the Memorial and Remembrance Day at www.njvvmf.org

 

Day of event POC is Kryn Westhoven , cell phone 732-902-1758.

FIRST

LAST

WAR

CITY

Donald

Altenburger

Vietnam

Pemberton

Keith

Arrojo, Sr.

World War II

Springfield

Matthew

Bailey

Operation Iraq Freedom

Medford

Walter

Bauer

Vietnam

Jackson

Edward

Bender, III

Vietnam

Millville

Thomas

Bifulco

Vietnam

Ocean

Daniel

Bogota

Operation Enduring Freedom

Toms River

Zygmunt

Borowik

Vietnam

Succasunna

Harvey

Boyce

Vietnam

Howell

Philip

Buffalo

Vietnam

Hasbrouck Heights

Richard

Buggelli

Vietnam

Oxford

Ronald

Croce

Vietnam

Woodbury

Francis

Daly

Vietnam

West Keansburg

Russell

Dawson

Vietnam

Middletown

Anthony

De John

Vietnam

Hazlet

Robert

Di Biase

Vietnam

Toms River

Alexander

Docherty

Vietnam

Kearny

Richard

Farley

Vietnam

Cliffwood Beach

Alan

Fass

Vietnam

Bridgewater

George

Feeney

Vietnam

Montclair

Ralph

Fretta

Vietnam

Jackson

Richard

Furlong

Vietnam

Port Monmouth

Robert

Gawron

Vietnam

East Windsor

Craig

Hadley

Vietnam

Brielle

Richard

Heid

Vietnam

Keansburg

James

Hewitson

Vietnam

Neptune City

Frank

Hodroski, Jr.

Vietnam

Jackson

Harry

Hunter

Lebanon Peacekeeping

West Keansburg

David

Huntley

Vietnam

Toms River

John

Jones

Desert Shield/Desert Storm

Eatontown

Charles

Kaba

Vietnam

Manchester

Peter

Kady

Vietnam

Jamesburg

John

Kapferer

Vietnam

Robbinsville

Michael

Kent

Vietnam

Aberdeen

Jerrold

Klaus

Vietnam

Manahawkin

Gerald

Klossek

Vietnam

Brick

Irvin

Knight

Vietnam

Marlboro

William

Leonard

Vietnam

Red Bank

Mario

Losapio

Vietnam

Belford

Michael

Lynch

Korean

Belford

E. Lamar

Mackson

Vietnam

Plainfield

Thomas

Mattison

Vietnam

Lakewood

George

McCarthy

Vietnam

Browns Mills

George

McDonald

Vietnam

Englishtown

Robert

McGee

Vietnam

Howell

Ronald

McHale

Vietnam

Brick

Joseph

McKee

Vietnam

Manchester

John

McMackin

Vietnam

Atlantic Highlands

Harry

Merriman

Korean & Vietnam

Neptune City

Patrick

Mescal

Vietnam

Middletown

Bruce

Miccio

Vietnam

Jackson

Robert

Milder

Vietnam

Caldwell

John

Milone

Vietnam

Whiting

Daryl

Morrison

Operation Enduring Freedom

Neptune

Gerard

Mulligan

Vietnam

Toms River

Michael

Nehrebecki

Vietnam

Forked River

Kenneth

Neuffer

Vietnam

Westville

Henry

Okuszka

Korean

Hazlet

Vernon

O'Meally

Vietnam

Atlantic Highlands

Anthony

Paglucci

World War II

Manchester

James

Paglucci

Vietnam

Manchester

John

Pierce

Vietnam

Butler

Andrew

Rodnite

Vietnam

Little Egg Harbor

Roderic

Schmidt

Vietnam

Waretown

Franklin

Schuyler

Vietnam

Mount Holly

David

Silverglate

Vietnam

Freehold

Richard

Skodmin

Vietnam

Manahawkin

Anthony

Skodmin

Vietnam

Iselin

Willie

Speight

Vietnam

Orange

Ronald

Spranzani

Vietnam

Butler

Arthur

Stallings

Vietnam

Hillside

Raymond

Taylor, Sr.

Korean

Fairhaven

Francis

Vignola

Vietnam

Hazlet

Arthur

Voorhees

World War II

Old Bridge

William

Wallace

Vietnam

Middletown

Michael

Walters

Vietnam

Middlesex

Edward

Ward

Vietnam

Lakewood

Francis

Ward

World War I

Old Bridge

Ronald

Weils

Vietnam

Barnegat

John

Wicke

Vietnam

Ocean

Kerry

Wilson, Jr.

Vietnam

Eatontown

Peter

Yurecko

World War II

Holmdel

     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. For additional information visit www.nj.gov/military/veterans/awards/distinguished_service/index.html

 

     The next presentation of the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal and other state service medals will take place on Thursday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m., Hamilton Mall, Mays Landing.

 


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