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IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(4 October, 2010)

 

 

Media Advisory

Veterans To Receive Medals During First Day Of Outreach Program Stop At

Brunswick Square Mall

 

 

 

 

 


WHAT/WHO: Awards ceremony for 41combat veterans of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Operations Iraqi Freedom. The invited veterans and families include 33 Middlesex County residents and veterans from Somerset and Union Counties. Ray Zawacki, Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans' Affairs will present the medals. This begins a three-day visit to the mall of the Veterans Outreach Kiosk, it has been two-years since the last visit to this mall.

 

WHEN: Oct. 5, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.

 

WHERE: Brunswick Square Mall, 755 State Route 18 in East Brunswick. The kiosk is located in the cen ter court behind the Customer Service Desk

 

DETAILS: The New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will staff the kiosk from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 5, 6 and 7.

 

THE STORY: The ‘One Mall a Month' schedule for the Veterans Outreach Program is an effort by the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to talk one-on-one with veterans or their family members about the wide variety of state and federal veterans benefits.

 

    Ten percent of our nation's veterans receive compensation from the Veterans Administration (VA) for a service-connected disability. Here in New Jersey that number is only eight percent. With 500,000 Veterans in the Garden State, that means that there are more than 10,000 veterans who should be receiving compensation, but are not.

The Veterans Outreach Program wants to find these veterans and assist them in filing their claims if they choose to do so. To find out more about this program or your veteran benefits call 1-888-8NJ-VETS.

 

      The N.J. Distinguished Service Medal (NJ DSM) was originally issued in 1858 for those who distinguished themselves in the New Jersey Militia, but was used infrequently until re-authorized by Governor Kean in 1988. The N.J. DSM was then authorized for that purpose. It is New Jersey's highest military award. Since its re-authorization in 1988, more than 30,000 medals have been awarded to combat veterans from New Jersey.

 

      Anyone interested in applying for the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal should call 1-800-624-0508, Press 7, to request an application.

 

Next kiosk stop on Nov. 8*, 9 and 10 - Ocean County Mall, Toms River
*Medal Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 8 – Kiosk hours 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily

 

 

New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal List Of Recipients

Brunswick Square Mall - Oct. 5, 2010

RANK

FIRST NAME

LAST NAME

WAR

CITY

PETTY OFFICER 2 CLASS

CHESTER

BOJARSKI

VIETNAM

SOUTH PLAINFIELD

SPECIALIST 5

CAESAR

BRAYANT, JR

VIETNAM

SOUTH PLAINFIELD

STAFF SERGEANT

WESLEY

BURNS

KOREAN

PLAINFIELD

PRIVATE 1ST CLASS

WILLIE

CARR

VIETNAM

SOMERSET

CAPTAIN

ALBERT

CATTANI

WWII

OLD BRIDGE

FIRST LIEUTENANT

HELENE

CATTANI

WWII

OLD BRIDGE

SPECIALIST 5

ALAN

COHEN

VIETNAM

MONROE TWP

FIRST LIEUTENANT

JASON

CORNWELL

O.I.F.

OLD BRIDGE

SERGEANT

JOHN

CURRERI

VIETNAM

MATAWAN

PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS

CHARLES

DEVINE

VIETNAM

MIDDLESEX

QUARTERMASTER 1ST CLASS

DANIEL

DILGER JR

WWII

WYCKOFF

FIRST LIEUTENANT

ARNOLD

GARBER

VIETNAM

MONROE TWP

SERGEANT

MERVIN

GOOCH

VIETNAM

 

CORPORAL

THOMAS

JENKINS

VIETNAM

LAURENCE HARBOR

SERGEANT

ERICK

KASNER

VIETNAM

MONROE TWP

LANCE CORPORAL

MOSES

KATZ

VIETNAM

MONROE TWP

SERGEANT

HARRY

LANGSTON

KOREAN

SOMERSET

SEAMAN

MARVIN

LEVINE

KOREAN

MONROE TWP

SPECIALIST 4

HENRY

LOPEZ

VIETNAM

MONROE TWP

LANCE CORPORAL

SANTE

MARTELLI

VIETNAM

HILLSBOROUGH

PETTY OFFICER 3 CLASS

EDWARD

MILDNER

VIETNAM

EDISON

TECHNICIAN 4 CLASS

STEPHEN

MOLNAR

WWII

MONROE TWP

SPECIALIST 4

VINCENT

MONDANO

VIETNAM

MONROE TWP

SPECIALIST 4

SALEEM

MUHAMMAD

VIETNAM

AVENEL

TECHNICIAN 5TH CLASS

WILLIAM

O'BRIEN

WWII

AVENEL

SPECIALIST 4

MICHAEL

O'GRADY

VIETNAM

MONROE TWP

STAFF SERGEANT

SIMEONA

RODRIGUEZ

O.I.F.

NEW BRUNSWICK

CORPORAL

HYMAN

ROODENBURG

WWII

MONROE TWP

SERGEANT

RONALD

SABINE

VIETNAM

SOUTH AMBOY

PRIVATE

PHILIP

SCARDILLI JR

VIETNAM

SPOTSWOOD

AIRMAN FIRST CLASS

LAWRENCE

SCHNITZER

VIETNAM

MONROE TWP

SERGEANT

JOSEPH

SEDLACEK

O.I.F.

KEASBEY

CORPORAL

PETER

SPERANZA

KOREAN

MONROE TWP

SERGEANT

CHARLES

SPICUZZO JR

VIETNAM

MILLTOWN

SPECIALIST

BRIAN

SPISSO JR

O.I.F.

SOUTH PLAINFIELD

SERGEANT

ROY

THOMAS

VIETNAM

HILLSIDE

PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS

RAYMOND

TOTH

WWII

SOUTH PLAINFIELD

SERGEANT FIRST CLASS

JOHN

TURK

KOREAN

RAHWAY

CAPTAIN

MITCHELL

WALTON

VIETNAM

SOMERSET

STAFF SERGEANT

EDWARD

WISNIEWSKI

WWII

TURNERSVILLE

SPECIALIST 4

WILLIAM

ZNIDARSIC

VIETNAM

WOODBRIDGE


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