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(5 May, 2011)

 

Media Advisory

 

State Military Honors To Be Awarded On Vietnam Veterans' Remembrance Day In Holmdel

 

 

 


WHO/WHAT: Raymond L. Zawacki, the Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs, and local elected officials will present the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal and other state military awards to more than 75 Veterans, mostly from Monmouth County. U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-12 th Dist.) will be the guest speaker as the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation will hold its annual New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day.

 

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

 

WHERE: New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, Holmdel (Garden State Parkway)

  

THE STORY: This medal ceremony is held in conjunction with the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Foundation's (NJVVMF) annual New Jersey Vietnam Veterans' Remembrance Day.

 

In 1991, the state legislature of New Jersey designated May 7 as New Jersey Vietnam Veteran's Remembrance Day to honor those who served in the military during the Vietnam Era, from 1959 to 1975. More than 200,000 New Jersey residents served in the armed forces during that time.

 

Again at this year's ceremony, the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will be awarding a number of New Jersey State medals including the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. 

 

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.

 

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, have proof of having served in combat while on active duty during wartime. The DSM can be awarded posthumously to the next-of-kin of a veteran who meets the criteria.

 

Anyone interested in applying for the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal should call 1-888-8NJ-VETS, to request an application.

 

Veterans invited to Vietnam Veterans' Remembrance Day May 7, 2011

 

Award

First Name

Last Name

War

Branch

City

County

DSM

Eugene

Allen

Desert Storm

Air Force

Allentown

Monmouth

MSM & VSM

Forrest

Andrews

Vietnam War

Navy

N.Brunswick

Middlesex

DSM

Travis

Boyce

Iraqi Freedom

Marine Corps

Freehold

Monmouth

DSM

Vincent

Breuel

World War II

Army

Monmouth

Monmouth

MSM

Raymond

Bucko

Lebanon

Marine Corps

Hazlet

Monmouth

MSM & VSM

Thomas

Campagna

Vietnam War

Army

Howell

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

David

Campos

Vietnam War

Army

South River

Middlesex

VSM

G. Stephen

Capasso

Vietnam War

Army

Runnemede

Camden

DSM & VSM

John

Carney

Vietnam War

Marine Corps

Matawan

Middlesex

DSM & VSM

Peter

Celentano

Vietnam War

Army

Freehold

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Nathaniel

Cooke

Vietnam War

Army

Irvington

Essex

DSM & VSM

Michael

Corcoran

Vietnam War

Army

Port Monmouth

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Robert

Cutro

Vietnam War

Army

Ocean

Monmouth

MSM & VSM

Fred

DeLuca

Vietnam War

Marine Corps

Millstone Township

Monmouth

DSM

Carmine

DeLucia

World War II

Army

Hazlet

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Gary

DeSarno

Vietnam War

Army

Wall Township

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Thomas

Duffy

Vietnam War

Army

Delran

Burlington

DSM & VSM

Dieter

Engelhardt

Vietnam War

Air Force

Matawan

Monmouth

MSM & VSM

Richard

Engle

Vietnam War

Navy

North Brunswick

Middlesex

DSM & VSM

Martin

Estenes

Vietnam War

Army

Freehold

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Peter

Fama

Vietnam War

Army

Milltown

Middlesex

DSM & VSM

Terrance

Fearon

Vietnam War

Navy

Brielle

Monmouth

DSM

Edmund

Feger

Bosnia

Navy

Asbury Park

Monmouth

DSM

Jarrett

Feldman

Iraqi Freedom

Army

Ocean Grove

Monmouth

DSM

James

Fenlon

World War II

Army

Red Bank

Monmouth

DSM/C &VSM

Paul

Goubeaud

Vietnam DS/DS

Air Force

Mercer

Mercer

DSM & VSM

Joseph

Hammond

Vietnam War

Army

Highlands

Monmouth

DSM & KSM

Walter

Hobbs

Korean War

Army

Howell

Monmouth

DSM

Christine

Hobbs-Russell

Desert Storm

Marine Corps

Howell

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Harvey

Hogan

Vietnam War

Navy

Spring Lake Heights

Monmouth

DSM

Michael

Hrehowsik

Enduring Freedom

Army

Middletown

Monmouth

DSM

George

Huss

World War II

Navy

Brick

Ocean

DSM

Robert

Huss

World War II

Army

Spring Lake

Monmouth

DSM&VSM

James

Jefferson

Vietnam War

Marine Corps

Camden

Camden

DSM

James

Jernigan

Desert Storm

Marine Corps

Hillsborough

Somerset

DSM & VSM

Harold

Jones

Vietnam War

Air Force

Rumson

Monmouth

MSM & VSM

Julian

Knaster

Vietnam War

Army

Red Bank

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Marcel

Krater

Vietnam War

Navy

Brick

Ocean

DSM & VSM

Martin

Kuminski

Vietnam War

Army

Red Bank

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Kenneth

Lachowicz

Vietnam War

Air Force

Iselin

Middlesex

DSM & VSM

Kenneth

Layne

Vietnam War

Navy

Freehold

Monmouth

DSM

Norman

Long

World War II

Navy

Middletown

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Everett

Lucas

Vietnam War

Army

Eatontown

Monmouth

MSM & VSM

Roderick

MacKenzie

Vietnam War

Marine Corps

Ocean

Monmouth

DSM

Mario

Marino

World War II

Army

Ocean

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Ernest

McKay

Vietnam War

Army

Newark

Essex

MSM & VSM

Ronald

Miller

Vietnam War

Marine Corps

Robbinsville

Mercer

DSM&VSM

Harold

Murphy

Vietnam War

Army

South Amboy

Middlesex

DSM & VSM

Joseph

Nagy

Vietnam War

Army

Milltown

Middlesex

DSM & VSM

Demarest

Newman

Vietnam War

Marine Corps

Middletown

Monmouth

DSM

Anthony

Niwore

Enduring Freedom

Air Force

Cream Ridge

Monmouth

MSM & VSM

Joseph

O'Connor

Vietnam War

Air Force

Jackson

Ocean

DSM & VSM

Michael

Orlando

Vietnam War

Air Force

Metuchen

Middlesex

DSM & VSM

Valentine

Ortense

Vietnam War

Navy

Saddle Brook

Bergen

DSM & VSM

James

Perrone

Vietnam War

Army

Ridgewood

Passaic

DSM & VSM

James

Petillo

Vietnam War

Air Force

Brielle

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Joseph

Piacenti

Vietnam War

Army

Rivervale

Bergen

DSM/C &VSM

Charles

Provini

Vietnam War

Marine Corps

Red Bank

Monmouth

MSM & VSM

Royal

Roberts

Vietnam War

Army

Farmingdale

Monmouth

MSM & VSM

Angel

Rodriguez

Vietnam War

Army

Lincroft

Monmouth

DSM

John

Santiago

Desert Storm

Army

Trenton

Mercer

DSM & VSM

Anthony

Santoro

Vietnam War

Army

Nutley

Essex

DSM & VSM

Stevan

Scarano

Vietnam War

Marine Corps

Freehold

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

James

Sciallo

Vietnam War

Navy

West Long Beach

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Albert

Semmel

Vietnam War

Marine Corps

Highlands

Monmouth

MSM & VSM

Morris

Sherak

Vietnam War

Army

Freehold

Monmouth

DSM

Daniel

Stump

Iraqi Freedom

Marine Corps

Little Silver

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Francis

Sullivan

Vietnam War

Marine Corps

Howell

Monmouth

DSM

Alan

Talarsky

Desert Storm

Navy

Monmouth

Middlesex

DSM

Jonathan

Tango

Iraqi Freedom

Army

Tinton Falls

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Edward

Thornton

Vietnam War

Navy

Little Egg Horbor

Ocean

DSM & VSM

Frederick

Tritthart

Vietnam War

Army

Ocean

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Ernest

Vodarsik

Vietnam War

Navy

Colts Neck

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Edward

Wetmore

Vietnam War

Army

Little Egg Harbor

Ocean

MSM&VSM

Richard

Williams

Vietnam War

Army

Belford

Monmouth

DSM & VSM

Robert

Woyciechowicz

Vietnam War

Air Force

South River

Middlesex


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