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IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(25 Sept., 2013)

 

 

 

Media Advisory

 

Ocean City Music Pier To Host Veterans Medal Ceremony

 


WHO/WHAT: Brig. Gen. Michael Cunniff, The Adjutant General, New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, will present state military awards to more than 16 veterans, the majority from Ocean county with veterans from Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties. Veterans will be honored for service in Korea, Vietnam, and Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m.

 

WHERE: Music Pier, Ocean City, Moorlyn Terrace at the boardwalk

           

THE STORY: 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 NJ 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.

 

For additional information visit: 

www.nj.gov/military/veterans/awards/distinguished_service/index.html

 

Veterans invited to Ocean City Music Pier ceremony are as follows:

 

First Name

Last Name

War

Branch

City

Boleslaw

Burak

Enduring Freedom

US Air Force

Vineland

Edward A.

Monks

Korean War

US Army

Little Egg Harbor

Robert J.

Adams

Vietnam War

US Army

Little Egg Harbor

Charles B.

Aurand

Vietnam War

US Army

Manchester

Henry P.

Brandt

Vietnam War

US Army

Manahawkin

Frank

Fiorella, Jr.

Vietnam War

US Army

Pt. Pleasant

James

Hatch

Vietnam War

US Navy

Swainton

Edward M.

Jacob, Jr.

Vietnam War

US Army

Manahawkin

Thomas E.

Lund, Jr.

Vietnam War

US Army

Bayville

Charles W.

Miller, Jr.

Vietnam War

US Army

Millville

Robert C.

Morrows

Vietnam War

US Army

Pine Beach

Anthony S.

Penicaro

Vietnam War

US Army

Manahawkin

Hector E.

Rivera

Vietnam War

US Army

Manchester

Frank E.

Pschorr, Jr.

Vietnam War

US Army

Toms River

William T.

Swayne

Vietnam War

US Army

Heislerville

Ronald O.

Vanone

Vietnam War

US Army

Manahawkin

Joseph

Candiotti

Korean War

US Army

Lakewood

 


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