Winter 2007 Edition NJDMAVA Veterans

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The New Jersey Veteran Journal is an official publication of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and is intended to serve New Jersey's veterans, their families, friends and concerned individuals and groups. All correspondence should be sent to the editor at:

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New Jersey presents 1st POW-MIA Medals

Ocean County Donation

On Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, the first presentations of the New Jersey’s POW-MIA Medal were made to 28 veterans who were former prisoners of war, or to family members of those listed as missing in action. The first recipient was posthumously awarded by Brig. Gen. Frank Carlini, Assemblyman Jack Connors and other dignitaries to Army Sergeant Clifford Alling and received by his wife Angela.

The occasion was the Sixth Annual POW-MIA Remembrance Day Breakfast, held at The Merion in Cinnaminson and sponsored by Connors who chairs the Assembly’s Committee on Veterans Affairs. More than 600 people attended the event. The state’s newest award was designed by Associate Professor Hannah Ueno-Olsen, of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.