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Veterans of Montville: Chip Cutler, U.S. Navy

August 4, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – Recently, TAPinto Montville spoke to Montville resident and VFW Post 5481 member Chip Cutler about his service.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Cutler joined the Navy in 1964 and became a member of the Construction Battalion, which was nicknamed the Seabees, after the initials C.B. He learned to be an electrician and was sent to Okinawa for a year. He served 10 months in Vietnam ...

Montville's Hero and POW Hjalmar Johansson Dies

MONTVILLE, NJ – Montville resident and World War II prisoner of war Hjalmar Johansson died suddenly on June 30. He was 92.

Johansson was a nose gunner in the Air Force during WWII in a B-24 bomber aircraft. He was shot down during his first mission and then survived six months in a German prisoner of war camp. One of 17,000 prisoners, he was freed by the Russian forces. By that ...

Heroes of Montville Twp: Army 1st Lt Lindsey Danilack

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Hall of Fame inducted its first MTHS graduate to attend West Point Military Academy, Army First Lieutenant Lindsey Danilack. Her father, Mark, introduced her, and his pride was obvious for Lindsey, who is an Apache helicopter pilot.

Mark talked about how Lindsey was first captain at West Point when she was a senior, and only the fourth woman to hold ...

Veterans Speak About Their War Experiences at Montville Library

MONTVILLE, NJ – Residents gathered at the Montville Township Public Library on Nov. 9 to hear the stories of veterans from VFW Post 5481, a rare treat for even fellow members of the post, one post member said.

Gerry Gemian, who served in the Pacific in World War II and was a Staff Sergeant in the Army, wanted to explain about the Pacific theater.

“I saw action in the Marshall ...

Veterans of Montville: Major Charles Ferry, USAF, Commander of VFW Post 5481

MONTVILLE, NJ – TAPinto Montville recently spoke with VFW Post 5481 Commander Charles Ferry about his service in the U.S. Air Force.

Commander Ferry was born in West Orange and attended Upsala College in East Orange where he was enrolled in the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He graduated from pilot training in May of 1957. He was stationed on bases across the United ...


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