BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Bridgewater Township has renamed Ardsley Lane as "Frank DeVita Lane" in honor of the World War II veteran.
The township recently honored DeVita, who lives on Ardsley Lane, for his 95th birthday with a parade by first responders, friends and township officials. And on July 4, in a special surprise for him, the township and the Knights of Columbus recognized him with the honorary naming of the road as Frank DeVita Lane.
An additional sign recognizing the renaming will be placed above the regular street sign.
DeVita was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, assigned to the USS Samuel Chase, during World War II. He served as a gunner's mate third class and crewed a Higgins boat on 15 D-Day landings.
In addition, DeVita was part of the first wave on June 6, 1944, that brought the Big Red One onto Omaha Beach. He has received many accolades and medals for his actions during the war.