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Chatham Veterans Remember Flag Raised at Iwo Jima in Green Village Ceremony

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Veteran William DiLuca, 91, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps who fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II Credits: TAP Chatham
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Rev. Frederick Boyle and Janet Doherty during Veterans Day ceremony held next to the Green Village Fire Department Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chatham Township Committee member Karen Swartz and Mayor Kevin Sullivan, a former captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, at Veterans Day ceremony Credits: TAP Chatham
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Green Village Fire Chief Matt Behre places wreath in honor of the Veterans Credits: TAP Chatham
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CHATHAM, NJ - Rev. Frederick Boyle told the story about how former Green Village resident and Marine Corps Veteran George Greeley Wells carried the first American Flag to be raised after the Battle of Iwo Jima was won in World War II, at the Veterans Day ceremony held at the Green Village Fire Department on Wednesday.

Wells was 1st Lieutenant in the Marine Corps who participated in the well-documented Battle of Iwo Jima. He was carrying the first flag raised after the battle was won. 

Rev. Frederick Boyle tells story about flag raised at Iwo Jima and reads a poem about Veterans at the ceremony held Wednesday morning.

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William DiLuca, 91, a resident of Madison, is one of the Marine Corps members surviving from the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

"I landed on Feb. 17 with the third wave of Marines," DiLuca said, "and I stayed to the end."

Green Village Fire Chief Matt Behre placed a wreath at the ceremony and Janet Doherty spoke in honoring the veterans.

To read a Veterans Day message from Chatham Township Mayor Kevin Sullivan Click Here.

 

 

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