DENVILLE, NJ –Andrew Fisher IV received a Denville Challenge Coin and a certificate of appreciation from Mayor Thomas Andes on Tuesday, May 21, for his honorable military service to the country. Fisher served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1965-1968 and in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1968-1971.

“When I came home from my service in the Vietnam War, no one seemed to care, and I’m so grateful to you for caring now,” Fisher stated, who spent 29 months in Germany during the Vietnam-era. “I ask you to join me in remembering the 58,000 who did not come back.”

Fisher is a retired print, broadcast and digital journalist. He served one semester as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and has lectured at New York University, Rutgers University, Seton Hall Law School, Barnard College and Ramapo College. 

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A resident of Denville for 47 years, Fisher accepted the coin and certificate alongside his wife, Ann Fisher.

Mayor Andes made the presentation at the Township of Denville Municipal Council meeting as part of the Veterans’ Recognition Ceremony, a feature the mayor has included in his report to the council from time-to-time since Nov. 2017.

This article has been updated to include Fisher's station during the Vietnam War and his post-war profession. is a member of the New Jersey Press Association and is a hyperlocal news site that serves residents, organizations and business owners of Denville, New Jersey.

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