ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- To honor the memory of Lieutenant Colonel John Kapferer, Mayor Dave Fried led a Monday morning ceremony including a drive-by parade, salute, street renaming of Newtown Boulevard. Kapferer, a proud member and Commander-in-Chief of American Legion Post 530, passed away on April 17 at the age of 75 after battling Leukemia and was one of the most decorated veteran in our town’s history.
This is the first time that Robbinsville Township has renamed a street after a resident.
Kapfered was drafted at a young age, and completed Officer's Candidate School, to serve in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Kapferer served two tours of duty in Vietnam for which he was awarded four Purple Heart medals, a Bronze Star, the Vietnamese Service Award, and an Army Commendation.
Members of the Boys Scouts from Troop/Pack 79 spread 300 miniature American flags along the parade route.
Council members Vince Calcagno, president Ron Witt and Dan Schuberth joined in the presentation of a Resolution that was unanimously approved by Council on April 23.
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