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Raritan Celebrates John Basilone With Annual Parade Sunday

September 23, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - The annual John Basilone Parade marched through Raritan Sunday to honor the legacy of the late Marine.

Basilone, of Raritan, received the Medal of Honor for his service during the Battle for Henderson Field in the Guadalcanal Campaign, and the Navy Cross posthumously for heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was the only enlisted Marine to receive both honors for World War ...

Post Office Renamed in Honor of Local Marine Hero John Basilone

RARITAN, NJ – USMC Gunnery Sgt. John Basilone, a local hero and true American hero, will be honored by the US Postal Service with the naming of the Raritan Post Office in his honor, 73 years after he gave his life on the beaches of Iwo Jima in the closing days of WWII.

The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21  at the Church of St. Joseph, 16 East Somerset St, next door ...

A Personal Tribute to John McCain in Raritan Township

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, NJ – Whatever you do, don’t call it a “hat.”

In the Navy, it’s called a “cover,” Township Committeeman Craig O’Brien explained at Tuesday’s Committee meeting, as he placed it on the dais.

The Navy has special words for lots of things, O’Brien said. The distinction was perhaps trivial, but was part of something ...

Patriots Honor Former Seal Team VI Commander

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will welcome retired U.S. Navy Captain Ron Yeaw of SEAL Team VI to TD Bank Ballpark for the team’s game against the York Revolution scheduled for 7:05 pm on Friday, Aug.17th.

Yeaw will be the team’s special guest and will throw out a ceremonial first pitch before the game. He will also address the front office staff and the team ...

Hillsborough Honors Purple Heart Recipients

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Combat veterans that are recipients of the Purple Heart were honored in ceremonies hosted by the township Tuesday at the Garden of Honor on the grounds of the Municipal Complex, 369 South Branch Road.

Mayor Gloria McCauley welcomed the veterans and the public to the ceremony just prior to a rain storm. A reception was held indoors following the ceremony.

The Purple ...

Somerset County Stands Up for Veterans



SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Office of Veterans Services stands ready to provide a variety of services to service veterans of World War II, Korea and Vietnam to more recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their families.

Veterans Services Director Peter Niemiec provided an update on his office’s many programs at a recent Board of ...


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