Military & Veterans

December 16, 2018

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Volunteers blanketed the grave sites of hundreds of veterans with wreaths at Sacred Heart Cemetery Saturday as part of the national remembrance day sponsored by Wreaths Across American. The cemetery on Millstone-River Road is one of 1,400 sites nationally to honor America’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia L. Walsh and Sheriff Frank J. Provenzano were joined by local veterans in placing a wreath at Veterans Memorial Plaza on Grove Street on Dec. 13. Members of Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 27, and representatives from the Somerset ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ  - Sacred Heart Cemetery, 1096 Millstone River Road, is one of 1,400 sites nationally that will lay remembrance wreaths on the grave markers of US veterans during the Wreaths Across America observance on Saturday, Dec. 15 beginning at noon. Wreaths Across America, a non-profit ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Several hundred volunteers gathered at the Hillsborough YMCA Saturday to help the Rotary Club of Hillsborough and Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed overseas. Several veteran organizations participated, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -  A caring message and a few simple pleasures from home can make a big difference to our service men and women serving abroad. That is the underlying mission of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, a Hillsborough-based, non-profit organization dedicated to providing US troops serving ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The students and staff at Triangle Elementary School honored 47 local veterans during the school's 10th annual Veterans Day celebration. This year’s ceremony included performances by the Hillsborough Middle School band, Hillsborough High School chorale.   Each year, the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It was 100 years ago that America's Doughboys came marching home from trench warfare in Europe. Somerset County Freeholder Director Patrick Scaglione welcomed veterans, their families and friends to Veterans Memorial Plaza in Somerville Sunday morning to honor their service and ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Veterans' Day 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, when America's Doughboys shouldered their weapons and came marching home to a grateful nation, a stark contrast to the harsh greeting that awaited America's soldiers returning from Vietnam more than 50 years ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will honor its veterans and spouses at the 10th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at the Garden of Honor, located at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Complex, 379 South Branch Road. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – One hundred years ago, on Nov. 11, 1918, the signing of an armistice agreement marked the end of hostilities of World War I. The Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders, in partnership with the county Cultural & Heritage Commission and Office of Veteran Services, will ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – Hillsborough Memorial VFW Post # 8371 is now accepting entries to the Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen scholarship competitions, according to Post Commander Tom Cellilli. The Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the opportunity to ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    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 ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The township will host the annual Purple Heart Ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 7th at 6 p.m. at the Garden of Honor on the grounds of the Municipal Complex, 369 South Branch Road. The public is invited to the commemoration which honors the Military Order of the Purple Heart. The ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Sparky Lyle is inviting volunteers to join him at TD Bank Ballpark Saturday morning to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,000 personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world. Lyle, Manager Emeritus of the Somerset Patriots, is a ...

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    SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Clerk's Office is issuing Gold Star Parent ID cards to biological parents, legal guardians and other legal custodians of members of the armed forces who died while on active duty for the United States. The cards identify the holder as a Gold Star ...

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HiILLSBOROUGH. NJ - VFW Post # 8371 has installed the following officers to lead the organization through June 30, 2019: Commander – Tom Cellilli; Sr, Vice Commander – Allen McRae; Jr Vice Commander – Keith Marley; Quartermaster – Dan Collins; Chaplain – Bob Wollenberg; Judge Advocate – Dan ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ– Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host an auction of game-worn Somerset Patriots jerseys on Friday, July 6 at TD Bank Ballpark. All proceeds from the silent auction will be used to pay for shipment of personal care packages to US troops deployed overseas. Gates open at 6 p.m.

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            TRENTON, NJ – Legislation Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Eric Houghtaling, Pamela Lampitt, Raj Mukherji and Jamel Holley are sponsors of a bill that would help provide more veterans with counseling, employment and housing services..             “New Jersey’s veteran population is ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ –US Marine LCpl. James J. Langon IV aspired to be a gourmet chef, and planned to attend the New York Culinary Institute when his hitch with the Marines ended. That’s why he chose to be a cook in the Marines, and as fate would have it, he died doing what he liked to do ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Just one month after flinging his mortar board into the sky with his Hillsborugh High School classmates, James Langon, Class of 1981, sat in a barber’s chair having his head shaved before he was fitted for a set of government-issue Marine fatigues. He was 18 years old, and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – His voice cracked with with emotion, yet he was quick to joke, pausing occasionally to wipe away a tear.  Jim Langenbach shared anecdotes and fond memories of his childhood. He spoke fondly of his best friend, Robert Scherdin, of growing up together as kids in the borough, ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The 150th Anniversary of Memorial Day was commemorated Wednesday, May 30 by members of Hillsborough Memorial VFW Post # 8371 in a ceremony at the Hillsborough Municipal Building’s Garden of Honor. The ceremony was highlighted by Past Post Commander Ron Miller’s reading of ...

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  HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Uncle Sam joined with local officials Saturday under a bright blue sky to honor America's veterans and to salute dozens of community organizations that marched in the annual Memorial Day Parade. Mayor Gloria McCauley and members of the Township Committee, along with state ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For nearly 150 years America has paused on Memorial Day to remember those who have died while serving in the country’s armed forces. In the history of Immaculata High School, there has been only one former student lost in combat, Staff Sgt Andrew Lobosco ’98, an Immaculata Hall ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Late Friday night, Army veteran Don Moore, a former resident of Somerville concluded his emotional journey across America with thousands of other motorcyclists, all of them veterans, proud to have served their country and resolved to honor their comrades on Memorial Day. Their ...

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