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Two Montville War Veterans Honored with Plaque Unveiling on President's Day

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Commemorative plaque honors war veterans Joseph Quade and David Marshall for their service to their country and the Montville community. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Front row from left: grandson Cormac Jannsen, Joseph Quade, granddaughter Penelope Jannsen. Back row from left: daughter Kimberly Jannsen, son-in-law Ted Jannsen and wife Suzanne Quade. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Photos of David Marshall provided by his son Rodman Marshall Credits: Gail Bottone
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Rodman and Evelyn Marshall were at the ceremony in honor of Rodman's father, David Marshall, saying the ceremony was "quite an honor.” Credits: Gail Bottone
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Senator Joseph Pennacchio had the honor of reading the plaque at the unveiling ceremony. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Tom Mazzaccaro unveils the commemorative plaque honoring war veterans Joseph Quade and David Marshall. Credits: Gail Bottone
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Master of Ceremonies Tom Mazzaccaro begins indoor portion of event. Credits: Gail Bottone
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A crowd gathers at the Montville Township Building to see the unveiling of the commemorative plaque honoring Joseph Quade and David Marshall. Credits: Gail Bottone
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​MONTVILLE, NJ - On Monday, Feb. 20 at the Montville Township Municipal Building, World War II (WWII) veterans David Marshall and Joseph Quade were honored with the unveiling of a commemorative monument plaque funded by a private donor.

​Senator Joseph Pennacchio had the honor of reading the plaque at the unveiling ceremony.

The plaque reminds us, “The heroes we honor here fought to keep this republic free of tyranny and safe from the enemies of all free people. Their story reminds us that freedom is not free and always must be vigilantly protected.”​

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David Marshall served in the army during World War II. He was a member of the infantry in the Eastern Theatre where he was wounded in the leg when a truck he was driving was blown up by the Germans. He was discharged from the army after a long hospital stay.

He became a member of the Disabled American Veterans Post in Kearny and the America Legion Post in Nutley. He was commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5481 in Montville Township for eight years. He also was a national member of the 89th Infantry Association.

Marshall originally came from Kearny and after he was married, he moved to Montville where he was the manager of the Lake Valhalla Club.

Marshall was a former Montville Township committee member from 1984 to 1989 and served as deputy mayor in 1986. He was a member of the Montville Township Planning and Zoning Boards. Marshall also was a member of the Republican Club and an advocate for acquiring Open Space for Montville Township. Marshall died on June 3, 1996.

Joseph Quade served as a paratrooper with the 17th Airborne Division in Europe. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Germany by parachuting across the Rhine River into Nazi territory. Quade is a member of the Montville Township VFW Post 5481.

Quade worked for Prudential Insurance Company and held leadership roles in the Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, United Way, American Legion, VFW, Heart Fund, the Republican Club, Little League, and the Gypsy Moth Eradication Program. He also was a volunteer assistant to the Montville Township High School (MTHS) athletic director.

Quade was born in Elizabeth where he attended elementary and high school. He went on to attend Rutgers University when his education was interrupted by World War II. Quade entered the service in 1943 and was discharged in December of 1945. He then returned to Rutgers getting his Bachelor of Science degree and went on to a graduate program at Cornell University where he received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

Suzanne Quade, Joseph’s wife, spoke about her husband saying, “My husband has been very active. When there was a need, Joe was there to fill it. He didn’t care if he got the credit. He would say just as long as the job got done.”

Quade said, “I feel honored by this today for my volunteering efforts, but if it weren’t for the fine citizens of Montville, who organized these civic and community organizations, I would not have had the opportunity to volunteer. So today while I am being honored, I would like to pay tribute to the many other township volunteers and township leaders.”

​He continued to say that he was a substitute teacher for 20 years, mostly at MTHS. Throughout his teaching career and his volunteering, he said, “I have made many friends including Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen and State Senator Joseph Pennacchio.”

​Rodman Marshall, son of David Marshall, and Rodman’s wife Evelyn were at the ceremony. Rodman spoke about his father, who has been deceased for 21 years, saying that this ceremony is “quite an honor.” 

​In 1996, David Marshall was killed in a traffic accident on Changebridge Road in Montville. Rodman said that the “township was remarkable” to the family throughout this difficult time. He stated that everyone was so helpful and especially praised the Montville Township Police Department.

​Rodman continued to speak about his father’s experiences in WWII. As said by many of the other speakers at the event, WWII veterans did not speak much about the war, and Marshall was the same. But Rodman remembers his father speaking briefly about having to enter into a concentration camp as the first patrol. He said his father did it because it was his duty. 

Rodman thanked all those who fought in the war and said, “They deserve every accolade they get.”

​Quade’s six year old granddaughter Penelope got up to speak about her grandfather and her first grade class. Her grandmother Suzanne helped her convey the story by explaining that this year to honor veterans, Penny’s class drew pictures for her grandfather depicting paratroopers falling from the sky. To do something special for his granddaughter’s class, Quade took an authentic WWII parachute, cut it up into 30 pieces and mailed it to his granddaughter’s school in Plainville, MA so that every child in her class and others could have a piece of this valuable keepsake. 

​Quade spoke to the audience thanking everyone for coming and thanking the anonymous benefactor. He credits this benefactor for doing this type of service frequently. He also thanked Tom Mazzaccaro for putting the program together and thanked everyone who helped.

​Quade spoke about his volunteerism and said that people ask him how he got involved in the Girl Scouts. He just said, “No one else volunteered to do it, so I did.” This is how Quade unselfishly shares himself with others. 

​At the ceremony many friends got up to speak about these remarkable men. Some of the people who spoke were: Hjalmar Johansson, Gerald Gemian, and Frank Warholic from the VFW, Senator Joseph Pennacchio, Freeholder Thomas Mastrangelo, Deputy Mayor Frank Cooney, Committeemen Richard Cook and Richard Conklin, former Committeeman Dan Grant, former Mayor John Rosselini, Board of Education member Michael O’Brien, former MTHS Athletic Director Steven Naccara, and MTHS history teacher Alan Lucibello.

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