Fanwood Honors Veterans

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Veterans Day observed in Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
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Nick Furda flew AC 130 gun ships when he served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1971-74. Credits: John Mooney
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Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr honored veterans currently serving on active duty. Credits: John Mooney
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Mayor Colleen Mahr with families of Fanwood servicemen currently serving in the U.S. military. Credits: John Mooney
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Colin Craig, the son of Susan and Army Sgt. 1st Class Colin Craig of Fanwood, holds a banner given to family members of Fanwood residents serving in the military. Credits: Brian Horton
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American flag and MIA flag Credits: John Mooney
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WWII vet Earl Phillips was the grand marshal of the 2015 Memorial Day parade. Credits: John Mooney
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Members of the Fanwood Police attend Veterans Day observances. Credits: John Mooney
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FANWOOD, NJ -- Mayor Colleen Mahr honored the families of servicemen from Fanwood who are currently on active duty at today's Veterans Day observances.

Mayor Mahr, borough officials, police officers, former servicemen and civilians applauded the families of:

  • Petty Officer Frances B. Celardo (Navy), who is now serving about the USS Theodore Roosevelt; 
  • Sgt. First Class Colin J. Craig (Army);
  • First Lt. Michael Lubinski (Army - Executive Officer 258th MP Company) stationed in Fort Polk, Louisiana;
  • First Lt. Thomas M. Ruggieri (Army), currently serving with the 41st Engineer Battalion in Afghanistan; and
  • Tom Sutter (Airborne Ranger), who is returning from his second deployment to Afghanistan.

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