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Somerset County Issues ID Cards to Gold Star Parents

July 18, 2018

 

 

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 Parent and include the branch of armed forces in which their son or daughter ...

Patriots’ Game-Worn Jerseys Sold to Highest Bidders at July 6th Game

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. for Friday night’s game against the Road Warriors. Game time is 7:05 p.m. There will be ...

Assemblymen Propose Grant Program to Assist Veterans

            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 ...

A Sign of Respect: Hillsborough Honors Fallen Hero

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 best.

Langon grew up on Woods Road and attended Hillsborough High School, graduating in June, ...

Hillsborough VFW Honors Fallen Marine James Langon IV, HHS ’81; Street Named in his Memory

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  would spend the next several months at boot camp in Parris Island, SC, learning what it ...

Somerville High School Pays Tribute to its Fallen Hero 50 Years Later

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,  playing Army and throwing “dirt bomb” grenades at an imaginary ...

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