Military & Veterans

August 16, 2018

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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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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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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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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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The US Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a claims clinic for veterans from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hunterdon County Library, 214 Route 12 on Tuesday, March 20. Assemblymen Andrew Zwicker, (D-16) and Roy Freiman (D-16) are the hosts. “Hosting these clinics for our ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ -  New Jersey Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) presented Mary Ellen Florey with the service medals that her late husband, former Warren Mayor Alvin Paul Florey, earned in the United States Marines during the Korean War at a special presentation earlier this week. “Mr. Florey earned these ...

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  SOMERVILLE, NJ - State Sen. Christopher "Kip" Bateman and his colleague Kristin M. Corrado. (R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex, Morris),  have launched a “Socks for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by United States troops serving around the world. “Our heroes at home and ...

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FORT HOOD, Texas – Brendan Gallagher, a 2016 graduate of Somerville High School, is back in the USA, ending a six-month deployment in South Korea with the US Army First Air Cavalry. Gallagher, 19, and the men and women of the Second Brigade, First Air Cav arrived at their home base after a long ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Volunteers are invited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey staff to commemorate its13th anniversary Feb. 10 and help assemble personal care packages for shipment to U.S. troops in the Mideast and around the world. The packing event will be at the Walter Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Hamilton Primary School held its annual Valentine's for Vets program, with hundreds of students sitting down to to create personalized Valentine's Day cards which will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world by Operation Shoebox New Jersey. The non-profit, volunteer ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - The Wreaths Across America convoy that stopped off in Manville Dec. 13 for ceremonies on its way from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery delivered two memorial wreaths to Somerset County officials. On Friday, ceremonies were held at Veterans Memorial Plaza adjacent to the ...

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WASHINGTON - Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) has secured passage of legislation in the U.S. House that would designate the U.S. Post Office in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Post Office." In a speech before colleagues in the House of Representatives Thursday, Lance ...

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WASHINGTON - Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) has secured passage of legislation in the U.S. House that would designate the U.S. Post Office in Raritan, New Jersey, as the "Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone Post Office." In a speech before colleagues in the House of Representatives Thursday, Lance ...

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MANVILLE, NJ  - What has become known as the world's largest veterans' parade will pause for a ceremony at Manville High School on Wednesday, Dec. 13 as the Wreaths Across America 18-truck convoy heads to Arlington National Cemetery for the annual wreath-laying on the graves of US veterans. The ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - The Rotary Club of Hillsborough, joined by Operation Shoebox New Jersey, recruited hundreds of "elves" to help assemble 1,500 Christmas and holiday gift packages for shipment to US troops overseas during the Rotary's VI annual packing event at the Hillsborough YMCA ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Thousands of United States military serving abroad often lack access to many of their favorite snacks and toiletries, an absence that is felt even more keenly during the holiday season. To help ensure members of the military can enjoy this small reminder of home, The Rotary ...

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MANVILLE, NJ – More than 500 volunteers, young and old, helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble 1,500 personal care packages during the XIII annual Military Appreciation packing event held in conjunction with Veterans Day. The event was held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 ...

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MANVILLE, NJ - Operation Shoebox New Jersey needs volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave. The event is an early commemoration of Veterans’ Day, marking the 13th consecutive year ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ  - The New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's Liberty Gala on Thursday, Oct. 26, will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fort Dix, and celebrate military heroes of New Jersey dating back to the Revolutionary War. Among those who will be in attendance and honored is Vietnam War ...

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RARITAN, NJ - The borough held the 36th annual John Basilone Memorial Parade down Somerset Street Sunday, featuring grand marshall Herb Patullo; Marines and other veterans; members of Basilone's family; first responders; scouts and many more. Basilone, who was born and grew up in Raritan, was ...

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HOLMDEL, NJ - POW - MIA is an acronym for Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, but there are those who do not recognize it or understand its significance. Behind the acronym are the the 86,000 men and women who never came home from the battlefields. There are men and women who carry that flag ...

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RARITAN, NJ – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Sept. 12 at the new Veterans Park on West Somerset Street. Veterans and members of the Basilone Parade Committee were in attendance along with state, county and municipal officials. The park is located adjacent to the statue of World War II hero ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Rep. Leonard Lance (R-7th) has introduced the Veterans Health Care Freedom Act in the House of Representatives to do away with the ‘40-mile rule’ determining eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program. The ‘40 mile rule’ allows veterans who live greater than 40 miles from a ...

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