Morris County Observes Veterans Day 2021
The Morris County Board of County Commissioners honored local veterans during Veterans Day week by presenting Morris County Distinguished Military Service Medals on Nov. 10, 2021 to several former service members and saluting the late four-star Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, a Rockaway native.
Among those who paid tribute to Gen. Odierno were Rockaway Mayor Tom Mulligan, state Sen. Anthony M. Bucco, Army Col. Jeff Cantor, who served with the general, and the office of U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill.
The ceremony was held in the Morris County Commissioners’ public meeting room, Floor 5 of the Morris County Administration Building.
In Remembrance of “The Big O.”
Four-Star Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, a Local & National Hero
Four-Star Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, a Rockaway Borough native, was posthumously honored on Nov. 10, 2021 by Morris County as a local and national hero.
He died Oct. 8, 2021 at the young age of 67 years old, and flags were ordered lowered to half-staff on Oct. 18, 2021 by Governor Phil Murphy in observance of his passing. Gen. Odierno had served as U.S. Army Chief of Staff from 2011 to 2015 and played a major role in planning the surge of American forces during the Iraq war that helped to stabilize the country.
Read more about General Odierno
“We can think of no person who better encapsulated that basic creed of duty, honor, country than General Ray Odierno. He made our entire nation better, stronger, and more secure,” said President Joseph Biden, who also called him a national “hero.”
The Governor referred to the general as “a great solider.”
He was hailed as both a great hero and solider during a public ceremony in the public meeting room of the Morris County Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 10, 2021, where he also was honored as a “local hero.”
The Commissioners presented framed resolutions to both Rockaway Borough Mayor Thomas Mulligan and Col. Jeff Cantor, who served with the general. The resolutions honored the general “for his dedicated service to the citizens of the United States.”
State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco, on behalf of himself and Assembly Members Aura Dunn and Brian Bergen, presented the Mayor with a Joint Legislative Resolution honoring Gen. Odierno.
“Be is resolved by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New jersey, that this Legislature hereby salutes the late General Raymond T. Odierno and extends profound sympathy and sincere condolences to all who mourn him,” the resolution stated.
The office of U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill also presented a notice of Congressional Record Entry on the general’s service and passing.
Gen. Odierno had a decorated military career that stretched nearly four decades.
He grew up in Rockaway Borough, where he attended local schools and graduated Morris Hills High School prior to attending the United States Military Academy at West Point. As his military career skyrocketed, he never forgot his roots.
“In past years, when the General visited the town, he always had time for the residents, and he visited the schools he attended to interact with the students. His presence was larger than life in Rockaway Borough,” said Mayor Mulligan.
Among his many accomplishments, Gen. Odierno is known for his leadership role in conducting a troop surge in Iraq that slowed heavy sectarian violence in the war-torn nation. It was in 2007, when then-President George W. Bush approved increasing troops in Iraq by 20,000 to quell the violence that followed the toppling of Saddam Hussein.
Gen. David H. Petraeus was named the new top commander in Iraq and Gen. Odierno was the number two military officer in charge of the operation.
“Ray Odierno — the Big O to his many admirers and I am among them — was a truly extraordinary leader, soldier, and human being,” Gen. Petraeus said.
During the course of his career, Gen. Odierno commanded forces in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. He served three tours of duty in Iraq from 2003 to 2010, rising to become chief commander of all allied forces in the country. Earlier during Operation Iraqi Freedom, he commanded the 4th Infantry Division, which is credited for the military operation that led to the capture of Saddam Hussein.
Gen. Odierno received his fourth star in 2008 and replaced Gen. Petraeus as chief commander of the multinational force in Iraq.
During his career, he was the primary military advisor to Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.
Gen. Odierno retired in 2015, after which he founded the consulting firm Odierno Associates and was living in Pinehurst, N.C.
Gen. Odierno was survived at the time of his death by his wife of 45 years, Linda, three children - including retired Army Capt. Tony Odierno, a combat veteran – and four grandchildren.
Veterans Receiving Awards
Veterans Who Publicly Accepted Medals
Walter Carl Ness, Harding Township
Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Ness attended Brooklyn Technical High School and was working at the outbreak of WWII for the Sperry Gyroscope Company developing military equipment. Under a presidential deferment, his entry into the military, specifically the U.S. Navy, was delayed until March 14, 1944.
Mr. Ness was assigned to a minesweeping ship, the USS YMS-216, and deployed to the Pacific Theater, where he served until he was honorably discharged on April 28, 1946.
Afterward, he and his father operated a cargo ship in the Hudson River, transporting goods. He married his wife, Jane, in 1956 and they moved to the New Vernon section of Harding Township the following year. Mr. Ness still lives in the home where he and Jane (who passed away in 2003), raised three children – Rick, Bill and Karen. His son, Bill, passed away in 2019.
Mr. Ness had earned the Victory Medal, the American Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Medal for his service. However, due to limits on use of brass during WWII, he did not receive his honors until this year, on Jan. 20, 2021.
They were bestowed upon him by Brig. Gen. Vincent Malone, commander of Picatinny Arsenal, during a special ceremony hosted by the Morris Plains V.F.W., where Mr. Ness has been a long-time member.
By then, he also had been honored by Harding Township, which declared Nov. 24, 2020 “Walter Ness Day” and hosted a parade past his home to honor his 100th birthday. The New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal and the New Jersey Meritorious Service Medal also were presented to Mr. Ness that day by the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Mr. Ness, who worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories in Whippany from 1951 to 1985, has been a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pack Master for Scouts and Deacon and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church in New Vernon.
He still enjoys music and dancing, working around his yard and socializing. Mr. Ness will turn 101 years old this month.
Louis James Nicastro, Rockaway Township (deceased)
Born in Garfield, N.J., Mr. Nicastro was one of three children raised by his parents, Dominick and Jenny Nicastro. He worked for Supreme Footwear in Garfield for more than four years and was married to his wife, Carmencita (Trocola) Nicastro, when he entered the U.S. Navy on Dec. 17, 1951 during the Korean War.
He was assigned to the Fleet All-Weather Training Unit, Atlantic, (FAWTULANT) at the Naval Air Station in Key West, FL. Mr. Nicastro was honorably discharged on Dec. 16, 1955, and he remained active in the U.S. Naval Reserves until 1959.
He received the National Service Defense Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Nicastro worked for Carolina Freight for 33 years before retiring. He was a proud member of the Teamsters Local 560, the Lodi VFW, the Disabled Veterans of Morris County, the Lodi Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and a Parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Virgin in Garfield.
Mr. Nicastro passed away on September 13, 2021, two weeks after his 90th birthday. His son, Dominick, was at his side until the end. He was a devoted father and grandfather to Maria Lucille Nicastro Conn of Garfield and Louis A. Nicastro, Dominick J. Nicastro Jr. and Nicholas J. Nicastro of Rockaway.
He also was devoted to his dogs, Milo and Gus.
Joseph Henry Pilone, Cedar Knolls
Mr. Pilone was born in Glen Ridge, N.J. and was living in Orange, N.J. when he entered the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam on Sept. 8, 1965. He served as a helicopter mechanic before being honorably discharged on Nov. 21, 1966.
He received the Vietnam National Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and a Rifle Marksman Badge.
After being discharged, Mr. Pilone worked as an Orange, N.J. police officer, attaining the rank of sergeant. He has been married to his wife, Maria, for 53 years, he is the loving father of three children and three grandchildren, and enjoys gardening, landscaping and supporting the Green Bay Packers.
Alfred Elison Rubin, Morristown (deceased)
Mr. Rubin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was living in Brooklyn when he entered the U.S. Navy on Dec. 20, 1944 during WWII. His service took him from ports in New York and California to Yokosuka, Japan.
He was honorably discharged on June 1, 1946.
Mr. Rubin and his wife, Arleene, lived in Morristown and raised two children.
He received the Asiatic Pacific Medal, the Victory Medal and American Theatre Medal.
In civilian life, he became the vice president of a jewelry business. He loved the outdoors and is remembered as a loving husband and father.
Michael Anthony Battaglino, Denville
Born in East Orange, N.J., Mr. Battaglino was living in West Orange, N.J. when he entered the U.S. Navy on July 31, 1958 and served during the early years of the Vietnam War until he was honorably discharged on May 22, 1962.
He received the Good Conduct Medal.
After returning to civilian life, Mr. Battaglino worked with a company involved with the Apollo Moon landing, and he was issued an achievement award for that service. He also worked as a high school teacher.
He and his wife, who is deceased, raised a son and daughter. Mr. Battaglino is a loving father who also enjoys sports.
Joseph John McGovern, Morristown
Mr. McGovern was 35 years old, married to his wife, Susan, and living in Morristown when he entered the U.S. Army National Guard on Sept. 28, 2005 and began serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He served his first year in the Military Police, including two weeks on patrol at the border of Mexico, before being deployed to Baghdad, Iraq on Nov. 28, 2006. Mr. McGovern was wounded multiple times during that tour of duty, being involved in five roadside bomb explosions and a barracks explosion before ending that tour on Oct. 18, 2007. He was honorably discharged in 2008.
He received the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/Device, and the Combat Action Badge.
Mr. McGovern and his wife still live in Morristown, where he enjoys fishing, birding collecting coins and reading the bible.
Philip Anthony Schott, Roxbury
Born in Newark, N.J., Mr. Schott served in the U.S. Army during the Cold War, entering the military on Aug. 16, 1979 and serving an extended term of duty in Germany until he was honorably discharged on Dec. 18, 1986.
Mr. Schott received the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), the Expert Marksmanship Badge, the Sharp Shooter Marksmanship Badge - Rifle (M-16) and the Marksmanship Badge Pistol, 45 Cal.
He worked for Samsung after he was discharged. Mr. Schott belongs to the American Legion and enjoys astronomy.
Kenneth Eugene Wiley, Morris Plains
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mr. Wiley was living in Westwood, N.J. and had attended Elon College in North Carolina before he entered the U.S. Army during Vietnam on March 4, 1964.
His specialty was in Army flight operations coordination, and he earned the Vietnam Service Medal, an Expert Marksmen Badge (Rifle M-14) and a letter of commendation.
After returning to civilian life, Mr. Wiley earned a BS degree at Seton Hall University in South Orange. He worked for two years with the New Jersey State Auditor and 22 years in the accounting and business office of Kean University in Union, N.J.
Mr. Wiley is a member of the VFW and the Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 126 in Manhattan, N.Y. He attends the annual Memorial Day parade in Morris Plains, where he also joins “Uncle Frank’s Fishing Derby” every year.
He and his wife, Mayumi, have a son, Douglas, and Mr. Wiley enjoys music, concerts, and attending events at the Lincoln Center and the Beacon Theater. Mr. Wiley golfs, goes fishing, bicycles, enjoys reading and is a New York Yankees and New York Giants fan.
Veterans Who Privately Accepted Medals
Howard Baker, Pine Brook (deceased)
Mr. Baker, who passed earlier this year, is receiving his honor posthumously.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Dec. 18, 1923, he was raised there and was working as an automobile serviceman at the Blue Sunoco Service Station in Brooklyn when he joined the U.S Army during WWII and served from February 10, 1943 until Mr. Baker was honorably discharged on April 29, 1946. He served in the European Theater with the 3rd Armored Division, supervising a team of two clerks to handle all records, reports, forms and correspondence for the company. Mr. Baker also served as a German interpreter.
For his service, Mr. Baker received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
He was a jeweler and diamond setter after the war, and after settling in Montville, Mr. Baker joined the Montville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5481. In 2019, he was among a group of veterans honored at the post’s Memorial Day observance, which involved a flyover at the VFW hall by a Beechcraft Barons twin engine high performance aircraft arranged by the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station at Lincoln Park. He also was honored at the event by U.S. Rep. Mikie Sherrill.
Mr. Baker had two sons with his wife of 50 years, who predeceased him.
James R. Bailey, Lincoln Park (deceased)
Mr. Bailey is receiving his honor posthumously.
Prior to joining the U.S. Army, he was employed by Curtiss Wright Corp. in Caldwell and worked on propeller hubs. He served during WWII from Sept. 25, 1943 until he was honorably discharged on Jan. 1, 1946.
Mr. Bailey was a PFC with the 762nd Field Artillery Battalion, where he served as a cannoneer and was qualified as a rifleman. He was assigned as a member of a 155 MM Howitzer gun crew, and he received three Bronze Service Stars for campaigns in France, Belgium and Germany. Mr. Bailey also received the American Theater Medal, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
Mr. Bailey worked as a laborer after the military, and he served with the Lincoln Park Fire Department, enjoying his off time fishing and gardening. He and his wife, who also is deceased, raised four daughters.
Billy Wayne Bishop, Succasunna
Mr. Bishop served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict from June 3, 1960 until is honorable discharge on June 2, 1963. He received the Good Conduct Medal.
Mr. Bishop was trained as a copier service provider, electrician and programmer. He is married with two children.
Richard A. Connell, Morristown
Mr. Connell was a Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam, serving from Feb. 20, 1973 until he was honorably discharged on Feb. 19, 1979.
He was a security specialist, serving at the Takhli Royal Thai Air Force Base where he was a sentry dog handler responsible protecting and defending a squadron of F-111 fighter bombers.
Mr. Connell also served from 1976 to 1979 at the Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire and was a training supervisor with the 509th Combat Support group.
Along with the K-9 duties, he was responsible for implementing both narcotic and explosive detection dog searches on and off the base. Mr. Connell received a U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. Since his discharge, he has trained dogs for the blind and volunteered with the Veterans Administration, including at the Lyons Promise House and with Hospice.
He is married with two children, and lists photography and research among his hobbies.
Roger Philip DiPeppe, Washington Township
Mr. DiPeppe served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from Dec. 3, 1954 until he was honorably discharged on Nov. 30, 1956.
Born in Jersey City, he was living in Bayonne and studying to be a civil engineer when he went into the military where his specialty was as a draftsman.
Mr. DiPeppe completed the Engineering School of Fort Belvoir in Virginia and earned the Good Conduct Medal. He is now 86 years old.
Peter Elmer Innocent, Butler (deceased)
Mr. Innocent is receiving his honor posthumously.
Born in Newburgh, N.Y., he served in the U.S. Army Reserves during Vietnam from Nov. 17, 1964 until he was honorably discharged on Oct. 4, 1970. Following his service, he worked as an auto CAD pipe designer for Hoffman-LaRoche.
He was married, with sons and a daughter, and later became a grandfather.
David Little, Long Valley (deceased)
Born in Summit, N.J., Mr. Little attended Grover Cleveland High School in Caldwell, N.J. and was living in Roseland, N.J. when he enlisted in the U.S. Army on July 25, 1961 during the Vietnam conflict.
He earned the Good Conduct Medal, a Marksman rifle badge for the M-14, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal and the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.
Upon his honorable discharge on July 10, 1964, Mr. Little engaged a career in computer programming and management and relocated to Spring Hill, FL after retiring.
He belonged to the Sons & Daughters of Italy, the Knights of Columbus and was very involved in volunteer work during his retirement. He was a loving father who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends as well as helping others.
Richard Malcolm McCurdy, Rockaway
Mr. McCurdy, who was born in Morristown, served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam from his April 3, 1968 enlistment until he was honorably discharged on Jan. 14, 1972. He was stationed with the VR-24 Detachment at the U.S. Naval Station in Rota, Spain. Mr. McCurdy was an aviation structural mechanic, bodyman and handled transport equipment.
He earned the National Defense Service Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Thomas Joseph McIntyre, Chatham
Mr. McIntyre served in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam from Sept. 7, 1971 until he was honorably discharged on Aug. 18, 1975. Born in Morristown, he was living in Chatham when he entered military service and now lives in Arlington, VA. He served aboard the USS America CVA-66, a Kitty Hawk-class supercarrier commissioned in 1965.
He was a quarter master second class and earned the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Award and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Thomas Dirlam Miller, Whippany (deceased)
Mr. Miller is receiving his honor posthumously.
Born in Chatham, he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War, joining on May 12, 1952 until he was honorably discharged on April 21, 1954. He achieved the rank of corporal before his discharge, and attended engineering school and audio metric engineering training in civilian life. He raised three children with his wife, who predeceased him.
Mr. Miller was living in Whippany, had been a dean in the Boy Scouts organization and was active in his church.
William Russell Rohrbach, Denville
Mr. Rohrbach was living in Paramus when he enlisted into the U.S. Coast Guard during Vietnam, serving from July 10, 1967 until he was honorably discharged on June 1, 1971 He was a seaman recruit, stationed at the USCG Air Station in Cape Cod and at Otis Air Force Base in Massachusetts.
Mr. Rohrbach earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Coast Guard Good Conduct Award and the Expert Pistol Shot Medal.
Jason Patrick Vivian, Landing
Mr. Vivian served in the U.S. Navy Reserves from Sept. 23, 1992 until he was honorably discharged on Sept. 26, 1994.
Mr. Vivian as assigned to the USS Austin (LPD-4), an amphibious transport dock ship, and his specialty was as an electrical and mechanical equipment repairman.
He earned the National Defense Service Medal, Battle Efficiency “E” Ribbon and two Sea Service Deployment Ribbons. He currently works in retail, and Mr. Vivian belongs to the American Legion Post 391 and serves with volunteer fire departments.
He enjoys bowling with his wife and son.
Photo Album of Veterans Day Event
“The Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps”
Nov. 10, 2021 marked the 246th Birthday of the United States Marine Corps, created in 1775 in Philadelphia when the Second Continental Congress issued the order to raise “two Battalions of Marines” to serve as landing forces for the Continental Navy during the American Revolution.
While Morris County had a significant role to play in the Revolutionary War, its sons and daughters continued to serve for subsequent generations in the nation’s armed forces and on the front lines of its battles, including with the United States Marine Corps. History is steeped with the contributions and sacrifices made by Morris County natives, and the Morris County office of Planning and Preservation continues to compile their names, their histories and their stories – all of which make up the fabric of our shared history.
Today, Morris County is launching a project to compile the names of those who served in the USMC and, in the process, will be sharing the names and a few historic notes on those already known to our Office of Planning and Preservation. One, of course, is already well known to the area and to the USMC:
Brigadier General John Groff.
At the time of his death, October 2, 1990, he was approaching his 101rst birthday and the oldest, surviving general in the Marine Corps. He also was the last member of the World War I Lodge in Oceanside, California. John Groff was affectionately known as “The Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps.”
Although he was born and raised in Syracuse, N.Y., Morris County has a claim to this WWI hero. He was living in the Kenvil section of Roxbury Township, working for the Hercules Powder Co. when he decided to enlist as a private into the USMC in 1912 – a decision that led to a long and decorated military career.
As a Gunnery Sergeant in WWI, Groff was sent overseas, where he participated in six engagements.
One of the most notable was while Groff was attached to the 83d Company, 6th Regiment, 2d Division with the American Expeditionary Forces and fought in the famous Battle of Belleau Woods in France in June 1918. For his actions, he received the Navy Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart.
His military citation read: “On 6 June 1918, while out with a patrol to obtain information essential to his commander, Gunnery Sergeant Groff was attacked by a German patrol of superior numbers. With six men he attacked the enemy, inflicted heavy losses upon them, and drove them back into the German lines.”
“Teufel Hunden” Devil Dogs
It was at the Battle of Belleau Woods during “The Great War” that the legend of the “Devil Dogs” was born. According to lore, the nickname was attached to the Marines by their German opponents during the fierce fighting that marked the historic engagement in which the Marines turned back a major German offensive. Wearing gas masks as a precaution against mustard gas attacks, which were heavily employed by the Germans, the Marines charged up a hill to confront their opponents. It was a hill so steep that some of the Marines took to crawling on all fours, and the gas masks caused the Marines to sweat profusely, foam at the mouth and render their eyes bloodshot.
Their frightening sight, the story goes, caused German soldiers to scream out that they were being attacked by “Teufel Hunden,” or hounds from hell.
John Groff went from private to general in a 34-year career in the Marines. Following WWI, in 1921, he served with the United States peacekeeping force in Haiti and by 1938, Groff was named commander of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.
He was made a brigadier general just before his retirement in 1946.
He had two sons who followed him into the Marines. John Louis Groff, who enlisted in 1943, and Goodwin Groff, who was killed in action in Korea.
To celebrate his 100th birthday in 1990, Brigadier General Groff was invited to review the class of graduating Marines that year at Camp Pendleton. He is buried at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California.
Morris County USMC
Below is a list of people connected to Morris County who served in the USMC, the conflicts during which they served and, where known, the dates on which some were killed in action.
The list is far from complete, and the Morris County Office of Planning and Preservation invites anyone who with the names and histories, even photos, of others who served to contact historian Jan Williams at [email protected]
- Edward Arkie
- Theodore Herbert Blatt
- Joseph Paul Cosgrove
- Frank Hobart Davis
- Dr. James Brown Griswald (October 25, 1917)
- John Groff “Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps”
- W. Campbell Harris
- George Hartman
- Rudolph David Knapp
- Sidney Jacob Sliker
- Herbert Smith (September 15, 1918)
- Robert Grey Snyder (July 19, 1918)
- William Rice Spann (October 13, 1918)
- Norman Elmer Abrahams (May 15, 1945)
- George Adderley
- Herbert John Adickes
- Ryland Anderson (photo)
- Louis Patrick Andreorio
- James Clifford Anglum
- Joseph J. Aquilino
- Robert M. Aughey
- Anthony Babecka
- Joseph Baranski
- Samuel Barnes
- Francis John Bednar (March 10, 1945)
- Robert Hamilton Bellars
- Morty Best
- Andrew Harvey Bladt (March 11, 1945)
- Charles Allan Blazure
- Guy F. Boyle
- Robert Bromley
- Robert Peter Brundage (May 3, 1945)
- Thomas Joseph Bubryckie
- Frederick Daniel Budd (February 23, 1945)
- Kenneth W. Carroll
- Thomas Chiarella
- Stephen Chipko
- Rosario Cocuzza
- Walter George Critchley (November 20, 1944)
- Ralph J. D'Alconzo
- Robert E. Daniher
- Earle M. Davis
- William Dodds (May 15, 1945)
- Louis J. De Fronzo
- Robert J. Denman
- Charles Edwards Dobbins
- Henry Downer
- Hugh B. Eastburn (February 1, 1944)
- Dorothy Clara Ennis (photo)
- Robert Paul Epprecht
- Carmine Ezzo
- Nicholas R. Fennallie (February 28, 1945)
- Roger Salmon Fichtner
- Vincent E. Fields (March 6, 1945)
- Leonard W. Foster
- John Arthur Ganley
- Jacob Gartenberg
- Thomas D. Ginefra
- Russell Giordano
- Carl Edwin Gosline
- John Grabowski
- George Robert Greffe
- Anthony M. Herda
- Ervin M. Hoag
- Leonard D. Holland
- Oscar Julius Horn (July 22, 1943)
- Edward R. Hornbeck (February 27, 1945)
- Robert Huxam (Missing in Action)
- Howard A. Janas
- Eugene C. Jewell
- George Johns
- Charles M. Johnson
- J. Gilbert Jones (Missing in Action)
- William S. Keller
- Doris Ann Kerwin
- John A. Kiser
- Sherman R. Knevals
- Joseph Francis Krasco
- Alex Lazorisak
- Lester Lehman
- Dominic Licciardiello
- Clyde Luther Lobb
- William Robert Loewen
- Everett Mabey
- Carl S. Mangum
- James Vincent Manno, Jr. (September 15, 1944)
- Charles Markle
- James W. Maw (1944)
- John F. Michenfelder
- Roger Anderson Mills
- Pat Anthony Maioran, Jr. March 2, 1945
- Donald P. Molloy
- Edward P. Moran
- Glenn P. Moore
- Richard G. Mulholland
- Donald D. Murphy
- Walter K. Mutz
- Samuel Nahaczewski
- Lawrence Hager Naughright
- George Ondish
- Philip J. Ostopo
- Horace O. Pease
- George E. Peters (photo)
- Irving Vanness Petry (March 1, 1945)
- Waldemar F. Piecyk (February 21, 1945)
- William A. Richards
- Charles J. Riley
- Harry L. Robbins
- Stanley Rubin
- James Salerno (photo)
- Allen Sande
- Dominick Sapio (March 2, 1945)
- Alphonse William Scerbo
- Robert Watson Shupe
- John V. Stilwell (September 18, 1944)
- Paul R. Stirrat
- Robert Douglas Sturtevant
- William D. Sullivan
- Fred Terwilleger
- Robert Trimble
- Emmanuel Carmen Ubertaccio
- Ralph Valentino
- James J. Walsh
- Walter S. Wayne
- James Cave Webber
- Paul V. Welsh
- John Williams (December 21, 1943)
- John J. Wrobleski
- Joseph Andrew Zayac, Jr. (May 4, 1945)
- Christian H. Zeiler
- Richard Barry
- Lawrence C. Forno
- Joseph Leal
- John J. Rich
- Arthur Joseph Abene
- Felix F. Albano
- Robert T. Baker
- Eugene E. Barnish
- Henry Barzda (photo)
- Joseph E. Barry
- Charles W. Beebe
- Henry E. Bellene
- John J. Bevacqua
- Donald Leroy Bixlar
- Charles Allan Blazure
- Charles R. Bohnenberger
- Guy F. Boyle
- Arthur J. Bramley
- Marshall Lindley Bush (October 30, 1953) photo
- Hector Albert Cafferata Medal of Honor
- James Crupi
- William C. Cunningham
- Albert F. Dalena
- Daniel Danzi
- Carmine Della Vecchia
- John Donnarumma, Jr.
- George Wesley Doty, Jr. (December 1, 1950)
- Charles R. Dyon, Jr.
- George Egerer, Jr.
- Thomas Carl Estwick (December 3, 1950)
- Robert P. Freeman
- Frederick J. Freiwald
- Salvatore J. Gentile
- Paul J. Giovinazzo
- Peter J. Gogo
- Edward G. Hoffman
- Bruce Edwin Jensen
- George Johns
- Edward Joseph Koster (December 4,1952)
- George Walter Lawrence, Jr. (November 30, 1950)
- Alex Lazorisak
- Robert Franklin Lefferts
- Ralph A. Loveys
- Richard James Lutz, Sr.
- William Spencer McCue
- William Thomas Miller
- John E. Monahan
- Frank Joseph Mozes
- Thomas Mullen
- Robert Stephen Ofsonka (April16, 1951)
- William A. Pedota
- William E. Pierson
- Hugh Platt Jr.
- Joe Oliver Replogle
- William Douglas Rhodes (February 18, 1953)
- Daniel Frances Rogers (October 27, 1952)
- Kenneth Rohiff
- Earl M. Rosen
- Roger C. Rousch
- Robert Louis Stuono
- Melvin C. Swayze
- Irwin Arnold Trauth
- Raymond John Tuttle (February 10, 1954)
- Alexander G. Wagnecz
- Earle Wallo
- Raymond Paul Westerdahl
- Russell J. Allaman
- Walter Lee Babbitt, Jr. (May 28, 1967)
- Thomas M. Bacon
- John Douglas Barat
- Frank S. Barna
- Richard Beck
- Robert Blaszak
- Eugene H. Brown
- Henry John Broxmeier
- Emerson Crooks
- Daniel J. Daly
- Mario Frank DeMattio
- Harry L. Finkle
- James J. Gervasio
- Nicholas Gileta
- Carl F. Gladish
- David R. Gravel
- John F. Hague
- Philip Howard Hess (December 22, 1966)
- Raymond E. Hill
- Thomas Robert Ike (May 25, 1967)
- Vincent Lawrence Jacobs (January 7, 1969)
- Steven A. Kovacs
- Robert Bruce Leith
- Anthony J. Locascio
- Frank Lochli
- Harold Joseph Mathews (September 11, 1968)
- James Michael Mathews (June 18, 1968)
- James F. Megaro
- Edward Francis Miglarese
- Henry James Miller
- Raymond T. Perkins
- Louis Gene Petrone (January 7, 1968)
- Frank Poolas
- Richard Porzig
- Harlan Carl Rilk (September 16, 1967)
- John Michael Salitsky
- Joseph C. Sanchelli
- Michael Joseph Sellitto March 26, 1969
- Robert John Slattery (July 6, 1967)
- Roger W. Tasnady
- Richard J. Tilney
- Thomas H. Westfield (He remembers his friend, James Stanley Childers of California, United States Marine Corps, was Killed in Action February 15, 1967.)
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- Christian M. Benedetto, Jr.
- Terence M. Coletta
- Marc Robert Dilley
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- Matthew Goritski
- David J. Maywood
- Peter J. O'Hagan, Jr.
- Raymond J. Vito
- J. Donald York
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- Robert J. Barone
- Michael T. Bergeron
- Robert Bracero
- Donald Steven Brown (October 25,2006)
- Kenneth Brown
- Giancarlo Bruzzese
- William James Carroll, IV
- Kyle Chappell
- Terence M. Coletta
- Christopher Benedict Cosgrove, III (October 1, 2006)
- Jason C. Crowell
- Drew W. Daddio
- Thomas J. Denicola
- Ryan Edward Doltz (June 5, 2004)
- Jermaine Dunham
- Anthony R. Eresman
- Donald J. Fantasia
- John H. Finkeldie
- Bryan Flanagan
- James Gervasio
- Eric J. Hanna
- Velma D. Hodge
- Robert R. Koetzner
- Ryan Lind
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- Mark Peer
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- Russel Redhead
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- Michael Sprung
- Vincent M. Sullivan (July 23, 2004)
- Richard Tichenor, III
- Andy Van Orden
- James D. Van Valen
- Jessica Velez
- Matthew E. Villegas
- Remigiusz Wojdala
- John Thomas Wroblewski (April 6, 2004)
- William Yarlaski
- Aaron Alonso
- Pablo Fallos
- Samuel E. Fendler
- Harry Gitlitz
- Christian Hormaza
- Wilmar Andres Hormaza
- Michael W. Juhls
- Scott Moncavio