Advanced Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation has declared Saturday, December 22 to be Veterans Appreciation Day. The company is Giving Back To Those Who Risked Everything Thing with free 20 minute sports massages for military veterans, as well as active duty and reservists, at all six of their Central Jersey locations from 9 a.m. until 1 pm.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: AdvancedPMR, Monmouth County News, Sports Massage, Veterans | Comments Off on AdvancedPMR Offers Free Sports Massage to Veterans
Bernard and Linda Ebner lost their Union Beach home of 47 years and most of their possessions to twelve feet of water during Superstorm Sandy six years ago this week. Among those possession were the medals that Bernard, a Vietnam War veteran, earned during his four years of service.
Congressman Chris Smith presented the Ebners with replacement medals on Tuesday, October 30, during an emotional ceremony in the congressman’s Ocean County office in Plumsted which is nearby the couple’s new home in Whiting.admin | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Superstorm Sandy, Veterans | Tags: Bernard and Linda Ebner, Bernard Ebner, Congressman Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Ocean County News, Superstorm Sandy, Union Beach, Vietnam Vets | 1 Comment »
Miguel Hernandez Colon, an 85 year old veteran of the Korean War, was honored for his military service by Congressman Chris Smith yesterday afternoon during a surprise ceremony attended by Hernandez’s family and friends at the Active Day Adult Day Health Center, in Hamilton.
Hernandez served in the 65th Infantry Regiment, based in Puerto Rico, from 1952 through 1954 and as a reservist for seven years. His unit, known and the “Borinqueneers,” was one of the last segregated units in the U.S. Military.
Congressman Smith presented Hernandez five medals: Read the rest of this entry »Posted: August 29th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, New Jersey, Veterans | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Miguel Hernandez Colon, New Jersey, NJ 4 | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Honors Korean War Vet
Congressman Chris Smith joined Salazar’s family in honoring his service by presenting him the medals he earned, but had not received, during a ceremony at the Xanadu senior condominium club house in Wall Township.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Veterans, Wall Township | Tags: Al Salazar, Congressman Chris Smith, General George Patton, General Omar Bradley, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Wall Township, World War II, Xanadu Senior Condominiums | Comments Off on Congressman Smith Honors WW2 Veteran’s Heroic Service
By Art Gallagher
Today, November 11, 2016 the mainstream media is focusing on a few kids who are protesting the outcome of the presidential election in their safe spaces.
I prefer to honor those 1,000,000 men and women who have sacrificed and experienced unimaginable horrors to protect our American way of life that gives those of us who are ridiculing the protesting kids from our own safe places the right to do so.
I recently had the privileged of beginning to get to know one of those young men, Staff Sergeant (Ret) Matthew O’Neil. Matt is the eldest son of my friend Rick O’Neil, the Mayor-elect of Highlands.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Veterans | Tags: Disabled Veterans, Joshua Hall, Matt O'Neil, Veterans Day, War of terror | 2 Comments »
Between 50 and 100 Monmouth County homeless military veterans will have homes, security and futures to look forward to thanks to the tenacity of Freeholder Lillian Burry, Congressman Chris Smith and Soldier On, a non-profit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness.
Since 1994, Soldier On has been providing homeless veterans with transitional housing and supportive services. In 2010, Soldier On opened the first Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community, a permanent housing cooperative that provides formerly homeless veterans with safe, sustainable, affordable housing – transitioning them from homelessness to home ownership. This housing model will be replicated nationally as Soldier On continues to change the end of the story for homeless veterans throughout the country.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Smith, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: Congressman Chris Smith, Edith Nowles, Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Community, homeless veterans, Lillian Burry, Monmouth County News, Soldier On, Veterans Administration, Veterans' housing | Comments Off on Soldier On: From homelessness to home ownership for military veterans
The Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders has followed the lead of Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso in making the lives of combat wounded war veterans a little easier.
Under a new program announced yesterday, the Freeholders are designating special parking spaces at county facilities for use by Purple Heart Medal recipients.
“We all recognize the tremendous sacrifices our military personnel have made to secure the freedoms we enjoy every day,” said DiMaso. “Regretfully, many of these men and women have returned home with physical and emotional injuries that will follow them the rest of their lives. A designated parking space is a simple way to say thank you.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: Deputy Freeholder Director Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Gary Rich, Freeholder John Curley, Freeholder Lillian Burry, Freeholder Tom Arnone, Monmouth County News, Purple Heart Parking, Wounded Warrior Family Support, Wounded Warrior Parking | Comments Off on Freeholders Give Combat Wounded Vets Special Parking Privileges
Township Committee Declares May Buddy Poppy Month
Post Commander Will Purcell recognized Mayor Scharfenberger at the April Township Committee meeting. In attendance were veterans and members of the Ladies Auxiliary. They thanked the mayor for his continued support of and dedication to veterans. Purcell also thanked Mayor Scharfenberger for his attendance at all of their ceremonies and remembrances over the years.
“We are forever indebted to our veterans for their sacrifice, service and valor,” said Mayor Scharfenberger. “They are brave soldiers who put their lives on the line to defend our country and protect our way of life.”admin | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown, Monmouth County News, Veterans | Tags: Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown, Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee, Monmouth County News, Vets | Comments Off on Scharfenberger Honored By Vets
OCEAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. – Alfred Caponigro of Ocean Township would not accept the medals he earned in combat during World War II because of all of the other Americans who didn’t make it back, or who lost limbs and other injuries. Caponigro lost his hearing in the war and was discharged with a 100 percent disability rating by the Navy.
On Tuesday Caponigro, 90, joined by his family and friends, accepted his medals from Congressman Chris Smith, 73 years after he earned them.admin | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Veterans | Tags: Alfred Caponigro, Chris Smith, Congressman Chris Smith, Ocean Township, Veterans, World War II | 1 Comment »
As New Jersey prepares to honor military veterans Wednesday, state officials are taking the first steps that could provide one thing many veterans say has been missing for them when they return home — justice in context of their service. A state task force looking at veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and their involvement in… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 11th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Veterans | Tags: Veterans | Comments Off on Is it time for N.J. to establish courts only for veterans?