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Memorial Day, A Time To Honor The Fallen Heroes In Gloucester City And In Every Community Throughout Our Nation

Screen Shot 2022-02-08 at 13.04.44Gloucester High School War Memorial (CNBNewsnet photo credit)

 

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet

 

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 29, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester High School has erected a wonderful tribute to honor those residents who died for our country. The beautiful war memorial is placed near the entrance to the school, Market Street and Crescent Blvd. The names of the residents who fought in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the War on Terrorism are inscribed on a bronze
plaque.  Insignias of each of the branches of the service are engraved at the bottom of the plaque. Statues depicting service members are placed so many feet apart around the outside of the site.

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Memorial Day is a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Thanks to the Phil Cohen website we were able to include details about how these individuals died along with information about their families. Mr. Cohen deserves a lot of credit for his dedication and time that he spent researching and compiling the facts. His website also includes information about the war heroes in other communities who fought and died so we could be free. (Phil Cohen website click here)

 

Yes Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer season. A day spent with families cooking hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. But it is much more than that. And, we are are all guilty of not thinking about the real reason for the holiday.  Take a few minutes an read the names of those listed; the streets of Amon, Barnaby, Baynes, Hickman, Gehrig, and Lane were named after some of these soldiers.  Say a prayer for their souls, and say a prayer for our world today. These are very scary times. The war between Russia and Ukraine has the makings of escalating into a nuclear war. Likewise does the threat of China's potential invasion of Taiwan. If you know a veteran, or a soldier on active duty, thank them for their sacrifices. For without them you wouldn't be celebrating Memorial Day. 

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Screen Shot 2022-05-29 at 16.09.25A bronze plaque honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice at the GHS war memorial

 

WORLD WAR 1

David Barnaby- Army

Private, of 521 Hunter Street, Gloucester City, was fatally injured  when he was kicked by a horse over the right eye, near Hausen, Germany, on February 2, 1919. He was a member of Battery F, 76th Field Artillery, in the Army of Occupation, and was sent on a detail for horses to Hausen. On the return Barnaby asked permission to fall out to adjust his saddle. The detail had gone but one hundred yards when Corporal Hayes saw him fall. When the detail reached Barnaby they found him badly injured and he was taken to the hospital at Mayen, Germany, where he died on February 5th, He was the son of Mrs. Rebecca Barnaby, of 521 Hunter Street, Gloucester City.t to adjust his saddle. The detail had gone but one hundred yards when Corporal Hayes saw him fall. When the detail reached Barnaby they found him badly injured and he was taken to the hospital at Mayen, Germany, where he died on February 5th, He was the son of Mrs. Rebecca Barnaby, of 521 Hunter Street, Gloucester City

 

Frederick H. Baynes- Army

Sergeant, of 935 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, was killed in action in the Meuse-Argonne offensive on October 9, 1918. He enlisted in the old Third Regiment, National Guard of New jersey, and was sent with the regiment to Camp Edge, Sea Girt, on July 25, 1917, and later transferred to Camp McClellan, Anniston AL. He became a member of Company G, when the regiment was changed to the 114th Infantry. He was the son of Frederick H. and Rebecca Baynes of Gloucester City.

 

William M. Hickman-Army

Private, of 613 Market Street, Gloucester City, was killed in action on September 29, 1918. He was one of twelve volunteers who endeavored to capture a German machine-gun nest in the Argonne Forest. He was shot in the hip and as he fell was shot in the forehead and instantly killed. He was the only one of the twelve to be slain. Private Hickman was a member of Company B, 145th Infantry, and was drafted April 29, 1918 and sent to Camp Lee VA, for training. He arrived in France on June 22, 1918. This young soldier was the son of William C. and Elizabeth Louise Hickman, of Gloucester City.

 

Amon Lane-Army (no information)

 

John J. Sheldon-Army

Private, of Gloucester City, died at Syracuse Recruit Camp, Syracuse NY on October 13, 1918, from pneumonia. The young man had been drafted July 29, 1918 and sent to Syracuse, where he had been assigned to Battery A, 126th Field Artillery. He was the son of Louis and Mary Sheldon, and resided at 100 North Broadway, Gloucester City.

 

Townsend C. Young-Army

TOWNSEND C. YOUNG, Private, of Gloucester City, Was killed in action October 12, 1918, north of Verdun when the 29th Division entered the Meuse-Argonne battle. He was a member of Company G, 114th Infantry, and went away from Camden with the Third New Jersey National Guard, on July 25, 1917, and was trained at Camp Edge at Sea Girt NJ and Camp McClellan at Anniston AL. He was the son of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Young, of Gloucester City.

 

WORLD WAR II
IN SOLEMN TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN WORLD WAR II
THE GLORY OF THEIR DEEDS WILL LIVE FOREVER
Name Rank Branch Unit Born Died
ROBERT J. ANDERSON PFC ARMY 117th Infantry Regiment
30th Infantry Division
 

7/28/1944

JOSEPH A. BARRON SF2C NAVY USS FRANKLIN CV-13  

3/19/1945

RALPH E. BATEZEL S1C NAVY USS SKILL  

9/25/1943

WILLIAM J. BODDINGHAM PFC ARMY 29th Infantry Regiment 1925

5/27/1946

DANIEL G. BOOTH AOM2C NAVY USS Ticonderoga
Torpedo Bomber Squadron VT-80
 

1/17/1946

SAMUEL BURNS TSGT AAF   1921

12/19/1943

ALDEN P. COCHRAN TSGT ARMY 18th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division
1919

11/20/1944

THOMAS C. COSTELLO 2LT AAF

553rd Bomber Squadron
386th Bomber Group, Medium

1914

6/7/1943

ALBERT CRABTREE PVT ARMY Company K
109th Infantry Regiment
28th Infantry Division
12/9/1916

11/17/1944

EDGAR S. CROUTHAMEL 2LT AAF 8th Air Force 2/2/1920

4/2/1944

FRANK DICKINSON TEC5 ARMY 113th Ordnance Bomb Disposal Squad  

2/22/1945

JOSEPH DI SANTIS S1C NAVY USS PRINGLE DD-477  

4/16/1945

JOHN G. ELLIOT SGT ARMY    

4/21/1945

FREDERICK GEHRIG GM3C NAVY USS Atlanta  

11/16/1942

DAVID GINSBURG PVT ARMY 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
 

6/6/1944

ALBERT S. GODALLA PVT ARMY

351st Infantry Regiment
88th Infantry Division

 

8/8/1944

JOSEPH HARRISON PFC ARMY

Company F
324th Infantry Regiment
44th Infantry Division

7/14/1922

1/14/1945

ALBERT l. HARVEY PFC ARMY 175th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
 

6/23/1944

JOHN J. HEGENER, JR. PFC ARMY 38th Infantry Regiment
2nd Infantry Division
 

10/11/1944

ALBERT C. HOBBS, JR. PVT ARMY 112th Infantry Regiment
28th Infantry Division
 

1/26/1945

HAROLD E. HOLLOWAY CPL ARMY    

8/26/1944

ROSS C. HUNT PVT ARMY Headquarters Battery
15th Coast Artillery Regiment
12/3/21

3/13/1942

JOSEPH H. JOHNSON PFC ARMY 31st Signal Construction Battalion  

11/27/1943

THOMAS JOSEPH PFC ARMY 143rd Infantry Regiment
36th Infantry Division
 

9/18/943

EDWARD P. KEENAN SSGT ARMY 121st Infantry Regiment
8th Infantry Division
1923

9/30/1944

JOSEPH C. KOBBY PFC USMC 81st Marine Division 6/10/1920

1/6/1944

GERALD LYONS PFC ARMY 116th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
1910

11/21/1944

JACK  B. MCDERMOTT S1C NAVY USS NELSON DD-623  

6/13/1945

PAUL MAILLEY 2LT AAF

23rd Photographic Squadron
S5th Reconnaissance Group

 

3/4/1944

JAMES L. MYLES, JR. 1LT ARMY Air Transport Command 1917

2/13/1945

FRANCIS NEWCOME PFC ARMY Headquarters Company
3rd Battalion
407th Infantry Regiment
102nd Infantry Division
 

2/23/1945

ALBERT L. PARKER PVT USMC 2nd Marine Division 1924

11/21/1943

JOHN R. PLETKIN PVT ARMY    

3/22/1945

EDWARD T. RODGERS TEC5 ARMY 322ND ENGINEER BN  

4/14/1945

JOSEPH A. SCHEURICH PVT ARMY 48th Infantry Battalion
7th Armored Division
 

12/22/1944

THOMAS M. SHERIDAN TEC5 ARMY    

12/22/1945

HYMAN SMALL TSGT ARMY 175th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
 

6/21/1944

WILLIAM J. SPENCER WT2C NAVY USS PRINCETON  

10/24/1944

WALTER W. SPRINGER, JR. SSGT AAF

330th Bomber Squadron
93rd Bomber Group, Heavy

 

3/6/1944

JOHN. J STAINKER SSGT AAF

328th Bomber Squadron
93rd Bomber Group, Heavy

 

1/7/1944

JAMES STINSMAN SSGT AAF

535th Bomber Squadron
381st Bomber Group, Heavy

 

10/8/1943

WALTER E. STUHL TSGT AAF 545th Bomber Squadron
384th Bomber Group (Heavy)
1921

4/13/1944

FRED WALKER MM1C NAVY    

3/4/1943

WALTER WALKER PVT AA 611th School Squadron 1904

11/12/1942

JOSEPH H. WESSEL SGT ARMY 60th Infantry Regiment
9th Infantry Division
 

12/12/1944

JAMES W. WILKIE TEC5 ARMY Field Artillery
102nd Infantry Division
11/1/1920

2/24/1945

WILLIAM T. WILLIAMS 1LT AAF

447th Bomber Squadron
321st Bomber Group, Medium

 

12/2/1943

WALTER R. WILLIAMSON PFC ARMY 16th Infantry Regiment
1st Infantry Division
1919

3/24/1943

KOREA

C. RICHARD EPPLEMAN PFC MARINES Company C, 1st Battalion,
 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division
10/11/1930 9/30/1951
FRANK E. SULLIVAN SGT ARMY 223rd Infantry Regiment
40th Infantry Division
1930 12/23/1952

VIETNAM

HARRY G. BRANNON SGT ARMY   5/9/1936 8/15/1966
CHRISTOPHER M. DANIELS SGT ARMY   12/18/1948 2/3/1968
WILLIAM B. HAMACHER PFC MARINES   7/11/1949 5/22/1968
WILLIAM F. RIDGE CPL ARMY   10/11/1949 8/24/1969
JOHN J. RODGERS PFC MARINES   5.25.1947 1/15/1967
RONALD J. BATES CPL MARINES   11/4/1949 7/31/1969
WAYNE A. COLANTUONO SP4 ARMY   11/22/1946 10/20/1967
PAUL J. FLAHERTY PFC ARMY   10/17/1948 1/7/169
MICHAEL A. WALTERS PFC ARMY A Company, 3rd Battalion
8th Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Division
1/11/1947 5/11/1969

THE WAR ON TERRORISM 

RYAN CORPORAL MARC T. -Suddenly and Tragically K.I.A, On November 15, 2004. Screen Shot 2022-05-29 at 22.26.35 Age 25. Of Gloucester City. This Dedicated Marine Corp Corporal gave his life for his country in Ramadi, Irag he died serving his country with pride and honor. Loving and Proud son of Former United States Marine Thomas E. Ryan and Linda (nee Sharp). Beloved brother of Christopher D. Ryan (wife Khara) of Gloucester City and Lauren D. Ryan of Haddon Heights. Beloved maternal grandson of the late William J. (Former United States Marine) and Barbara H. Sharp formerly of Gloucester City. Loving paternal grandson of the late James M. and Ruth Ryan. Dear great-grandson of Delinda Gabriele of Medford, NJ and Margaret Heitz of Sacramento, California. Loving uncle of Laney, Justin and the late Logan T. Ryan. Sweetheart of Cathy Cerminara of PA. Adoring Nephew of Bryan D. and Tammy Sharp. Loving nephew of the late Jack and James Ryan and Rose McDonald. Dear Cousin of Jason, Bill, Jesse Sharp, Brenda, Tracy, James Jr., Colleen, John, Kevin and Brian. Caring Nephew and god-son of Joseph F. Ryan of Woodbury and Diane Hale of Swedesboro. Devoted family friend of Sherry, Lester III, Cody and Marisa.

Marc was born, raised in Gloucester City and was a 1998 graduate of Gloucester City Jr./Sr. High School. He was captain of the Gloucester City High School Football Team, 1997 All South Jersey Football Player, All Tri-County, All Group 2 First Team and received the Larry Pusey Award from Gloucester City High School for Courage. Marc was a weapons specialist for the United States Marine Corps and served our country with pride, honor and courage. He is a hero to all and fought for the freedom of those less fortunate.

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