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Roland J. Boehner, Jr., Vietnam Era U.S. Army Veteran

Roland J. Boehner, Jr., "Rol Dog", on August 6, 2020, of Glendora; formerly of Runnemede. Age 73. Beloved husband of Karen (nee Buckley) for 35 years. Devoted brother of Carol Boehner and Barry Boehner (Christine). Loving brother-in-law of Catherine Bush (Bob) and Michael Buckley (Nell). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Roland proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era and was a member of American Legion Post #281. He retired from Conrail after 28 years. Services and interment are private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the... Read more →

Modified Port Condition For Port of Delaware Bay

PHILADELPHIA — The Captain of the Port (COTP), Delaware Bay, has set a modified Port Condition X-Ray due to the potential for Hurricane Isaias to impact Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware area in the next 48 hours. A thorough explanation of port conditions can be found under the local contingency plans tab on homeport at: https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/delaware-bay. The COTP has determined the Delaware shore, Delaware Bay, and New Jersey shore areas will likely experience heavy rains, gale force winds, increased seas, and surf. Members of the port community should take adequate precautions and review the Severe Weather Contingency Plan. In preparation... Read more →

Customs and Border Protection Officers Intercepted 7 Counterfeit African Passports in Philly

Release Date: July 24, 2020 PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted seven counterfeit and altered African passports in Philadelphia Wednesday that were destined to an address in Palm Beach County, Florida. Philadelphia CBP officers seized this altered Gambia passport and six others. While examining arriving international air parcels, CBP officers inspected a shipment from Turkey manifested as documents. Inside officers discovered seven passports from African nations that appeared altered, lacked sufficient security features and used identical photos in more than one passport. The seven passports were allegedly issued by the governments of Angola, Benin, Gambia, Lesotho... Read more →

Congressman Norcross Favors Bills that Secure Nation, Address Pandemic and Invest in American Families

WASHINGTON, DC (July 24, 2020)— Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) – a member of the House Committee on Education and Labor and House Armed Services Committee – voted in favor of H.R. 7608, a “minibus” package that contains four Fiscal Year 2021 bills that fund federal departments and agencies including those related to military construction, veterans, agriculture, interior, environment and the State Department. “How we invest our nation’s funding is a reflection of our priorities, and these appropriations bills show that we are prioritizing our workers, our veterans, bringing back a healthy economy and a clean environment,” said Congressman... Read more →

Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount, Dies in Vehicle Rollover Accident somewhere in Eastern Syria

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount Operation Inherent Resolve. Sgt. Bryan Cooper Mount, 25, from St. George, Utah, died as the result of a vehicle rollover accident while conducting reconnaissance operations, July 21, 2020, in Eastern Syria. The incident is under investigation. Mount was assigned to 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. “He was a husband, son, brother and leader who was adored by everyone who knew him,” Maj. Gen. Christopher Donahue, commander of the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based... Read more →

Video: Anarchists Attack Homeland Security Agents Protecting Federal Buildings in Portland

CNBNews Reporting (Gloucestercitynews.net)(PORTLAND, OREGON, JULY 21, 2020)--Hundreds of anarchists try to storm a United States courthouse in Portland, Oregon as agents from Homeland Security sent to Portland to protect federal buildings fire teargas into the crowds trying to disperse them. One agent was hit over the head by a subversive using a sledge hammer. His medical condition is unknown. The 23-year-old suspect, who resides in Texas, is facing federal charges. According to Chad Wolf, acting Homeland Security head since November 2019 the Portland protests have been going on every night for over 50 days. Wolf said the anarchists number in... Read more →

John B. Burkhardt, of Coudersport, formerly of Gloucester City; RE Developer, Inventor, Westville Police Officer, Army Veteran, Karate Instructor, GHS Alum Class of '62

John B. Burkhardt 1962 Graduate of GHS Coudersport, PA - John Barry Burkhardt, 77, of Coudersport, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport, PA. John was born on March 19, 1943, in Blackwood, NJ the son of the late Paul Edward and Susan (Seif) Burkhardt. He married the former Judith J. Kummerlen on November 25, John with his wife Judith J. (Kummerlen) Burkhardt. They were married for 53 years 1966 and they have celebrated 53 years of marriage. John was a graduate of Gloucester City Jr. & Sr. High School, Class of 1962. He was a veteran of... Read more →

The murder of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén; 'Enough is enough'

The American Legion The murder of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén, and the alleged events leading up to it, sparked a national movement of sexual trauma survivors to share their stories publicly, including via social media platforms using the hashtag #IAmVanessaGuillén. U.S. Army veteran and Legionnaire Jay Gonzales didn’t use social media to share her story. But she nevertheless has made it public. And it’s a story of being fed up with what she says is a problem that has gone on for decades. Gonzales – vice commander of American Legion Post 213 in Buda, Texas, and the post’s American Legion... Read more →

Why Would A Person Destroy Their Community?

Blocks of stores were destroyed by the rioters (image courtesy of The Star Ledger) SEE VIDEO BELOW William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews (Gloucestercitynews.net)This week is the 53rd Anniversary of the Newark riots, also known by those who were there as the "Battle of Newark". The six-day conflict broke out on July 12, 1967, and ended on July 18, 1967. Soldiers from South Jersey who belonged to the 50th Armored Division,1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment (aka "The Jersey Blues") were called early in the morning on July 12 to report to their respective armories either in Woodbury, or Pitman. When... Read more →

July 4th 'Salute to America' Honors the Military

BY C. TODD LOPEZ, DOD NEWS Before military aircraft screamed over the National Mall and fireworks lit up the night sky yesterday as part of the "2020 Salute to America" event in the nation's capital, the president spoke from the South Lawn of the White House about the contributions of U.S. military personnel to American freedom and history. "Tonight, we will salute the greatness and loyalty and valor of the men and women who have defended our independence for 244 years," said Donald J. Trump. "We will honor the amazing men and women of the United States military. Never in... Read more →

Face of Defense: From Peru to U.S. Navy Chief

BY KATIE LANGE, DOD NEWS A lot of young people come to the United States looking for a better life, and many join the military as part of their journey. Navy Chief Petty Officer Ubaldo Huaromo, 54, is no exception. Navy Chief Petty Officer Ubaldo S. Huaromo Job Title: Material Management Division Leading Chief Petty Officer and Transportation Officer Hometown: Ancash, Peru Stationed: Diego Garcia, British Indian Territory Unit: Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka, Site Diego Garcia Growing up in Ancash, Peru, he never expected that he'd be traveling the globe managing supplies for the world's greatest... Read more →

Face of Defense: Hall of Fame Pitcher, Olympic Champion Sprinter Both Served in the Military

BY DAVID VERGUN, DOD NEWS Almost every sporting event in the United States has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an absence noted by the many service members who are ardent sports fans and enjoy playing sports. Because the games are mostly on hold, here's a look at a few sports legends who also served in the military. Nolan Ryan Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan left a lasting mark in baseball, pitching for the New York Mets (1966 and 1968-1971), California Angels (1972-1979), Houston Astros (1980-1988) and Texas Rangers (1989-1993). Notice that 1967 is missing from his timeline... Read more →

Coast Guard, partner agencies promote safe boating during Fourth of July weekend

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard urges mariners to exercise vigilance and caution Thursday for the upcoming holiday weekend as celebrations are expected to increase the presence of boaters on the waterways. Pictured is a Coast Guard Sector San Diego created poster featuring examination decals displayed by charter vessels. If a charter company takes more than six passengers out on federal waterways, the vessel should have a valid Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection posted in a visible location along with an inspection decal. Smaller passenger vessels carrying six or fewer passengers are not required to have a Certificate of Inspection... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Army 1st Sgt. Frederick Fuger

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO BY KATIE LANGE, DOD NEWS The Battle of Gettysburg is remembered as one of the most pivotal encounters of the Civil War, a conflict that led to more than 1,500 men earning the newly created Medal of Honor. One of those Army 1st Sgt. Frederick Fuger recipients, Army 1st Sgt. Frederick Fuger, wasn't even a U.S. citizen when he held the Union position during Confederate Maj. Gen. George Pickett's famous charge. Fuger was born in Goppingen, Germany, on June 18, 1836. He was a teenager when he immigrated to the United States, boarding a... Read more →

Spc. Nick Bravo-Regules, 20, from Largo, Florida, died June 23, in Jordan

Spc. Nick Bravo Regules U.S. ARMY (photo courtesy of Stars and Stripes The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Spc. Nick Bravo-Regules, 20, from Largo, Florida, died June 23, 2020, in Jordan while supporting operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, from a non-combat-related incident. The incident is under investigation. Bravo-Regules was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th ADA Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas. Related: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO Read more →

Face of Defense: Coast Guard rescues child from inflatable raft swept to sea by current

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The crew of a Coast Guard Boat Station San Juan 33-foot Special Purpose Craft – Law Enforcement rescued a young girl, between four to six-years-old, from an inflatable plastic raft Monday afternoon, over half a mile off the beach near “Isla de Cabras” in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan received a call at 3:49 p.m. Monday from a 911 Emergency operator, who reported that the child was being swept out to sea near the “Palo Seco” power plant in Toa Baja. Watchstanders directed... Read more →

Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay holds change of command ceremony in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — Coast Guard Capt. Jonathan Theel relieved Capt. Scott Anderson as commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay during a change of command ceremony at Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia, Friday. Courtesy Photo U.S. Coast Guard District 5 North Capt. Jonathan Theel poses for a photo with his family after the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay change of command ceremony in Philadelphia, June 19, 2020. Theel relieved Coast Guard Capt. Scott Anderson and Anderson is retiring after 26 years of service. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Natasha Robertson/Released)undefined Rear Admiral Keith Smith, commander of the... Read more →

Search for Missing Swimmer Near Delanco on the Delaware River Ended

DELANCO, N.J.( June 21, 2020) — The Coast Guard ended their search for a missing 22-year-old man in the vicinity of Delanco on the Delaware River, Sunday evening. New Jersey State police recovered a body matching the description of the missing individual, which was transported to the local coroner's office. The Coast Guard; Delanco Fire Department; Delanco Emergency Squad; Riverdale Fire Department; Delran Fire Department; Beverly Fire Department; Burlington Fire Department; Riverton Fire Department; Palmyra Emergency Squad; Delran Emergency Squad and Cinnaminson Fire Department all took part in the search. For information regarding the initial search, click here: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/291e991 Read more →

Norcross, Chabot Lead Call for Release of Appropriated Funds for U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01) and Steve Chabot (R-OH-01), along with 68 other Members of the United States House of Representatives, recently sent a bipartisan letter to the Department of Homeland Security urging the Secretary to immediately release Fiscal Year 2020 funds for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 12th National Security Cutter. “Given the devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to identify ways to invest in our nation’s businesses and critical domestic supplier base which includes hundreds of small businesses across the country,” said Congressman Norcross. “Along with Congressman Steve Chabot,... Read more →

Face of Defense: Nation’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Changes Hands

x RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO VALLEJO, Calif. — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) held a modified change-of-command ceremony Friday at the Mare Island Dry Dock. Capt. William Woityra relieved Capt. Gregory Stanclik as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star during a scaled-back ceremony designed to support COVID-19 physical distancing practices, which was presided over by the Pacific Area Commander Vice Adm. Linda Fagan. “The ingenuity of Capt. Stanclik and the crew of Polar Star ensured that this ship kept running and that the channel to McMurdo Station in... Read more →

Face of Defense: Coast Guard, assisted by Navy, medevacs man 275 miles off Ocean City, Maryland

OCEAN CITY, Md. ⁠— The Coast Guard medevaced a man from a container ship approximately 275 miles off the coast of Ocean City, Friday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s Fifth District command center received a report on Thursday evening that an explosion occurred in the engine room of the cargo ship Laura Maersk, which burned a crewmember and disabled the vessel. Aircrews aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and an HC-130 Hercules airplane from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina launched to medevac the injured crewmember. Due to the extensive distance, the Coast Guard Fifth District coordinated with U.S. Fleet... Read more →

A Letter from American Legion National Commander James W. “Bill” Oxford

June 4, 2020 Dear American Legion Family Members and Friends, In this era of uncertainty, one thing remains absolute: No community service organization responds more effectively in times of despair than The American Legion. The coronavirus has placed barricades around nearly every facet of our way of life in America. It has halted social gatherings, closed our schools and many businesses, and threatened our nation’s blood supply. But American Legion Family members have admirably served our communities, states and nation through this turbulent time. And perhaps there was no greater evidence of this than on our most hallowed holiday, Memorial... Read more →

Boaters Register EPIRBs, File Float Plans

SEATTLE - Every year the Coast Guard makes thousands of phone calls to mariners, boat owners and emergency points of contact in response to receiving distress alerts from emergency position indicating radio beacons. An EPIRB is a beacon that alerts the Coast Guard that the vessel registered to the EPIRB is in distress and requires a search and rescue response. These alerts can often mean the difference between the life and death of persons on the water and have been critical to providing rescue teams with the necessary information to quickly and effectively respond. How does an EPIRB work? These... Read more →


RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE AMERICAN HERO BROOKINGS, OR,Courtesy Photo U.S. Coast Guard District 13 Subscribe43 Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Preiser (surfman #535) operates a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat in the surf near Brookings, Oregon, Dec. 13, 2019. Surfman is the pinnacle of the five certifications available to boat-crew members, and Coast Guardsmen. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Bruce Beck Photography Public Domain use approved by Mr. Bruce Beck) Years ago a visitor from Central Oregon stood on the Depoe Bay Bridge, which runs along the Pacific Coast Highway, otherwise known as State Highway 101. She looked out to see... Read more →

PANDEMIC Doesn't Stop American Legion from Observing Memorial Day (VIDEO)

THE AMERICAN LEGION American Legion Post 302 in Oconto Falls, Wis., was instrumental in the creation of the Oconto Falls Veterans Monument, which was dedicated last fall. And on May 25, that same memorial – which bears the names of 450 veterans and their years of service – served as the backdrop for the post’s Memorial Day observation made necessary because of the coronavirus. Oconto Falls, Wis.--Members of Post 302 stood socially distanced in front of the memorial and saluted as vehicle after vehicle, many adorned with U.S. flags and other patriotic decorations, passed by. It was a chance for... Read more →