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Posted on: October 8, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Township Dedicates New Batch of Street Signs For Fallen Veterans

The Middletown Veterans Affairs Committee will hold a two more rounds of dedication ceremonies this October to mark installation of the commemorative street signs that honor fallen veterans.

Ceremonies will be held on October 10th and October 17th. The veterans’ families and friends as well as the public are invited to attend. The ceremonies will include a color guard and the playing of taps.

More than 50 signs are being added to streets township-wide to honor our fallen veterans from World War II to present who were killed in action. The Veterans Affairs Committee plans to hold ceremonies at all sign locations. The commemorative sign includes the soldier’s full name, an American flag, branch of service, campaign served and a gold star representing the gold star mother and family.

The Veterans Affairs Committee is seeking family and friends of the following Middletown veterans who were killed in action during World War II: George Beaman, Marvin Hart, Walter Chance, James Overton, Vernon Papa, Charles Debele, Michael Bonifacio, Francis Neville, Henry Applegate, George C. Henry, Francis Mason Hayes and Joseph Carmello Jr.; during Korea: Edward Feakes; and during Vietnam: Thomas Birch, Robert Rocky and Alfred Bauer. Please call 732-787-8510 for more information.

October 10th Dedications

Birch Street October 10, 10:00 a.m.
Named in memory of Thomas Birch who was killed in action during Vietnam. The road is located off Route 36 East in the Navesink section of town at Cottage Gate. Mile Marker 14.

Feakes Drive October 10, 10:15 a.m.
Named in memory of Edward Feakes who was killed in action during Korea. The road at located off Birch Street in the same housing complex.

Papa Court October 10, 10:30 a.m.
Named in memory of Vernon Papa who was killed in action in World War II. The road is located off Birch Street in the same housing complex.

Beaman Boulevard October 10, 10:45 a.m.
Named in memory of George Beaman who was killed in action in World War II. The road is located off Route 36 in the Navesink section of town. It’s the entrance to Conifer Village Apartments.

Mouritzen Place October 10, 11:15 a.m.
Named in memory of Donald Mouritzen who was killed in action in Vietnam. To access the road take Nutswamp Road to Michael Drive to Mouritzen Place.

Rocky Memorial Parkway October 10, 11:45 a.m.
Named in memory of Robert Rocky who was killed in action in Vietnam. The road is located off West Front Street in the Lincroft section of town.

October 17th Dedications

Overton Drive October 17, 10:00 a.m.
Named in memory of James Overton who was killed in action in World War II. The road is located off Harmony Road behind Shop-rite.

Hart Drive October 17, 10:15 a.m.
Named in memory of Marvin Hart who was killed in action in World War II. The road is located off Overton Drive in the same complex.

Chance Drive October 17, 10:30 a.m.
Named in memory of Walter Chance who was killed in action in World War II. The road is located off Hart Drive in the same complex.

Pate Drive October 17, 10:45 a.m.
Named in memory of Robert Pate who was killed in action in World War II. The road is located of Hart Drive in the same complex

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