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Veterans Honored with Federal Medals

On April 12, The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Office of Veterans Affairs honored 30 veterans, including three living World War II veterans, with federal medals.

The veterans honored are:

Edgardo Antequera- Us Air Force- Operation Iraq War & Afghanistan War - Browns Mills
Clarence M. Bates- Us Army- WWII -Franklinville*
Harry H. Birkby- Us Army- WWII - Pitman*
Michael Blotsky- Us Army- WWII - Turnersville*
Mark A. Bricker- Us Navy- Brooklawn
Joseph A. Carrasquillo- Us Navy- WWII – Sewell*
Edmund J. Crispin Jr.- Us Navy- WWII - Harrisonville
Henry Dowdy Jr.- Us Army- Gulf War- Blackwood
Kevin J. Erickson- Us Army- Iraq War - West Deptford
John F. Gilligan Jr.- Us Army-Vietnam War - Newport, NJ
William Y C. Hannum- Us Army- WWII - Hawaii*
Charles V. Harker- Us Navy- WWII - Pitman
James M. Kirschner Jr.- Us Army- Vietnam War - Woodbury
Robert F. Lenox Jr.- Us Navy- Vietnam - Mantua
William J. Lynch- Us Army- WWII – Thorofare*
Albert E. Meihofer- Us Army- Vietnam War - Sewell
Steven L. Perry- Us Navy- WWII – Woolwich*
Edward J. Pfeiffer Sr.- Us Army- WWII – Turnersville*
William G. Raroha- Us Army- Vietnam War - Collingswood
Vincent E. Robinson- Us Army- Deptford
Harry C. Ross Sr.- Us Army- WWII –Turnersville*
Edward F. Ruk- Us Navy- WWII & Korea- Pitman
Ralph L. Russ- Us Army- Vietnam War – Woodbury*
Melvin O. Shamberger- Us Navy- Williamstown
Catherine M. Sheppard- Us Army- Southwest Asia- Mullica Hill
Victor R. Simonin-Us Army- Vietnam War - Mullica Hill
Thaddeus J. Toland-Us Army- WWII - West Deptford*
William Valerio- Us Army- WWII - Franklinville*
James A. Woodworth- Us Air Force- Korean War - Woodbury
Oswald A. Zaffiri- Us Army- WWII - Egg Harbor City

*Indicates Medals Will Be Awarded Posthumously