Vietnam Veterans of New Jersey

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Vietnam Veterans

William F. Hoover Garwood, NJ - 1950 to 1971 South Plainfield, NJ - 1971 to 1996 Port Authority Police Lieutenant 1971 to 1996 Moved to Las Vegas, NV 1996 to present U.S. Coast Guard 1965 - 1972 Coast Guard Squadron One, Division Twelve Da Nang, Republic of Viet Nam 1967 - 1969 82' Cutters Point Dume, Point Orient, Point Gammon Operation Game Warden Operation Markettime. (Donated by: Bill Hoover, )

Pfc. Robert Brian Burgoyne, served in Vietnam 1967-1968 with the 9th Infantry Division. He was born in Elizabeth NJ August 9th 1946. Attended Elizabeth public schools before moving to Lakewood NJ in 1960. Bobby was awarded 2 Purple Hearts and a Silver Star "for gallantry in action while engaged in military conflict against an armed hostile force" He passed away July 2004 in Hudson, Florida where he lived for 25 years. ( submitted by his sister Joyce Starr Maxfield of New Egypt NJ )

Joseph E. Castrianni, United States Air Force, Air Police March 1967 to March 1968: Phu Cat Air Base: Tan San Nhut Air Base. (Submitted by Self,

Mitchell, Bob, Bob was a career person in the military. At the time of his enlistment He resided in Toms River, NJ. He served on active duty from April 1961 until November 1980, when He was eligible to retire with full pension.
He served "in country", as a field medic or "Corpsman" with the 3rd Marine Division. Although He was a Navy Corpsman, they are attached to the U.S. Marines because the Marines come under the Department of the Navy. They do not have their own medical corps, so they serve with them as part of their duty throughout their career.
Bob served in Vietnam from Nov 1966 to Nov 1967, earning the Combat Action Ribbon, and numerous other awards and medals. He continued his career, serving on several Navy ships, and overseas assignments until he was honorably discharged upon retirement of a 20 year career.
(Submitted by self, Bob Mitchell, Chief Hospital Corpsman (F,MF)U.S. Navy Retired)

George C. McGinley, Jr, is a Vietnam Vet. UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, active duty -12/69 -9/71, Happy Valley 3rd MP. Honorable Discharge, 9/71 He's is and has been a teacher at Cape May County Technical High School for 30 years. 7 children, Living in Upper Township. (Submitted by wife: Bridgette McGinley)

Joseph Kozlow, served Vietnam, Died 2003 at the age of 55. (Submitted by Dorren A Versfelt, )

George William Amme, Jr. 1st Lt Infantry. Plt. Ldr and Executive officer Co. A. Second Battalion, 16th Infantry, First Infantry Division. RVN March 1967 to Feb 1968. (Submitted by self, George W. Amme
Earl Adams, Jr. Born 1941 at Cooper Hospital, Camden, NJ.
Lived in Louden, NJ until early 1952 then moved to Haddon Heights, NJ. Entered the
United States Air Force April 1959 and retired from same May 1979. Served in
Texas, Colorado, Greece, Montana twice, Tokyo, Japan, Tampa, Florida, Vietnam,
Thailand, Iceland H3 and finally Spokane, WA. See my web site:
(Submitted by self, Earl Adams Jr.)
Burek, Stanley J.Served in US Navy May 1965 -May 1991. Vietnam Era Veteran, No in country service Retired E-7/CTMC (submitted by self,

James J. Donohue Born Plainfield, New Jersey. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy from Middlesex, N.J. After boot camp my first asignment was the U.S.S. Grand Canyon A.D. 28. Then the U.S.S. Massey D.D.778 and last the U.S.S. Glennon D.D.778 Discharged honorably in 1966 in this rate. Boiler Tender Petty Officer Second Class. (Donated by
Paul Hessel from Haworth NJ. Served in Vietnam, November 1969 as a Light Weapons Infantry man.Lives in Aurora Colorado. (Submitted by: Paul J Hessel,

JOCS Robert George Leonard, (USN Retired), Ridgefield, NJ (Submitted by Robert Leonard)

Felix Trzaska, M/sgt (ret) USAF, born and raised in South River,
New Jersey,1923--served in WWII, Korean and Vietnam wars. Retired at
Mather AFB, California
(Donated by:Mrs. Felix Trzaska)

Robert S. Vail, Jr., son of Robert S. Vail Sr., (WWI vet). Born 7/8/1930 in Plainfield, NJ. Graduate of Plainfield High School. Served in Vietnam from 11/1966 to 10/1967 with the Armed Forces Radio Television Service, (AFRTS), Saigon. Retired from active service on 10/31/1974. Died on 2/26/1991. Submitted by: Robert S. Vail at Titusville, FL


Russell J. Scott : U.S. Navy in 1967, was stationed in DaNang,
RVN. for 1 year, 68-69 with the Seabees. Inactive reserves in 1970,
Honorable discharge 1973
(Donated by Russell Scott)

Richard E. Madigan: US Army, Infantry, active duty 1964-1966.
Honorable Discharge 1969.
(Donated by Richard E. Madigan)

Harry L. Ettmueller: Enlisted US Army on 07, Jan 1963, Egg Harbor Twp
(Farmington)New Jersey. Honorable Discharged 05 July 1977
at San Antonio Texas.
MIA 03 Feb 1968
POW 05 Feb 1968, Hue City Tet
XPW 05 Mar 1973, Hanoi RTN US Control. (Donated by:

Joseph J. Carter : USAF 1967-1974

Howard Werner, Jr : 1969-1973, Spent 13 months in Vietnam, helicopter gunman. He lives in Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
(Donated by: )