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MOUNT EPHRAIM, N.J.
WAR MEMORIAL


       Situated at Davis and Garfield Avenues, in Mount Ephraim, NJ., this monument bears a list of Mount Ephraim residents lost in World War II. It was dedicated in the fall of 1947. The list has a few errors, which have been corrected in the listing below. Samuel A. Busey, for instance, was the father of James A. Busey, who was lost while serving with the Coast Guard in 1944. William Stefan's first name was Willibold, and George Ocavage spelled his name O'Cavage. Similar errors have turned up on other monuments, and can be attributed to the fact that the monuments are erected years after the events commemorated, and the surviving families are no longer around to ensure correct spelling. 

       On July 27, 2003 a Korean War monument was dedicated on grounds. This monument, erected as a joint project by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War posts of Mount Ephraim, honors Corporal Samuel Rainey, the only Mount Ephraim serviceman lost during the Korean War.

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                                        Phil Cohen
 
                     
                   phil552@reagan.com


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IN HONOR OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF MT. EPHRAIM FOR THEIR PATRIOTIC SERVICE IN WORLD WAR II
In Memory Of Our Heroes Who Gave Their Lives For Their Country
Name Rank Branch Unit Born Died
DANIEL BENEVENTO PFC ARMY 253rd Infantry Regiment
63rd Infantry Division
  4/7/1945
RICHARD K. BUCK PFC ARMY   10/15/1915 8/13/1942
JAMES A. BUSEY F1C NAVY USS LEOPOLD DE-319 1921 3/9/1944
ROBERT DIXON PVT ARMY 15th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
1908 11/13/1943
JAMES WESLEY DYE, JR. ARM3C NAVY

USS BENNINGTON (CV-20)

1925 2/24/1945
JERRY J. GIORDANO PFC ARMY 12th Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Division
  1/14/1944
WILLIS HOUSER PVT ARMY      
LESLIE A. HOLTZAPFEL PVT ARMY 5307th Composite Unit   3/16/1946
ROBERT  MULLER   NAVY     4/1945
GEORGE J. O'CAVAGE SSGT AIR FORCE     1943
SAMUEL J. PRICE TEC5 ARMY Company C
117th Engineer Battalion
37th Infantry Division
  2/9/1945
DELBERT K. SANDT TEC5 ARMY

747th Tank Battalion
29th Infantry Division

6/21922 6/16/1944
ATTILIO J. SIMONE PVT ARMY 116th Infantry Regiment
29th Infantry Division
  4/6/1945
CORNELIUS M. SINON PVT ARMY 7th Infantry Regiment
3rd Infantry Division
  3/26/1945
WILLIBOLD STEFAN PVT ARMY 141st Infantry Regiment
36th Infantry Division
1913 9/9/1943

ERECTED BY THE SELECTEES MOTHERS CLUB CHAPTER NO. XI


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Camden Courier-Post * October 4, 1947

 From 1947 until July of 2003, the monuments at Veterans Triangle were as pictured.

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KOREAN WAR 1950-1953
NAME RANK BRANCH UNIT BORN DIED
SAMUEL H. RAINEY CPL AIR FORCE 345th Bomber Squadron 98th Bomber Wing 1/23/1933 3/28/1952

On July 27, 2003, a new Korean War Memorial was added

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HMTS Rohna

Six men from Camden NJ, Frank Ballerino, Michael Carr,  Michael Yachus, Stephen V. Koscianski, Lewis Riondino, and Joseph H. Johnson died together when the troop transport HMTS Rohna was struck by a German guided glider bomb and sank of the coast of North Africa. In addition,  six other Camden County men, Jacob Kessler Jenkins and Carl Johanson of Pennsauken, 19 year-old Harry V. Taylor Jr. of Haddonfield, William McKeon of Blackwood, Merl Reagle of Lindenwold, and Elmer F. Day of Merchantville and  also were lost that day. In total, 1,015 men were lost, but the story was never told to the families or the general public for over 57 years due to wartime censorship.

THE ROHNA DISASTER
CAMDEN COUNTY INTERNET WAR MEMORIAL

The Rohna Survivors Memorial Association

MSNBC Coverage - Tom Brokaw
Read the article
or see the video



     

CAMDEN COUNTY NJ
  MONUMENTS & WAR MEMORIALS

       Click links to visit web-pages on these memorials, and to visit "virtual memorials" to Camden County's fallen heroes.


GUEST BOOK & E-MAIL

     As of this date, February 6, 2002 I have not erected a guest-book. Please e-mail all comments to phil552@reagan.com. If you would like your comment published in the upcoming guest-book, please let me know.-
                                                                                                                  Phil Cohen, Camden NJ


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