Township of Ocean Historical Museum
An Open Door To History
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Township of Ocean Historical Museum
Address: 703 Deal Road, Ocean, NJ 07712
Mailing: P.O. Box 516, Oakhurst, NJ 07755-0516


(732) 531-2136
E-mail us at [email protected]
Remembering Our World War II Veterans
Friday, October 5, 2012 (Week 15)
See Prior and Subsequent Weeks 
In conjunction with the new exhibit, “Loved Ones Go to War: Local Stories of World War II,” the Museum is honoring deceased local World War II veterans with a flag raising ceremony each week from June 29 to December 7, 2012.

Every Friday at 6:30 p.m., a new flag will be raised at the Eden Woolley House and fly in honor of that week's veteran. The flag can be provided by the family or the Museum.

Local Boy Scouts from Troop 70 (Oakhurst), Troop 71 (Oakhurst) and Troop 76 (Wayside), veterans organizations or other groups will officiate over the raising and lowering of the flags. A sign in front of the flag pole will give information about the veteran being honored. The family and the public are welcome.
Pfc. James F. Byrnes U.S. Army
299th Engineer Combat Battalion. Pfc Byrnes volunteered on March 1, 1944 as he was too old to be drafted.  He felt compelled as his brother Martin was serving in Germany.  Pfc Byrnes  was awarded ribbons for: The Asiatic Pacific Theatre; Phillipines Liberation; American Theatre; and the Victory Medal. Pacific Theatre.

Tech. Sgt. Roy William Schadt, U.S. Army
August 1944 in France, Sergeant Schadt's platoon was pinned down by intense machine gun fire.  Under heavy fire and with no regard for his personal safety, Sergeant Schadt went out in the open and found a more secure route.  He then led his platoon, directing fire to finnish the attack. Sergeant Schadt was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action.  European Theatre.

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Flag Honorees

"What you're honoring is a person's devotion to their county and not the rank or station in life they achieved." Tom Sherlock, Arlington National Cemetery Historian