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 19, 2012 (Week 17)
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.
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Flag Honorees

2nd Lt. Thomas A. "Bud" Quirk, Jr., 
U.S. Army Air Corps.
Thomas Quirk enlisted in the Army in 1939.  Stationed with the 15th Infantry Division for 2 years.  He then transferred to the Army Air Corps.  Lt. Quirk flew missions in a flying fortress flying out of England to Germany.  He was killed in an explosion of his B-17.  The Gimbel-Lehey-Quirk VFW Post 2226, Oakhurst, NJ bears his name. European Theatre.

Sgt. Isidore Gruber, U.S. Army
8th Infantry, of the 4th Division.  The 4th Division landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944 and took part in the capture of Cherbourg, assisted in the Liberation of Paris and moved on into Belgium.  The division kept moving and was at the Hurtgen Forest by December 1944.  They were involved in heavy fighting and were in Luxemberg at the beginning of the "Battle of the Bulge" on December 16, 1944.  The Division continued on and Sgt. Gruber was wounded on March 5, 1945.  European Theatre.
In order that the flag ceremony take place before sundown, the flag ceremonies for October 19, October 26 and November 2 will begin at 6:00 pm.
"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