Township of Ocean Historical Museum
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, August 17, 2012 (Week 8)
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.
Cpl. Andrew Ribsam, U.S. Marines 
Served in the Pacific as a rifleman and weather observer with the 5th Amphibious Corp.  Saw action in Leyte, the Phillipines, Guam and the Marianas Islands, Pacific Theatre

Radioman 2nd Class, Joseph E. Brady, U.S. Navy
Served in the Pacific and saw action in support of the 1st Marine Division on Peleliu. Was oneof 35 men who were with LST607 from commission to decommission, Pacific Theatre.

John DiOrio, U.S. Navy
Served in the 149th Engineers Combat Battalion, landed at Normandy on "D" Day and was later sent to the Pacific Theatre, European and Pacific Theatres.

Tech Sgt. Michael J, Vignola, U.S. Marine Corps.
Served in the Pacific at Guadalcanal, saw action at Bouganville, Guam and Iwo Jima, Pacific 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
"An open door to the history of coastal Monmouth County"

"An open door to the history of coastal Monmouth County"