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, September 7, 2012 (Week 11)
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. Albert Vaccaro, U.S. Army (killed in action)
Joined the U.S. Army before the War.  Was Stationed in the Philippines on December 7, 1941.  Captured by the Japanese and endured the "Bataan Death March."  Died on May 17, 1942 at the infamous "Camp O'Donnell." Pacific Theatre.

Capt. William A. Nurthen, US Army
​U.S. Army 10th Armored Division.  Served in England, Belgium, France and Germany.  Fought at the "Battle of the Buldge", December 1944.  Received 1 Silver Star, 2 Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. Eurpoean Theatre.

Sgt. Pasquale J. Simonetti, US Army
U.S. Army, front-line artillery, directed fire.  Served in England, Belgium, France and Germany. Fought at the "Battle of the Buldge", December 1944.  European Theatre.

Seaman, Richard E. English, Jr., U.S. Navy
Drafted and served as a trainer and mail director.
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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
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