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Bayonne NJ

Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over
Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Tige Over

5/29/2017

Our location - Florida, NY

Bayonne NJ

For Memorial Day, we traveled to Bayonne NJ to meet with a fellow BlueStar.  Joe Kochanski was in the 48th AHC in the 1965-1966 time frame with Mark.

A highpoint of the trip was going to the Bayonne Memorial to the Viet Nam Loses from Bayonne.  Bayonne holds the record, for lack of a better term, of having more causalities per-capita than any other city in the United States.

Bayonne was very interesting, encase in the major metropolitan area of New York and Newark, you find a small town just like you would expect in the Midwest.
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New York City It may be a small memorial but the impact of the number of names in stone for a small town like Bayonne is significant. New York City
New York City The ceremony included the reading of each name on the Memorial and the posting of a flag with a salute. New York City
New York City The group at the ceremony was not huge but it included many local residents who cared.  New York City
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New York City Joe and Mark New York City
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New York City The local VFW that Joe belongs to has this gem of a museum of war memorabilia. New York City
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