Morris County solicits names of Vietnam veterans to commemorate them

Morris County historians want the public’s help in compiling the names of Vietnamese veterans who have ties to the area.

The County Planning and Preservation Office is expanding its efforts to commemorate Morris County residents who served in the country’s armed forces. Last week, the office launched a page to remember veterans who fought or died in the Spanish American War.

“In Morris County’s continued efforts to capture the history of military service rendered by its citizens, the next veterans list will be released in honor of National Vietnam War Veterans Day,” he said. said Jan Williams, Cultural and Historical Resources Specialist for the Planning and Preservation Office.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day is March 29, 2022.


The office solicits the names of Vietnamese veterans who were born in Morris County or have resided in the county for ten years. In addition to the names of Vietnam veterans, the office also solicits information about the veterans’ branch of service, battles or incidents in which it participated, and any awards or citations received. Photos will also be included.

“For the families of deceased Vietnamese veterans, you can submit their information. If a veteran has retired out of state, they are also eligible for enrollment, ”said Williams. “If you are a Morris County veteran and would like a friend to remember, you can include the friend’s name and it will be listed with yours.”

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Their efforts were inspired by a WWII veteran who fears “history will forget us.” The office is also compiling a list of names of former Civil War United States of color, Philippine War troops, and World War I and WWII veterans. Names are added as you go.

Chatham Township Vietnam war veteran Richard H. Loock.

Most recently, the office celebrated the 75th anniversary of the official end of World War II by publishing a list of 3,075 Morris County veterans who served from Pearl Harbor to VJ Day. The document lists hometowns, medals, photos and details of old newspaper clippings. The Morris County Civil War Colored Men of Color list was launched in 2018 and the office continues to update its list of over 3,000 residents who were part of “The Biggest Generation – Morris County. ” during WWII.

All projects can be viewed on the Planning and Preservation Office website. If you have any additions or corrections for veterans born in Morris County or who have lived in the county for 10 years, email Jan Williams at [email protected]

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