A Place of Honor and Remembrance In the Home of the Brave
Belleville, New Jersey
These young men of Belleville, New Jersey,
Our intent is to honor their sacrifice
Let us in Belleville forget none of the 117 who died in World War II, the 21 who died in World War I, the five who died in the Korean War era, the 11 who died in Vietnam, the three who died in the Civil War, or the men who died in service during peace time.
Belleville to Rename Street
for Fallen Vietnam War Hero
The township of Belleville, N.J. will honor John Hoar by renaming Cleveland Street at Dow Street as Pfc. John Hoar Way. Hoar was 20 years old when he was killed in action in Vietnam on Feb. 13, 1966. The public is invited to attend this ceremony to remember our Belleville son at noon on Saturday, February 13, 2015.
In September 2015, High Street at Van Houten Place was named in honor of Donald Saunders who was killed in Vietnam May 12, 1969.
In 2006, seven street names in the new residential development at Essex Park on Franklin Avenue were renamed to honor veterans and four of the Belleville heroes who died while in service. Streets were named for Raymond De Luca, Carmine Olivo, Clatie Cunningham Jr. and William Hamilton.
In the last century, Belleville lost 157 sons while in service to our country. This collection, gathered from newspaper clippings and other sources collects what we know about these young men in an effort that their sacrifice not be forgotten.
The first edition of this book resulted in several town streets being named for our local heroes and the names of the fallen being etched into the war memorial on Union Avenue. The latest edition includes additional information on Belleville in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War, WWI, WW II, Korea, Vietnam and peacetime casualties.
Edited by Anthony Buccino and Andrea Buccino
Belleville and Nutley
by Anthony Buccino
A compilation documenting the participation of the New Jersey towns of Belleville and Nutley in the American Civil War. Publication includes information on six local soldiers killed in action in the War Between the States, plus information on the battle campaigns in which they gave up their lives. Also lists information on participation in various New Jersey and other state militias by local men.
Special Ceremony, July 4, 2015
Private Harmanus Brown was the first known soldier of Nutley to give his life in service to his new country. He is buried at the Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery alongside more than five dozen local veterans of the American Revolution. The Belleville Historical Society dedicated a new monument to Private Harmanus Brown at the old Belleville Dutch Reformed Church on July 4, 2015.
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