Sandy Hook in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Nike Ajax Explosion Memorial
Battery B. 526th Missile Battalion
Leonardo, New Jersey
22 May 1958
Sgt. Daniel J. Lavengood
Sgt. Jerome W. Mould
SP3 Walter E. Berry
SP3 William I. Cochran
PFC Donald L. Marsh
Pvt. Nicklos J. Composino
Ord. Corps Civilians
Joseph F. Brokos
Lee A. Parker
Location. 40° 27.342′ N, 74° 0.237′ W. Marker is in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Hartshorne Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at the entrance to Fort Hancock in the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Guns of Sandy Hook (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital Steward’s Quarters (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Dead House (about 500 feet away); The Best of Care (about 600 feet away); Just Like A Small Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Company, Attention! (approx. 0.2 miles NOAA Fisheries Service (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Is Why It’s Called Sandy Hook! (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sandy Hook.
Also see . . .
1. Information on Project Nike. (Submitted on September 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. Fort Hancock. NY Harbor Parks website. (Submitted on September 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Photos of 1958 explosion. (Submitted on September 28, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Nike Missile Site
Categories. • Military • War, Cold •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 4,985 times since then and 180 times this year. Last updated on September 22, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.