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Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument

 
 
Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nelo Esteves, November 19, 2005
1. Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument Marker
Note the airplane on this side of the marker is identified as a B-26. It appears more like the silhouette of a C-47.
Inscription. [Front]:
In honor of those who served their country

[Back]:
Cpl Horace M Thorne
"Bud"
World War II
Troop D 89th Cav Sqd 9th Armd Div
Died In Service Of His Country

[When facing the back, just to the right]:
Brig Gen Peter E. Genovese Jr.
US Army (Ret)
1937-2002
"Can Do Let's Go"

[Around the base of the memorial are engraved 310 names (as of March 1, 2008)]

[Panel 1:]
Fred J. Aichele • John F. Cuffari • William P. Burke Jr. • Victor A. Lupo • Thomas F. Condon • George Charles Boyce • George Jenks Beaman • John T. Durnin • Frederick A. Eldridge • Neil R. Liotti • Joseph E. Blewitt • Ed Von Kattengell • Willard O. Aumack • Francis L. Mullins • Francisco A. Santalla • George F. Goerl • James T. Cox • Robert S. Girling III • William M. Setrin Jr. • Kenneth Rugg • John T. Beshada • Raymond C. Schwarz • Samuel G. Vanleet • Fred A. Mannillo • Ralph J. Silva • Richard G. Smith • Richard P. Smithson Sr. • Burton A. Rochelle • Brian F. McCrudden • Richard Levesque Sr. • Samual Frake Jr. • Chester O. Frake • William R. Frake • Robert J. Frake • William C. Johnson Jr. • Joseph Azzolina Sr. • Raymond W. Brower • William E. Parsells II • Joseph J. De Faria • Eugene J. O’Brien • James Gervase Sr. • Leo T. Foster • Harry L. Andrews Jr. • John Van Kirk Jr. • George F. Stetson • Clifford Grear • Joseph Romeo Sr. • Robert E. Terrill • Raymond G. Toynbee • Richard B. Davis • A. Mike
Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Edmund T. Tognola, April 2, 2011
2. Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 1
Schmidt • John W. Ransley • Roy E. Bullock Sr. • William J. Gerhardt • John W. Stumpf • James F. Gormally • Kenneth G. Maughler • John M. Monson • Millard F. Aumack Jr. • Everett A, Luker • Michael T. Della Fave • Lawrence P. Quinn • John A. Millar Sr. • Richard L. Okerbloom • George B. Hart Sr. • Vincent K. Nirella • David L. Gilligan • George Chapman Henry • Joseph F. Janowski • James A. Fagan • William T. Oliver Sr. • Phillip McCabe • James J. Gettings Jr. • Joseph W. Linhart • Stanley A. Hallam • Kenneth J. Hallam • Robert D. Hallam • Philip S. Hallam • James S. Hallam II • Scott E. Smith • Scott A. Smith • Harry J. Burdge • Joseph Romeo Jr. • Bernard R. Hover • Michael J. McLoughlin • Raymond K. Wolchak

[Panel 2:]
Mark Alvarez – Gesek • William Beards • Josepj J. Beards Jr • Joseph R. Dinnen • Gregory J. Duckers • Howard E. Foxworth • Robert T. Pirro • Murray W. Abt • Norman K. Abt • Tomas J. Clause • William D. Boettger • Robert L. Armour • Julius C. Bosakowski • Samuel W. Myers • Harold N. De Groat • Michael Di Terlizzi • Joseph T. Dorland • George L. Rigney • Ernest F. Perina Jr. • Manuel M. Silva Jr. • Edward T. Healy • James M. Busch • Nicholas Barbato • Jack Tornik • Kenneth M. Felci • Walter W. Bujalski Jr. • Alfred B. Pellington • Raymond K. Wolchak • Thomas P. Dinnen • Bernal C. Sell • Evelyn F. Sell • Walter A. De Voe • Daniel P. Higgins • Morris “Jim” Helfer • Harold MacLeod • Jean A. MacLeod • Irving V. Vanduyne • Thomas F. Fallon • William D. Fallon Sr. • Richard T. Bezanson • Anthony Recco • Francis J. Donnelly
Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Edmund T. Tognola, April 2, 2011
3. Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 2
• John F. Driscoll • Joseph C. LeRose • Jack D. Duncan • Donald E. Dubrosky • Walter M. Barrett • William P. O’Brien • Arthur W. Rechten • James A. Scanlon

[Panel 3:]
Edna F. Fagan • Harold R. Abel • Leslie “Bud” Neiman • Robert J. Apel • Anthony S. Salerno • James D. Cummings Jr. • Gerald B. Layton • Douglas S. Walther • George W. McMillan • Raymond Colon • Phillip Rayner • S. Fred Stockham • Milton C. Brown Jacob M.J. Bjornholm • Raymond M. Sniffen • Dallas Rash Jr • Benjamin A. Parker • Adrian J. Woodward • Matthew J. Pietro • Robert C. Royce • Garry C. Fink • Frank W. Ziegler • Joseph A. Dorney • George Poosikian • Tom H. Collier • William Miller • Harry A. Nielson • James A. Fagan • Robert R. Spering • Roy R. Wagner • D. Chris McGuire • Nicholas J. Griffin • John A. Conroy • Paul H. Sniffen • Carmen F. Dente • Lorraine M. Charron • Dalls Rash Jr. • Walter Day Swartzel Jr. • Charles E. Silvers • George A. Rinker • Carl Rinker • William Saggan • Frederick W. Saggau • Harry T. Minall • Frank Vollaro • Michael J. McLoughlin • Edward T. Perkins • August A. Barsalona • James F. Bradley • Woodrow L. Hilliard • Stepfhahn J. Kowalski • Ronald e. Kowalski

[Panel 4:]
J. Francis Rauch • Myron Morford Golden • Rudolph D. Lupien Jr • Bruce L. Peterson • Donald W. Dries • Thomas F. Morford Sr. • Ralph G. Barto • Harold B. Soule • Vincent James Castellano • Charles Robert Conte • Harold E. Smith • Edward J. Halse Jr. • Louis A. Baran • Hubert C. Lingo • Dennis M. Lingo • George J. Pistey Jr. • James Gervase • Raymond Kilroy
Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Paul Sniffen, circa 2000
4. Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 2
Brig Gen Peter E. Genovese Jr.
US Army (Ret)
1937-2002
"Can Do Let's Go"
• Michael P. Kilroy • Walter E. Sturges • James B. Burke • Steve A. Grabowski • Edward J. McGuire • Roberto J. Rodriguez • Orlando [A.L.] Lanni • Edward J. Bunting • Harold H. Fahrer • Michael S. Kelemen • Donald E. Luker Sr. • Frank C. Lepore • John Miso Jr. • Michael J. Santaly • Herbert Applegate • Ermine Lombardi • R. Esther Roscher • Peter S. Mancuso • Albert Kotala • Vincent D. La Bianca • John Wm. Tarne • Robert Brant

[Panel 5:]
Donald L. Bennett Sr. • Donald L. Bennett Jr. • Charles Cesar • Guy G. Di Pietro • John K. Harris • Robert James Hunter • Vernon F. Loud Sr. • Thomas Makowka • Howard W. Busz • Anthony M. Senk Sr. • William J. Bischoff • Ruth R. Cesar • Charles C. Cesar • David Kennedy • John H. Foster • Innocenzo J. Natale • Amos M. Powers • Calvin E. Quinton • Alex M. Tihanyi • Patrick R. Robinson • William G. Wall • Arthur F. Borchert • Michael F. Viola • John K. Bennett • Kenneth Letts • Arthur J. Newman • Michael J. Ricci • James F. Sullivan • W. Robert Van Brunt • Vernon F. Loud Jr. • Sam L. Galano • George Dosil • Herman J. Bistritz • Carmen P. Quatrone • Raymond J. McGovern • Francesco Coviello • William F. Coviello • Vito Coviello • Carl Coviello • Paul Latona • Leslie F. Savage Sr. • Peter N. Check • Andrew C. Scala • John J. Golden • John E. Kramer Jr. • Alton S. Duncan



[Panel 6:]
Bruno J. Startari • John G. Teske • Leonard S. Cramer • Edwin H. Eldridge • Albert Chianese • Richard E, Calloway • Christy Giannino • Robert T. Manley • Henry J. Herrmann • Peter W. Panagakos • Joseph R. Long
Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 3 image. Click for full size.
By Edmund T. Tognola, April 2, 2011
5. Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 3
• Louis Corcione • Frederick R. Bennett • William J. Eagan • Edward P. Gillespie • Daniel P. Moran • Amos M. Powers • Edward Stogoski • Harry E. Hopkins • James M. Pease Sr. • James M. Pease Jr. • Richard Beshada • Michael F. Spaulding • David H. Garvin • Harvey L. Bloodgood • Anthony Salerno • Kenneth L. Colemorgan • Charles E. Widmaier • Kevin C. Lang • Thomas F. Rinaldi • Ralph A. Malcheski • Wilbur F. Schneider • George H. Minnuies • Robert F. Schneider • Christopher N. Blagdan • George J. Grega • Peter J. McGowan • Charles H. Root • Werner F. Milson • Robert G. Schiemann • Joseph P. Lisa • John A. Lentz Jr.

Frederick Standler • Ralphael Santangelo • Einar G. Hansen • Claude King
 
Location. 40° 22.556′ N, 74° 5.472′ W. Marker is in Middletown, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker can be reached from Minnesink Boulevard (New Jersey Route 35). Touch for map. Memorial is in the Service members section of Fairview Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 456 State Route 35, Middletown NJ 07748, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. British Retreat Route (approx. 1.3 miles away); Chapel Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away); British Campsite (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gate Keepers Booth (approx. 2.1 miles away); Honorable Daniel J. O’Hern (approx. 2.1 miles away); Red Bank War Memorial
Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 4 image. Click for full size.
By Edmund T. Tognola, April 2, 2011
6. Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 4
(approx. 2.2 miles away); 1941-2007 Red Bank Veterans Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker also named British Campsite (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 5 image. Click for full size.
By Edmund T. Tognola, April 2, 2011
7. Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 5
Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 5 image. Click for full size.
By Edmund T. Tognola, April 2, 2011
8. Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 5
Horace M Thorne-World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 14, 2000
9. Horace M Thorne-World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Plot GG. He was Killed in Action. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: *THORNE, HORACE M. • Rank and organization: Corporal, U.S. Army, Troop D, 89th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 9th Armored Division • Place and date: Near Grufflingen, Belgium, 21 December 1944 • Entered service at: Keyport, N.J. • G.O. No.: 80, 19 September 1945 Citation. He was the leader of a combat patrol on 21 December 1944 near Grufflingen, Belgium, with the mission of driving German forces from dug-in positions in a heavily wooded area. As he advanced his light machinegun, a German Mark Ill tank emerged from the enemy position and was quickly immobilized by fire from American light tanks supporting the patrol. Two of the enemy tankmen attempted to abandon their vehicle but were killed by Cpl. Thorne's shots before they could jump to the ground. To complete the destruction of the tank and its crew, Cpl. Thorne left his covered position and crept forward alone through intense machinegun fire until close enough to toss 2 grenades into the tank's open turret, killing 2 more Germans. He returned across the same fire-beaten zone as heavy mortar fire began falling in the area, seized his machinegun and, without help, dragged it to the knocked-out tank and set it up on the vehicle's rear deck. He fired short rapid bursts into the enemy positions from his advantageous but exposed location, killing or wounding 8. Two enemy machinegun crews abandoned their positions and retreated in confusion. His gun Jammed; but rather than leave his self-chosen post he attempted to clear the stoppage; enemy small-arms fire, concentrated on the tank, killed him instantly. Cpl. Thorne, displaying heroic initiative and intrepid fighting qualities, inflicted costly casualties on the enemy and insured the success of his patrol's mission by the sacrifice of his life.
Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 6 image. Click for full size.
By Edmund T. Tognola, April 2, 2011
10. Fairview Cemetery Veterans Monument - Panel 6
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Paul Sniffen of Red Bank, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,810 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2011, by Edmund T. Tognola of Shrewsbury, New Jersery.   4. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Paul Sniffen of Red Bank, New Jersey.   5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on April 3, 2011, by Edmund T. Tognola of Shrewsbury, New Jersery.   9. submitted on March 23, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   10. submitted on April 3, 2011, by Edmund T. Tognola of Shrewsbury, New Jersery. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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