Honor Hazlet Heroes


hazlet's patriotism on display

The Township of Hazlet, in partnership with Hazlet PBA 189 and VFW Post 4303, is proud to present a spectacular outdoor banner display called "Honor Hazlet Heroes." Banners honoring our township men and women who are actively serving in the military, who have served honorably and who gave their lives in service, were installed in time for our annual Memorial Day ceremony at the park. The banners will be displayed Memorial Day through Veterans Day 2021.
The banners list the name of the individual and years they served in the Air Force, Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines (WWII) or Women Air Force Service Pilots (WWII). They are all members of the Hazlet family, past and present, and we are proud to salute them.
The park is open to all, and the banners may be visited on foot or by car. They are displayed throughout the Veterans Park area, at the Memorial Circle, bordering the parking lots and along Green Acres Drive, 

The banners were partly sponsored by Provident Bank.
Though registration for banners has ended for 2021, we plan to bring the program back next spring. We will advertise the program through our website. Stay informed by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, Hazlet Citizen News.

Memorial Circle Banners

At the Monument Circle, on the Side of Cullen Center

Hazlet’s “All In, For All Time” list. 

Hazlet citizens who perished in the service of our country.

Donald Christie - Staff Sergeant, US Army. Died 6/13/1969. Vietnam War. Purple Heart recipient.

Glen Bates - Lance Corporal, US Marines. Died 11/2/1967. Vietnam War. Purple Heart recipient.

Edward Fanning - PFC, US Army. Died 6/15/1969. Vietnam War. Purple Heart recipient. 

Thomas Bailey Aumack - 87th New York Infantry, Died 10/13/1862. US Civil War

Gilman McKay - Lance Corporal, US Marines. Died 11/2/1966. Vietnam War. Purple Heart recipient

Tom Kiley - US Navy. Died 6/3/1972. Vietnam War.

Dennis Cama - Specialist Four, US Army. Died 4/19/1969. Vietnam War. Purple Heart recipient.

Michael F. McGreevy - Capt., US Marines. Died 3/16/1989. 

Town Hall/Cullen Center Parking Lots

Michael J. Malley - Petty Officer, US Navy. Joined 2019.

Rashaun M. Jett - US Marines, Iraq 2009-2011 / 1996-2001

Kevin W. Schneider - US Navy. Joined 2006.

Edward Pullis -US Navy. Joined 2017.

Michael C. Chiappone - PFC, US Army. Joined 2021.

Michael A. Natoli Jr. - Specialist, US Army. Joined 2019.

 Vincent Murphy - US Air Force. Served 1967-1971.

William Bechtoldt - US Navy, Vietnam War.

William Dennehy - US Army, 1965-1967

William T. Eschner - US Army, Korean War

Russell P. Surdi Jr. - US Marines, 2009-2015, Purple Heart recipient.

James McKay III - US Navy, Navy SEAL

Michael Manfredi - Senior Master Sgt, Air Force

Corey J. Saxe - Staff Sgt, US Army. Joined 2007.

Kevin Whalen - US Marines

Terra Flynn - US Navy, Navy SEAL

Devin Roman - US Air Force. Joined 2019

Logan Mirkov - US Army

Swim Club Entrance & Fence Area

James McKay Jr. - US Navy, WWII

Nicholas Polischuk - US Navy, WWII Korean War

Vincent Raine - US Navy, Korean War

Peter Volpe - US Army, WWII (Japan)

Hank Kiley - US Army 1942-1945

Frank Kiley - US Army 1963-1966

Thomas Stansfield Jr. - US Army 1947-1951

William Roy Torres - US Marines, 1976-1980

Vincent J. Hermanns - US Marines, Vietnam War

Francis T. Brock Jr. - US Marines, 2012-2016

Harold John Werner - US Army, 1975-1977

Joseph Jerome Keegan - US Navy, 1942-1946

Frank W. Ogonowski Jr. - US Navy, 1970-1974

Valentinas Raugas - US Marines. 1959-1975

Donald L. Bennett, Sr, - US Army, Vietnam War

Joseph J. Szutyanyi -  US Air Force, 1982-1986

Joseph J. Szutyanyi Jr. - US Air Force, 2021 - present

Howard Benedict - Air Force, Vietnam War

Anthony Citro - US Army, Korean War

Liam P. Powers - US Marines. 1988-1990

Collin M. Powers - US Army. Joined 2018.

Joseph J. Bialkowski - US Army, 1944-1945 WWII

Matthew J. Facendo - US Army. 1955-1956, Reserves

Swim Club Parking Lot

Theodore J. Dec - US Army, 1966-1968, Vietnam First Calvary Division

Thomas A. Gargan - US Army, Vietnam War

Richard F. Barney - US Air Force, 1955-1959

Richard Wagner - US Army, Korean War

Paul N. May - US Coast Guard, Korean War

Paul A. Dello Stritto - US Army, 1966-1968

James Krause Jr. - US Marines, 2000-2004, Purple Heart recipient.

Shawn Louis Werthwein - US Army, 2010-2017, Afghanistan

Kevin M. Lavan - US Army 1962-1964

Louis Joseph Dispenza - US Marines, 1948-1954, Korean War

 James Beslanovitz - US Marines, 1992-1998

Sherel (Ryan) Beslanovitz - US Marines, 1997-2017

Dominick L. Amodeo - US Air Force

Donald Hutson - US Navy, Vietnam War

Green Acres Drive 
(from Tennis Courts to Middle Road)

Thomas Carhart – Pvt, US Army. Wounded in Battle of Monmouth, also in the capture of HMS Brig Brittania. Purple Heart recipient.

William Henry Aumack - 1st Regiment Monmouth County Militia, Revolutionary War

Sabino “Sam” Beatrice - US Army, 1951-1953, Korean War

Sean P. Lane, US Army, 1991-1994

Albert J. Sacco - US Army, Vietnam War

Alessandro Mautone, US Marines, 1975-1980

Angelo Donatiello, US Army, 1953-1955

Anthony E. Recco, US Army, 1968-1970

Bobby Bailey, US Air Force, 1966-1968

David C. Thibaut, US Army, 1985-1988

Garret Aumack-3rd NJ Detailed Militia, War of 1812

Leonard Aumack 3rd NJ Detailed Militia, War of 1812

Green Acres Drive 
(from Tennis Courts to Town Hall) 

Dominick Carinha - US Army, 1954-1956

David Opatosky - Air Force, Vietnam War

John H. Conti - US Army 1958-1961

Jonathan Leszewski - US Air Force, 2007-2011

Jonathan Schultes - US Marines, 2004-2010

Justin T. Dalhamer - US Marines, 2005-2009

Gia Marie Mazza - US Army National Guard. Joined 2012

Frank Mazza - US Marines, 1999-2003

Margaret D. O’Connor - US Navy, 1945-1946, WWII

Nicholas Faro - US Marines, 2012-2016

Vincent Solomeno - US Army & National Guard, 2006 to present

Thomas M. Hackett - US Marines, Vietnam War, Purple Heart recipient.

Robert Robinson - US Navy, 1968-1973

Robert W. Gaughran Sr. - US Army, Vietnam War

Joseph Wittmer - US Army. Joined 2009

Luke Pesci - US Marines. Joined 2016

For More Information

For questions about the Honor Hazlet Heroes program, please contact project organizer Township Committeeman James "Skip" McKay, former Navy Seal, by using this form

Honor Hazlet Heroes banner application