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 on the lamp posts at Veterans Park, next to Town Hall.
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. 

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.

Find a Banner

To find a banner, scan the list below for a name. The corresponding number is charted on the location map.
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Map for Honor Hazlet Heroes Display

Our Hazlet Heroes

At the Monument Circle at Veterans Park

Hazlet’s “All In, For All time” list*

  • Thomas Bailey Aumack: 87th Regiment of New York Volunteers, dies Oct. 13, 1862 from wounds suffered at Battle of Antietam 
  • Gilman McKay, Lance Corporal, USMC: 11/2/66 Viet Nam
  • Glen Bates, Lance Corporal, USMC : 11/2/67 Viet Nam
  • Dennis Cama, Specialist Four, US Army: 4/19/69 Viet Nam
  • Donald Christie, Staff Sergeant, US Army: 6/13/69 Viet Nam
  • Edward Fanning, PFC, US ARMY: 6/15/69 Viet Nam
  • Tom Kiley, US Navy, 6/3/72 Viet Nam era
  • Michael F. McGreevy, Capt. USMC 3/16/89

*Hazlet citizens who perished in the service of our country.

Displayed in Veterans Park and Swim Club

1. Thomas Carhart – Hazlet's first Purple Heart, Revolutionary War and William Henry Aumack…NJ militia (US ARMY)

2. Garret Aumack-NJ Militia and Leonard Aumack 3rd Detailed Militia (US ARMY) – War of 1812

3. Sabino “Sam” Beatrice and Sean P. Lane

4. Albert J. Sacco and Alessandro Mautone

4a. Angelo Donatiello and Anthony E. Recco

5. Bobby Bailey and David C. Thibaut

6. David Opatosky and Dominick Carinha

7.  Dominick L. Amodeo and Donald Hutson

8. James Beslanovitz and Sheryl (Ryan) Beslanovitz

9.  John H. Conti and Jonathan Leszewski

10. Jonathan Schultes and Justin T. Dalhamer

11. Kevin M. Lavan and Louis Dispenza

12. James Krause Jr. and Shawn Louis Werthwein

13. Margaret D. O’Connor and Nicholas Faro; Gia Marie Mazza and Frank Mazza

14. Paul A. Del Stritto and Paul N. May

15. Richard F. Barney and Richard Wagner

16. Thomas M. Hackett & Vincent Solomeno

17. Joseph J. Szutyanyi and Joseph J. Szutyanyi Jr; Howard Benedict and Anthony Ciltro

18. Theodore J. Dec and Thomas A. Gargan

19. Liam P. Powers and Collin M. Powers (active) US Army; Sgt. Joseph J. Bialkowski and Matthew J. Facendo

20. Hank Kiley and Frank Kiley; Vincent Raine & Peter Volpe


22. James McKay Jr. and Nicholas Polischuk

23. Russ P. Surdi Jr and James “Skip” McKay III

23a: Kevin Whalen, Active USCG

24. Vincent Murphy and William Bechtoldt

25. Devin Roman and Logan Mirkov -USAF and Army

26. Kevin W. Schneider and Edward Pullis -USAF and Navy

27.  William Dennehy and William T. Eschner

28. Michael J. Malley and Rashaun M. Jett -Army and USMC

29. Joseph Wittmer and Luke Pesci - US Army and USMC

30. Michael Manfredi and Corey J. Saxe-USAF and Army

31. Michael C. Chiappone and Michael A. Natoli Jr.-both Army

At entrance of Hazlet Swim Club

  • Thomas Stansfield Jr.-US Army
  • William Roy Torres-USMC
  • Vincent J. Hermanns-USMC
  • Sgt. Francis T. Brock Jr.-USMC
  • Harold John Werner-US Army
  • Donald Christie, US Army

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