Freedom is not free. Sometimes, it comes at a very high cost. 

AUDUBON, N.J.
WAR MEMORIAL

Honoring Those Who Served In World War I, World War II, Korea, & Vietnam


       Situated on the grounds of the Murray-Troutt American Legion Post 262 in Audubon NJ, this site also has a World War I monument, and a combined memorial to Audubon residents who died in the Korean War and Vietnam.  Located just off the White Horse Pike (US Route 30) at 20 East Chestnut Street, it is a few blocks from Audubon High School, where a memorial to the three Audubon men who have been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor is located. 

       If you have information or pictures which you would like to see included on this website, please contact me by e-mail.
                                        Phil Cohen
 
                     
                   phil552@reagan.com

   


AUDUBON'S TRIBUTE TO THOSE WHO SERVED IN WWII

Listed are the names of local men and women who served in the Armed Forces during World War II. Click on pictures for enhanced views. Click here for a picture of names that were blocked out on the far right photo. Below, a picture from when the monument was erected.


Lest We Forget They Gave Their All
Name Rank Branch Unit Born Died

William Charles Adamson

SSGT AIR FORCE

419th Bomber Squadron,
301st Bombardment Group

11/16/1919 3/13/1943

Peter Albano

PFC MARINES Headquarters Company
1st Battalion
29th Marine Regiment
6th Marine Division
1920 4/18/45

Francis J. Conlen III

PVT ARMY   4/3/1910 11/6/1942

Edward E. DeVoe

PFC ARMY 550th Airborne Infantry Battalion 7/7/1919 1/5/1945

Erle P. Flanagan

SSGT AIR FORCE 871st Bomber Squadron
497th Bomber Group, Very Heavy
1917 7/20/1945

Lemuel M. Gilbert, Jr.

SGT AIR FORCE

319th Bomber Squadron
90th Bomber Group, Heavy

4/6/1917 5/3/1945

Robert H. Harmer, Jr.

2LT AIR FORCE 94th Fighter Squadron
1st Fighter Group
1923 12/20/1943

Edward C. Hill

AVC AIR FORCE 89th Base Unit 1/6/1922 12/28/1942

Edwin J. Klenk

S2C NAVY USS CYTHERA PY-26 1921 5/3/1943

Philip J. Lange, Jr.

CPL ARMY 114th Base Unit 10/21/1925 12/15/1944

John M. Lesher, Jr.

2LT AAF

491st Bomber Squadron,
 341st Bomber Group, Medium

1/26/1920 9/5/1944

Frank J. McManus

SSGT ARMY 101st Infantry Regiment
26th Infantry Division
1924 1/27/1945

Herbert Mugrauer

AR2C NAVY Bombing Squadron VB-7
USS HANCOCK CV-19
6/19/1914 10/25/1944

Harry J. Mulch, Jr.

PFC ARMY

232nd Infantry Regiment
42nd Infantry Division

1925 4/11/1945

George R. Neide

PFC ARMY Company E
362nd Infantry Regiment
91st Infantry Division
6/20/1925 4/30/1945

A. Fletcher "Dewey" Parker

SS1C NAVY   3/7/1898 2/27/1945

Joseph R. Paul, Jr.

PFC ARMY 155th Infantry Regiment
31st Infantry Division
4/5/1920 10/31/1944

Richard J. Quigley

SGT AIR FORCE

704th Bomber Squadron,
446th Bomber Group, Heavy

1921 12/12/1944

John J. Reilly, Jr.

S2C NAVY USS Hugh L. Scott AP-43   11/12/1942

George M. Riggin

ENS NAVY Torpedo Squadron 30 VT-30
USS Monterey CVL-26
1920 1/1/1944

William F. Sippel, Jr.

2LT ARMY

400th Bomber Squadron,
 90th Bomber Group, Heavy

1/22/1917 11/16/1942

Oliver F. Starr, Jr.

PFC ARMY   1919 2/1945

Charles L. Stevenson

1LT AIR FORCE

368th Bomber Squadron
306th Bombardment Group, Heavy

5/23/1920 1/11/1944

Karl L. Stoltz

2LT AIR FORCE

490th Bomber Squadron,
 341st Bomber Group, Medium

1/16/1919 2/12/1944

Harry L. Thompson

PFC ARMY 12th Infantry Regiment
4th Infantry Division
1917 1/23/1945

Arthur J. Ward, Jr.

LTJG NAVY

Fighter Squadron 1 VF-1
USS Yorktown CV-10

1921 7/3/1944

Albert G. Weisser

PVT ARMY

351st Infantry Regiment
88th Infantry Division

1915 9/25/1944

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AUDUBON NJ WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL

Listed on this monument are the names of local men and women who served in the Armed Forces and as nurses in World War I. Individuals who died while serving our country are indicated by a star next to there names.
Click on this photograph for an enlarged view of the names on this monument.

LEFT) Korea-Vietnam Memorial RIGHT) World War I Memorial 


HONOR ROLL WORLD WAR I

Hammit Kenneth Elliot

2LT ARMY Signal Reserve Corp Aviation Service 2/26/1899 2/27/1918

James L. Murray

PVT ARMY Ambulance Corps 1890 10/20/1918

Melchior Och

         

W.T. Riegert

         

Fred D. Stimpson

PVT ARMY Battery F, 73rd Railway Artillery Regiment. July 1897 10/12/1918

William Troutt

PVT ARMY Company D, 312th Infantry Regiment 4/19/1891 10/18/1918

AUDUBON NJ KOREAN & VIETNAM WAR MEMORIAL

Listed on this monument are the names of 5 local men who died while serving in the Korean War, and one who lost his 
life in the Vietnam conflict.  Two men from Audubon, Edward Benfold and Nelson Brittin, were both posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for actions in Korea  

    Click on this photograph for an enlarged view of the names on this monument.

LEFT) Korea-Vietnam Memorial RIGHT) World War I Memorial 


IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SERVED OUR NATION

KOREA JUNE 1950  - JAN. 1953

Edward C. Benfold

HC3C

NAVY 1st Marine Division 1/15/1931 9/5/1952
Nelson V. Brittin 1stSGT ARMY Company I, 
19th Infantry Regiment, 
24th Infantry Division
10/31/1921 3/7/1951
William J. Connolly, Jr.          
Edward A. Helmes

CPL

ARMY     6/1/1952
James E. Opie, Jr.

PFC

USMC Company B, First Battaion 
8th Marine Regiment
2nd Marine Division
8/9/1927 2/1/1951

VIETNAM  DEC. 1961 - MAY 1975

Guy Paul Guadagno SP4 ARMY   5/10/1948 3/11/1967
HEROES LIVE BEYOND THE TOMB

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AUDUBON HIGH SCHOOL MEDAL OF HONOR MEMORIAL


USS BENFOLD (DDG 65)


HMTS Rohna

Six men from Camden NJ, Frank Ballerino, Michael Carr,  Michael Yachus, Stephen V. Koscianski, Lewis Riondino, and Joseph H. Johnson died together when the troop transport HMTS Rohna was struck by a German guided glider bomb and sank of the coast of North Africa. In addition,  six other Camden County men, 19 year-old Harry V. Taylor Jr. of Haddonfield, William McKeon of Blackwood, Merl Reagle of Lindenwold, Elmer F. Day of Merchantville, Carl Johanson and Jacob Kessler Jenkins of Pennsauken also were lost that day. In total, 1,015 men were lost, but the story was never told to the families or the general public for over 57 years due to wartime censorship.

THE ROHNA DISASTER
CAMDEN COUNTY INTERNET WAR MEMORIAL

The Rohna Survivors Memorial Association

MSNBC Coverage - Tom Brokaw
Read the article
or see the video


     

CAMDEN COUNTY NJ
  MONUMENTS & WAR MEMORIALS

       Click links to visit web-pages on these memorials, and to visit "virtual memorials" to Camden County's fallen heroes.


GUEST BOOK & E-MAIL

     As of this date, April 1, 2002 I have not erected a guest-book. Please e-mail all comments to phil552@reagan.com. If you would like your comment published in the upcoming guest-book, please let me know.-
                                                                                                                  Phil Cohen, Camden NJ


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Beverly National Cemetary

NAME CEMETARY PLOT
Charles L. Stevenson A 0 8A
Nelson Vogel Brittin DS 0 2
Edward Clyde Benfold DS 0 12
Guy Paul Guadagno J 0 2927



Second Lieutenant HAMMITT KENNETH ELLIOTT, of 306 Washington Terrace, Audubon, was killed at the United States Aviation Field at Houston TX on February 27, 1918, when he lost control of the aeroplane he was driving 350 feet above the ground. He was caught in a heavy gust of wind trying to make a tail spin and failed to regain control of his machine. J.H. Geisse, a cadet flying with him, escaped with slight injuries. Elliot enlisted in the Signal Reserve Corps Aviation Service in October 1917, and was sent to the Princeton Flying School on October 20, 1917. he was sent to Houston two weeks later. The day before he was killed he was commissioned a lieutenant at the age of 19 years. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Hammitt K. Elliot, of 306 Washington Terrace, Audubon NJ.




Private JAMES L. MURRAY of Audubon, died of pneumonia at Red Cross Military Hospital, No. 3, Paris, on October 20, 1918. He enlisted on May 30, 1917, and was sent to camp at Allentown PA for training in the United States Army Ambulance Corps. He was an ambulance driver during the Battle of Belleau Wood and the bombardment of Paris. He arrived in France on December 23rd, 1917. He was the son of Mrs. Annie E. Murray of Audubon.



Private FRED D. STIMPSON, of 325 Walnut Avenue, Audubon, died from pneumonia on October 12, 1918, shortly after arriving in France. He was a member of Battery F, 73rd Railway Artillery Regiment. He enlisted in the Coast Artillery on May 15, 1918, at the age of 21 years, and was sent to Fort Slocum NY. He was transferred to Fort Adams RI, and sailed for France in September, arriving September 30, 1918. He died 13 days after reaching France. He was the son of Mr./ and Mrs. William P. Stimpson.



Private WILLIAM TROUTT, of 321 Oakland Avenue, Audubon, was killed in action on October 18, 1918, in the Argonne Forest. He went to France as a member of Company D, 312th Infantry Regiment, arriving there on June 6, 1918. Troutt was drafted February 28, 1918 and sent to Fort Dix for training. His parents were deceased, and he was survived by his oldest sister, Mrs. Frank Kelly of 220 Merchant Street, Audubon NJ.