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  The Wall of Heroes honors the Gloucester County men and women who were killed in action or missing in action while serving in the US military protecting our freedoms and rights.

The Gloucester County Freeholder Board unveiled The Wall of Heroes on November 11, 2010. The Wall features the artistic likenesses of 100 heroes. All branches of the military are honored on the Wall. The 5 x 8 inch translucent likenesses are arranged by era. Visitors are welcome during business hours at the Justice Complex.

Location of the Wall of Heroes:
Gloucester County Justice Complex
70 Hunter St.
Woodbury, NJ 08096

 
     
  There are at least 350 Gloucester County residents who never made it home, so there is much work to be done to include them all in this tribute. Information, applications and eligibility can be found at the Wall of Heroes website or by contacting the Gloucester County Office of Veterans Affairs.  
  Phone the Gloucester County Office of Veterans Affairs:
856-401-7660
Click here for the Wall of Heroes website:
http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/depts/v/vaffairs/heroapp/default.asp
 
     
   
     
   
     
   
         
   
     
   
     
   
     
 

Our Local Veterans on the Wall of Heroes
   
   
   

Pvt. Robert H. Gant served in company D, 12th New Jersey Infantry, Grand Army of the Republic during the Civil War.He was from Washington Township and is the son of Richard M. and Margaretta (DeHart) Gant. Pvt. Gant was mortally wounded on July 3, 1863 in the Battle of Gettysburg; a battle that changed the tide in the Civil War in favor of the Union. He passed on July 8, 1863. Private Gant is buried at the Saint John’s United Methodist Cemetery in Turnersville.

   
         
   
Sgt. Thomas H. Shaw was a member of the US Army Expeditionary Forces during World War I. He was from Glassboro, NJ. Sgt. Shaw was killed in action on October 16, 1918 in the Argonne Forest in France
   
       
 
Flight Officer Benjamin B. Cummings was a graduate of Glassboro (NJ) State Teachers College, today known as Rowan University. He was killed over Germany on December 23, 1944. He is buried at Crescent Burial Park in Pennsauken NJ.
   
       
 
Richard Johnson, US Army, was killed at Phu Long, Vietnam in 1968.
   
 
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