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Bergen County officials honor veterans

Photo Credit: Joseph Appio, Office of the BERGEN COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Photo Credit: Joseph Appio, Office of the BERGEN COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Photo Credit: Joseph Appio, Office of the BERGEN COUNTY EXECUTIVE
Photo Credit: Joseph Appio, Office of the BERGEN COUNTY EXECUTIVE

SHOUT OUTS: Bergen County paid tribute to military veterans living and dead today with a medal ceremony that was at once solemn, joyous and emotional.

Four medals were issued posthumously to family members of veterans. They included Pamela Schwarz, mother of Lance Cpl. Michael A. Schwarz of Carlstadt.

Michael Schwarz was graduated from Becton Regional High School in 2004. He served on the Wallington Emergency Squad, as well as with Carlstadt’s volunteer fire department along with his brother, Frank, and their father, Kenneth.

Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino was among the officials attending

Schwarz, who was assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was 20 years old when he was killed by sniper fire in Nov. 2006 while conducting combat operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.

Among those attending vets who received awards were “Nam Knights” father and son Jack and Kevin Quigley, who were presented medals for their service to the Marine Corps.

In addition to Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan (TOP and BELOW), members of the county Board of Chosen Freeholders and county Sheriff Michael Saudino attended.


Dimitrios Lolis (United States Army)
Frank Anton Ranuska (United States Navy)
Frantisek “Frank” Ranuska (United States Navy – Seabees)
Michael A. Schwarz (United States Marine Corps)

Pamela Schwarz receives the Bergen County Military Service Medal from Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan on behalf of her son, Michael.



Lucia M. Brown (United States Army)
Anthony David Caracozza (United States Army)
Diana Scherrer Caracozza (United States Navy)
Louis J. Castellucci (United States Army)
Dennis H. Collins (United States Army)
James J. Conklin (United States Air Force)
Thomas V. Curtin (United States Army)
Robert S. Dennison (United States Navy)
Andres Enriquez (United States Army)
Thomas Carl Fahy (United States Marine Corps)
Ryan W. Freemyer (United States Marine Corps)
Donald R. Genschow (United States Air Force)
Christopher Jungul Jang (United States Army)
Adam Andrew Kerr (United States Army)
Arthur Robert Kirschner Jr. (United States Army)
Michael Lewitt (United States Navy)
George Lolis (United States Army)
Byron F. Marzan (United States Air Force)
Phillip Ace McCoppin (United States Air Force)
Fred C. Meier (United States Army)
David Michael Messner (United States Marine Corps)
Alan Musicant (United States Marine Corps)
Thomas J. Nieradka (United States Air Force)
John W. Quigley (United States Marine Corps)
Kevin P. Quigley (United States Marine Corps)
Daniel P. Quinn (United States Army)
Robert I. Rubin (United States Navy)
Sydney Salt (United States Coast Guard)
Joseph Scalora (United States Air Force)
Herbert F. Scheidewig Jr. (United States Army)
Louis Amato Spagnuolo (United States Army)
Raymond Stitz (United States Army & Army Reserves)
Frank Wagner (United States Army)
Albert G. Williams (United States Army)
William P. Wozniak (United States Naval Reserves)
Bruce R. Young (United States Army)

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