Sunday, October 21, 2018

New Jersey XII

I have written on a number of occasions about how struck I am at what some places do for their lost vets. Sometimes it is just a few from the area, but this time, this memorial, is for just one person.

PFC Giocobbe was killed just a couple of months after arriving in 'Nam. He arrived in June and was lost in August.

His hometown first placed a plaque in his memory but it was lost to construction and time. This one was placed in 1994 and will stand forever.

In a small park, named in his honor, the memorial has quite a bit of detail.

The Field Cross is one of the main components and in every picture I have seen it is fronted with a wreath, including on the day I visited. It was in August, however, so maybe it is just a coincidence.

 I think this little park is just beautiful and certainly a fitting memorial to the soldier. It is located on Ganttown Road and you should pay a visit if in the area.

Next time, on the 26th, we will return to Pennsylvania, so meet me there, as always, at 9:00am.

To see other memorials from New Jersey, or any other state, please click the state name on the left side of this page.

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