Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The Morris County Freeholders on May 27 presented the county’s Distinguished Military Service Medal to 15 Morris County veterans during the annual Memorial Day observance on the front lawn of the Morris County Courthouse in Morristown.

Veterans who received medals were Kevin Perry of Denville; Andrew Adams of Flanders; Paul Adams of Flanders; Brian Costanza of Flanders; Anthony T. Luzetsky of Lake Hopatcong; Jack Ford of Madison; Joe Replogle of Mendham; Peter J. King of Montville; Michael Laver of Morris Plains; Emerson Crooks of Randolph; Steve Goetz of Rockaway; James Tom of Rockaway; Dana B. Phelps of Rockaway; Roberto Bracero Jr. of Roxbury; and Robert J. Barone of Wharton.

The freeholders began their practice of honoring the county’s veterans with Morris County Distinguished Military Service Medals in 2000. Since that time, some 8,400 medals, unique to Morris County, have been presented to veterans or to their family members.

To learn more about the Distinguished Military Service Medal, contact the Morris County Veterans Services Office at 973-285-6866.