Secaucus honors Vietnam vet

The library is compiling a digital archive of pictures from the war

From left to right: Councilman James Clancy, Pam Weaver, Ronald Weaver, and Councilman William McKeever
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From left to right: Councilman James Clancy, Pam Weaver, Ronald Weaver, and Councilman William McKeever

Secaucus honored a local Vietnam War veteran at the Sept. 22 town council meeting.

Mayor Michael Gonnelli and the town council honored Vietnam War Veteran Ronald Weaver for his service.

Councilman William McKeever presented Weaver with a plaque and read an official proclamation. He served with the 199th Light Infantry Brigade where he attained the rank of sergeant, according to a town newsletter.

Weaver was awarded several medals, including the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm and Combat Inventory Badge. He is a member of the Secaucus VFW Post 3776 and lifetime member of Vietnam Veterans of America.

For his service, the town selected Weaver as the Grand Marshal of the 2020 Memorial Day Parade. The parade was unfortunately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weaver is a longtime local business owner of Accredited Lock Company. It started as a small store and grew to a nationwide supplier.

Visual database

The Secaucus Public Library is compiling a database of images from the Vietnam War.

Residents with photographs of individuals at boot camp, draft cards, notices, recognition letters, images in uniforms, photographs of awards, medals, protest photos, or other items should contact the library.

The library would like to include them in a digital archive. Images must be received by October 31.

For more information, contact Jen May at 201-330-2083, Ext 4011 or email may@secaucus.bccls.org.

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