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World War II memorial to two veterans washes up on New Jersey shore

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    World War II memorial to two veterans washes up on New Jersey shore
    Published September 20, 2015
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    A World War II memorial washed up on the New Jersey shore this summer and now officials are scrambling to find its owner.

    The memorial consists of an American flag, a PVC pole and a laminated tribute sign to two World War II veterans: Charles Novara and Jay Waltman, Philadelphia’s WCAU-TV reported.

    “We normally just find trash and debris,” Deputy New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner David Glass told the station. “We felt that it’s the right thing to do to get this back to the family members.”

    Volunteer clean-up crews found the items during the agency’s annual beach clean-up off Seaside Heights and other communities that are part of the Barnegat Bay estuary.

    So far the search for the memorial’s owner has yielded few clues. Officials only know Novara was buried in New York.

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  2. HistoryHound

    HistoryHound Supporting Member

    I think I found Charles and his wife buried at the Calverton National Cemetery. You'd think they'd have the name of a family member somewhere. He died in 2009 in Paramus, NJ (according to the SSDI) and the wife died 2005. Since the obits don't appear to be online, they need to get someone to the library to check the local papers for obits to see who's listed for family. Jay Waltman is going to be harder to track because there are a few of them that fit the known information.
     

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