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Memorial Field to be re-dedicated 4/9

The re-dedication of the Little League ballfields at Memorial Field in memory of the Vietnam Veterans who lost their lives will take place on April 9 at 9 a.m.

The lower four baseball fields will be re-dedicated in memory of the following Vietnam Veterans who died in the line of duty: Howard Mayer, George S. Yohnnson, Roger A. Ross, and W. Phillip Seel Jr. Fundraising efforts allowed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to be upgraded.

  • Cpl Howard Mayer - 5th Infantry Div. Served as Indirect Fire Infantryman. DOB: 9/2/47; DOD: 12/3/66. MHS Class of 1965. Attended Trenton Junior College. Killed in combat near the demilitarized zone. Remembered for his smile, sense of humor and kindness for others. Buried at Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, NJ.
  • Pfc George S. Yohnnson - 101 Airborne Div., 2nd Batt, 327 Infantry, C Company. DOB: 4/10/47; DOB: 7/12/66. Died during hostile action while in Quang Tri Province. Received 10 service commendations. Buried at Locustwood Memorial Park, Cherry Hill, NJ.
  • WO 1 Roger A. Ross - DOB: 5/6/46; DOD: 12/24/68. MHS Class of 1964. Attended Drexel Institute of Technology before entering the Army in December 1967. He had only been in Vietnam for two weeks when he perished with four others in a plane accident aboard a 92AHC. Buried at Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, NJ.
  • HM2 W. Phillip Seel Jr. - Navy Corpsman with Golf Btry 3/12-12th Marines-3rd Marine Division. DOB: 10/3/46; DOD: 2/25/69. MHS Class of 1966. Died in action while stationed at Fire Support Base in Quang Tri Province. Was awarded the Silver Star. Seel Hall at the Philadelphia Naval Base is named in his honor. Buried at Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, NJ.