The Grand Marshall for the 2008 John Basilone
Memorial Parade is Angelo Bernabe
Angelo served in the army in World War II -
first in a heavy artillery division and later as a loader in a Sherman Tank
He was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries received in combat
Click for article written about Angelo Bernabe
Angelo is shown here in front of his childhood home at 5 LaGrange St. in Raritan.
In the 1943 photo he is with his brother Joe.
Today he lives just 2 homes away at 1 LaGrange Street
Angelo & Marie Bernabe - (Somerville) High School Sweethearts -
They married just before Angelo went overseas in 1944. They have now been married for over 64 years
Angelo's 3 brothers also served their country
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Click to see the Telegram that was
delivered when Angelo was injuried
Click to see Angelo's discharge papers Click to see other Photos of Angelo