Camden County Remembers: A Tribute Commemorating the 9/11 Attacks 


The Camden County Board of Commissioners invites you to a special medal ceremony honoring our veterans and first responders for their unwavering dedication, sacrifice, and commitment to serving our nation during the 9/11 recovery efforts and the War on Terror. 

Date:  Monday, September 11, 2023
Time:  7:30 PM
Place:  Victims of Terrorism Monument at Cooper River Park

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Vigil Program

Co-Master of Ceremony:
Commissioner Melinda Kane, Liaison Veterans Affairs
Commissioner Jonathon Young, Liaison Public Safety

WELCOME / OPENING REMARKS: Commissioner Jonathan Young, Liaison Public Safety

PRESENTING THE COLORS: Cherry Hill Police Department

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Ted Gallagher, Director, Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Amanda Peacock, Miss Seashore Line

INVOCATION: Father Vincent Guest, Pastor, Sacred Heart, Camden, NJ

US Congressman Donald Norcross
Commissioner Melinda Kane, Liaison Veterans Affairs

MEDAL CEREMONY: elected officials in attendance


  • David C. Dziengowski Navy Commander Haddonfield CCM, CCWOT
  • Flor-Maria Grant Air Force Senior Master SGT Pennsauken CCM, CCWOT
  • Juan Acevedo, Jr. Army MSGT Cherry Hill CCM, CCVM, CCWOT

1st Responders:

  • William Finnegan Camden County North Task Force EMS-Chief Pennsauken CCWOT
  • James Jankowski CC Public Safety Chief of Communications (Ret) Atco CCWOT
  • Kevin R Kane FBI Supervisory Special Agent (Ret) Cherry Hill CCWOT
  • Anne Kriegner FBI Asst. Director Cherry Hill CCWOT
  • Frederick J. Lang, Jr. Camden County Prosecutors Office / FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Detective SGT (Ret) Cherry Hill CCWOT
  • Mark Olexa Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Cherry Hill CCWOT
  • John J Ryan FBI Special Agent (Ret) Cherry Hill CCWOT
  • John J Stermel DRPA/FBI JTTF SGT (Ret) Cherry Hill CCWOT
  • Lance Saunders Camden County Prosecutors Office Lieutenant Camden CCWOT


RIFLE SALUTE: The Marine Corps League Giordano Detachment

TAPS: Greg Murphy, Bugler, Asst. NJ State Dir., Bugles Across America


Closing Remarks


Remembering Those Who We Have Lost


Rank Branch Name Date of Death
Home Town County 
LCPL  USMC  Allen, Terrence P.  September 15, 2007  Pennsauken  Camden
LCPL  USMC  Christensen Jr, Curtis A.  January 11, 2008  Collingswood  Camden
CPL  USMC  Cohen, Jonathan G.  October 1, 2005  Cherry Hill  Camden
CPT  ARMY  Dalessio, Gregory T.  June 23, 2008  Cherry Hill  Camden
SPC  ARMY  Dixon, Anthony J.  August 1, 2004 Lindenwold  Camden
SGT  ARMY  Egan, Michael  September 19, 2005  Pennsauken  Camden
SPC  ARMY  Froehlich, Adam D.  March 25, 2004  Pine Hill  Camden
LCPL  USMC  Hicks Jr, Jon T.  September 10, 2007  Atco  Camden
SFC  ARMY  Johnson, Jeffrey N Sr  April 9, 2016  Sicklerville  Camden
LCPL  USMC  Kane, Jeremy M.  January 23, 2010  Cherry Hill  Camden
1st Lt  USMC  Mann, Jason D.  July 17, 2008  Woodlynne  Camden
PVT  ARMY  Maria, Giovanny  November 29, 2001  Camden  Camden
SGT  ARMY  Ortiz Jr., Hector L.  June 14, 2012  Camden  Camden
CPT  ARMY  Ortiz, Maria I.  July 10, 2007  Pennsauken  Camden
CPL  USMC  Pimpinello, Anthony M, Jr  April 29, 2018  Bellmawr  Camden
CPT  ARMY  Robinson, Charles D.  June 3, 2005  Haddon Heights  Camden
CPL  USMC  Ryan, Marc T.  November 15, 2004  Gloucester  Camden
ET3  NAVY  Smith, Kenneth A.  August 21, 2017  Cherry Hill  Camden
Lt Col  USMC  Spahr, John C.  May 2, 2005  Cherry Hill  Camden
PO1  NAVY  Tapper, David M.  August 20, 2003  Atco  Camden
SSG  ARMY  Weiglein, Joseph M.  May 29, 2007  Audubon  Camden
PVT  ARMY  White III, Robert C.  April 23, 2005  Camden  Camden
SFC  ARMY  Williams, Frederick  July 3, 2020  Lindenwold  Camden

First Responders

Rank   Name Date of Death Home Town County
Deputy Chief County Fire Marshal   Dannenfelser, Gene M. November 8, 2017  Haddon Heights  Camden
Chief of the Bellmawr Park Volunteer Fire FD
and EMT with Camden City EMS

  Skipton, Stephen E. Sr  August 23, 2014  Bellmawr  Camden

9/11 Civilian Victims

Name Date of Death Home Town County
Frank DeMartini  September 11, 2001  Haddon Heights  Camden
Danielle Kousoulis  September 11, 2001  Haddon Township  Camden
Timothy Hughes  September 11, 2001  Bellmawr  Camden
Richard Aronow  September 11, 2001  Cherry Hill  Camden


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