Town Hall Meeting Honored Local Vietnam Vet

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The Board of Commissioners met in Collingswood for the next event in a series of town hall meetings across Camden County.

“We always look forward to hosting town halls as it is a great opportunity for us to interact with our constituents,” said Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “Residents can voice their concerns and be addressed directly by elected officials at every level of government.”

During the town hall meeting, Army Veteran Robert Rossi was honored.

Robert served in the Army during the Vietnam war and was deployed to Inchon, South Korea. He was on active duty from August 1969 to May 1971, during which he served as a military policeman. While serving, Robert earned the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and three Army Marksmanship Badges. 

After his honorable discharge, Robert spent 28 years as an educator for the Juvenile Justice Commission and is an active member of American Legion Post 17. He and his unit at the post host “Coffee with a Vet” each Tuesday at their hall to connect veterans with resources, updates, and community.

Following the town hall meeting at 6 p.m. the Board of Commissioners hosted a services fair featuring representatives from numerous county departments. Residents will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with staff from Constituent Services, Veterans Affairs, Senior Services, Health and Human Services, and the One-Stop Employment and Training Center just to name a few.




Collingswood Town Hall, March 18, 2024