Veteran Andrew Johnson honored at Town Hall Meeting

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The Freeholder Board met in Bellmawr Monday night for latest town hall meeting, one of many across Camden County called “your government in your neighborhood.”

“We invite you to the town hall meeting to learn about the programs and services provided by Camden County. This meeting is the perfect opportunity to ask questions and get answers directly from your elected officials. It is also our chance to hear directly from you about your concerns,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. “Please join us for an evening with your elected officials from all levels of government.”

During the town hall meeting, Marine Corp Veteran Andrew Johnson was honored for his service to our nation.

A 14-year member of the Bellmawr Fire Department, Andrew Johnson, served as a Sergeant with the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan in 2012 and 2013. While in Afghanistan, Sgt. Johnson’s base came under attack by fifteen Taliban fighters who killed two U.S. Marines and destroyed or severely damaged eight U.S. Marine Corps Harrier Jets before the entire Taliban raiding force was killed or captured during a four-hour firefight. Andrew Johnson left the Marine Corps in 2013 and now resides once again in his hometown of Bellmawr and works for the Camden County Sheriff’s Department.

Following the town hall meeting at 7:00 p.m. the Freeholder Board hosted a services fair featuring representatives from numerous county departments. Residents had 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.