Generation of veterans slowly fading, never forgotten

Jan 13, 2019 182

BY: Rory Pasquariello

The “Greatest Generation” that fought in World War II and the Korean War, lived through the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the economic expansion of the post-war years and the New Deal is slowly fading away. Bayonne is not exempt from this sad reality.

Frank Perrucci, 91, perhaps the most recognized and beloved face of the local veteran community, is the latest to pass away. He died in late December after a long and celebrated life where he marched in 25 Memorial Day parades, received dozens of awards from local and state organizations, and was a model of civic engagement.

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