18 NJ veterans honored with medals

Eighteen New Jersey veterans received the NJ Distinguished Service Medal Tuesday.

Eighteen New Jersey veterans received the NJ Distinguished Service Medal Tuesday. (5/19/15)

ROCHELLE PARK - The Rochelle Park American Legion Post held a special ceremony Tuesday to honor 18 of the state's veterans.

The veterans received the NJ Distinguished Service Medal, New Jersey's highest military award. 

To be eligible for the award, a veteran must be a New Jersey resident who was honorably discharged and served in combat during wartime.

Eight of the honored veterans reside at the Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus.

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