WWII hero, Toms River resident dies at 91

World War II veteran and Silver Star recipient Leonard G. 'Bud' Lomell, of Toms River, has died at the age of 91.Lomell climbed a giant

TOMS RIVER - World War II veteran and Silver Star recipient Leonard G. 'Bud' Lomell, of Toms River, has died at the age of 91.

Lomell climbed a giant cliff at Pointe du Hoc, France and destroyed German guns during the first hours of the D-Day invasion. Lomell received several medals and later an entire chapter was dedicated to him in Tom Brokaw's book "The Greatest Generation."

In 2008, officials dedicated a room in Toms River's town hall to Lomell.

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