Bayonne native and WWII veteran honored with unveiling of statue in his likeness

A bronze statue was unveiled Thursday of World War II veteran and Bayonne native Stephen Gregg at a park named after him.

News 12 Staff

Jul 16, 2021, 11:27 AM

Updated 1,010 days ago

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A bronze statue was unveiled Thursday of World War II veteran and Bayonne native Stephen Gregg at a park named after him.
Gregg was drafted into the Army in 1942. He served as a technical sergeant before being promoted to second lieutenant just three years later.
"My father was a very humble man. Frankly, he would be embarrassed by the honors being bestowed on him today. He always said there were other servicemen who did brave deeds and did not receive their claim," said son Stephen Gregg Jr. "So who was my father? An ordinary man who did something stupendous. A true representative of Bayonne and Hudson County and a symbol for veterans everywhere."
Gregg also received the Medal of Honor in 1945.


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