In fond remembrance of our fellow Legionnaires who have answered the call of our Supreme Commander during the year.
American Legion Post 294 has lost a truly caring, honorable man with the passing of John Ulrich.
John served his country during the Viet Nam era by enlisting in the US Army in 1964 and serving until 1967, after which he joined the Reserves, serving until 1970. In addition to serving his country, he served his community by being a member of the Pemberton Township and Pemberton Borough School Boards for a total of 26 years, serving as president for numerous years.
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 Laukenau Funeral Home 31 Elizabeth Street Pemberton NJ 08068 From 12-2pm
Brigadier General William C Doyle Memorial Cemetery 350 Province Line Rd. Wrightstown NJ 08562 @ 3pm.
After the cemetery members and guests are invited to the American Legion Post 294 in Pemberton for an Ulrich style end of life celebration from 4pm to close.
Rudolpho P. Irizarry, also known as Rudy, passed away into heaven Saturday, June 10, 2017. He was 80.
He leaves behind his wife Alice of 32 years, and his children, Michael, Will, Margie, Tito, and Peter; 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He also leaves behind two step-children, Melody Bergen and William Prescott.
Rudy had a full life. He retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve after 38 years. His career started at Samsom AFB, Geneva, N.Y., then to Floyd Bennett Field, N.Y. and then to McGuire AFB, N.J. He started as a cook, trained over to become a loadmaster in the C-119C, then a loadmaster flight examiner in the C-141, C-141A and C-141B. He airdropped heavy equipment and was proud to say he airdropped a Sheridan Armored Vehicle with no casualties. He participated in the Santo Domingo crisis, The Cuban Crisis, Vietnam, Grenada, and was activated for an extended period for Operation Desert Storm. Rudy retired from the Air Force in 1992. In total, he served 38 years of active and reserve duty.
Rudy was the Historian of American Legion Eden Stanley Post 294 in Pemberton, New Jersey.