PO2 Nicholas A. Campagna, Jr.
Vietnam War Veteran U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicholas A. Campagna, Jr., of Nutley was awarded the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal and the New Jersey Vietnam Service Medal. Campagna enlisted in December 1959 and served on the USS Seminole (AKA-104) a Tolland-class attack cargo ship. He was Honorably Discharged December 1963. (Photos courtesy of Nicholas A. Campagna, Jr.)
Center for U.S. War Veterans' Oral Histories
The National Guard Militia Museum of New Jersey is the home of the Center for U.S. War Veterans’ Oral Histories. It is the Center’s mission to collect and preserve the memories of veterans through recorded oral history interviews.
The interviews are recorded on DVD formats and housed at the museum’s Sea Girt location, where they are accessible to researchers and scholars. As part of its program of providing historical information to the public, the museum posts summaries of interviews on their website.
To date, the Center’s collection contains over 600 interviews of veterans of all branches of service from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and other American military campaigns.
To access the online archives or to participate in the program, please visit the museum's website.
Acting Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs
COL (Ret) Walter R. Nall serves in the position of Acting Deputy Commissioner for Veterans Affairs (DCVA).
In this capacity, he administers two Divisions that serve the more than 300,000 Veterans in New Jersey.
The Division of Veterans Healthcare Services, oversees the operations of the state's three long-term care veterans' homes and respite care program.
The Division of Veterans Services, oversees the Veterans Service Offices, other state entitlement programs and services, veteran's preference determinations, veteran's status determinations, and the blind and catastrophic veteran pension entitlements.
Additionally, the Division of Veterans Services oversees the Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, the operation of the state's Homeless Veterans Transitional Housing program, the State Approving Agency, which is responsible for certifying the VA funded educational and training program, and the state-owned monuments and memorials.