172 men and women from New Jersey died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their names, branch of service and date of death will be displayed on a large board bordering the Field of Flags.
One of the names included this year, as always, will be Middletown native Dennis Zilinski, who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2005.
Zilinski died at only 23 years old, serving with the U.S. Army. He grew up in Middletown and was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft. In April 2020, Middletown threw a welcome-home parade for his brother, U.S. Army Major Matthew Zilinski, when he returned from an 11-month deployment in Kosovo.
Read that story: Middletown Welcomes Home U.S. Veteran, Social-Distancing Style
Source : https://patch.com/new-jersey/middletown-nj/foxs-pete-hegseth-speak-middletown-veterans-event199