PATERSON, NJ - The Paterson Veterans Council is tryng to raise money to inscribe the names of three city soldiers who died in Iraq on a monument at the Veterans Memorial Park on McBride Avenue, according to northjersey.com.
The council hopes to raise enough money at its beefsteak dinner on Nov. 5 at The Brownstone, the story said. Donations to the Nov. 5 beefsteak are tax-deductible and can be made to the Paterson Veterans Council, 296 Maitland Ave., Paterson, NJ 07502. For information, call Tony Vancheri at 973-303-3523.
The story identified the soldiers whose lives are being honored as Army Spc. Gil Mercado, 25, who died in April 2003; Army Spc. Farid Elazzouzi`, 26, who died in June 2007 and Army Sgt. Christian Bueno-Galdos, 25, who died in May 2009.