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EugeneClaytonEugene Clayton of Bedford, N.Y.

Eugene Clayton was a horn player in the Holy Name Cadets from 1946 to 1952.

He spent four years in the ROTC program at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) and was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers in June 1958.

Eugene went on active duty for six months in April 1959, spent three months in a Ft. Belvoir, Va. officers' training course, and then the last three months at Ft. Dix, N.J. as a platoon leader in the 86th Construction Engineers Battalion. He spent the remainder of his eight-year commitment in the inactive Reserves.

MichaelMargolisMaj. Michael Margolis of Alexandria, Va.

Michael Margolis marched with the Cadets of Bergen County in 1994 as a soprano player.

Following his drum corps career, he enlisted in the United States Marine Reserves. Upon graduation from college, Michael continued in his military career to become a commissioned officer and is currently assigned to the Pentagon where he directs implementation of strategic policy concerning aviation supply and maintenance.

Highlights of Michael's career include multiple deployments to Iraq, service aboard various naval ships, sea service deployment, numerous conferences and working groups, and a spectrum of military career level and specialty schools.

He is a recipient of the Bronze Star for his actions in the Middle East and has served across the globe in places as far away as Japan, Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. He was also hand-selected to serve as a staff officer as general’s aide to General Robert E. Schmidle.

RaymondJScottJrCapt. Raymond J. Scott, Jr. of Hampstead, N.C.

Raymond Scott, Jr. marched in the Cadets of Bergen County from 1992 through 1995, the same year he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

After receiving his commission in 2001, he graduated pilot training and became a pilot of the F/A-18, the C-12s. He is presently a MV-22 pilot stationed at Marine Corps Air Station New River in Jacksonville, N.C.

In his nomination to the hall, Raymond is said to personify the “whole Marine” concept — tremendous professionalism and command presence, an outstanding Marine aviator, Marine musician, exemplary fitness, and model husband and father.

GeorgeStaudingerGeorge Staudinger of Lincoln Park, N.J.

George Staudinger played snare drum in the Holy Name Cadets from 1934 to 1941.

He entered the U.S. Army in December 1942 and trained in Fort Dix and Fort Jackson, S.C. While at Fort Jackson, he contracted spinal meningitis and became paralyzed from the waist down but was given spinal taps and, amazingly, healed.

George was transferred to Fort Bragg and assigned to the 1st Army 90 Chemical Division in Belgium, serving 11 months of combat including the Battle of the Bulge.

Toward the end of the war, he was transferred to 3rd Army Command by General George Patton. He was discharged in April 1946 at the rank of sergeant.

Upon returning home to Garfield, N.J., he was reunited with family and friends and joined the Holy Name Cadets Senior Corps.

Greg Zwarycz marched in the Garfield Cadets in the early 1960s.

A warrant officer, he went to Vietnam for his first tour of duty in 1966. He was a helicopter pilot assigned to the 1st Cav, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion. One of their major campaigns was the Battle of the Ia Drang Valley (of "We Were Soldiers" fame). In the summer of 1967, Greg was wounded in combat and was sent stateside for medical assistance. He later returned to active duty at Hunter Army Airfield.

Greg received the Purple Heart, The Distinguished Flying Cross and The Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.

He then served another tour in Vietnam in the early 1970s. Prior to his discharge, he was commissioned as a first lieutenant and was promoted to captain before leaving the service. In 1991, Greg passed away in a VA hospital in New York City.


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