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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.

Frank Patrisso of Montville, N.J.

Frank Patrisso was a fife and bugler and a charter member of the Holy Name Cadets. He marched in the corps from 1934 to 1941.

Frank entered the U.S. Navy in September 1942 and attended basic training at Great Lakes, Ill.

He toured on the Liberty supply ship in the Atlantic Ocean and was discharged in December 1945.

Frank is the brother of Nick and Edward Patrisso.


Vince D ArrigoThe following is a collaboration piece paraphrased from a memoir by Cadets 1981 alum, Joe D'Arrigo, about his father's lifelong contribution to The Cadets.

Vince D’Arrigo was born in 1931 and became a drum corps fan at an early age. He marched in the snare line with the Mt. Carmel Drum and Bugle Corps for a year and a half, until, at the tender age of seven, members of the Holy Name Cadets recognized his talent and brought him to a Cadets rehearsal. Vince made the snare line immediately. The kid could play! From that night on, he took the bus from Passaic, NJ to Garfield for every rehearsal. Not to worry; older members of the corps from his tenement rode with him.

Shortly after joining the corps, Vince also became a member of the Most Holy Name Church in Garfield, NJ, and an altar boy.


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