Resolution 081-10 RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL AUTHORIZING THE PLACEMENT OF A TOPPER SIGN ON DELL ROAD TO
HONOR MARINE SGT. GARRETT ADAM MONGRELLA
WHEREAS, Marine Sgt. Garrett Adam Mongrella, a resident of the Borough of Stanhope, proudly and heroically served our country in the United States Marine Corp.; and
WHEREAS, in the highest American tradition, the patriotic men and woman of the Armed Forces serve our country in an honorable and vital profession;
WHEREAS, on January 29, 1991, Sgt. Mongrella was killed in the line of duty in the Battle of Khasji in Saudi Arabia; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope recognize the dedication and admire the courage of Sgt. Mongrella in defending our nation; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope wish to honor the memory of Sgt. Mongrella with the placement of a street topper over the Dell Road street sign;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey hereby authorizes the placement of a topper sign over the Dell Road street sign in the name of Marine Sgt. Garrett Adam Mongrella honoring his dedication and service to our country.
On motion by Councilman Murphy, seconded by Councilman Vance and unanimously carried by voice vote the foregoing resolution was duly adopted
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Marine Buried Amid 21-volley Salute 150 Friends, Family Pay Their Respectsby KIRK BELDON JACKSON, The Morning Call | February 9, 1991
Patricia Lee Haley described her friend Garett Mongrella as a typical "boy next door." Haley, who as a child lived two doors down from Mongrella in Stanhope, N.J., recalled that Mongrella used to play with toy guns and soldiers as a child. She recalled that he became a soldier immediately after high school, volunteering for the Marines because "that's really what he wanted to do." Haley was one of about 150 friends and family who paid their respects to Mongrella, one of 11 Marines killed last week in the first sustained fighting of the Gulf War, at a Mass yesterday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Netcong, N.J. Mongrella, 25, who left a wife, Kimberly, and an 18-month-old son, was a sergeant with the 3rd Light Armored Infantry Battalion of the 1st Marine Division, based at Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Remembering the Life and Memory of...
Sgt Garett A. Mongrella