Click here to view The Bergen Evening Record brief article dated February 20, 1942, which tells of a meeting of the Hackensack Defense Council at Hackensack High School with the Superintendent and Fire Chief going over preparations in case of a fire bomb attack in the area.

I do not know at the present time Frank E. Lapham’s relationship to Hoagland Lapham who received the Silver Star for his supreme sacrifice on the island of Pelilu in the Pacific Theater during World War II, because Hoagland Lapham’s father’s name was Thomas who died in 1936.

Click here to view The Bergen Evening Record article dated March 12, 1942.

Written by:
Bob Meli
May 26, 2016


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