St. Joseph's Cemetery Sign
St. Joseph's Cemetery Sign

John Raffa
New Jersey
PFC 35 Co 153 Depot Brigade
World War I
March 18, 1890-Dec 21 1959

This grave marker which is at St. Joseph’s Cemetery located at
179 Hackensack Avenue Hackensack, New Jersey reveals the rank, company, and brigade John Raffa served with during World War I and  when he passed away at the age of 69.

John Raffa is on the Honor Roll list which was in the paper in October of 1918 telling of the local men who were serving from Hackensack and the surrounding area. John Raffa was buried in Hackensack, so for that reason he is under World War I Era.

Written by:
Bob Meli
June 7, 2017

Click here to view The Evening Record Saturday March 8, 1919, brief article telling of John Raffa and eleven other Hackensack boys
coming home with the 308th Field Artillery. 

Written by:
Bob Meli
July 25, 2012


Background image of American Field Artillery Battle of Argonne Forest obtained from: