94-year-old Hoboken World War II veteran Vincent Wassman passes away


Generally regarded as one of Hoboken’s iconic personalities, 94-year-old World War II veteran Vincent Wassman passed away last night.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Born on April 1st, 1925, Wassman was a lifelong Hobokenite who was revered for his service in World War II, though a lesser known fact was that he also fought in the Korean War. hMAG first reported the news of his passing earlier this afternoon.

A staple at the American Legion Post 107 and the Hoboken Elks Lodge 74, Wassman was also a consistent and welcome presence at veterans affairs events across the county for many years.

Wassman is survived by his five children and 11 grandchildren.

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  1. Vinny we will forever hear your voice when this is read

    In Flanders Fields

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.
    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.
    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.