Person:Stephen Vajda (2)

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Stephen Joseph Vajda, Jr.
m. 8 APR 1922
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  2. Stephen Joseph Vajda, Jr.1923 - 2002
  3. William Rudolph Vajda1924 - 2014
  4. Edward Andrew Vajda1927 - 1989
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Name Stephen Joseph Vajda, Jr.
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3] 4 FEB 1923 Dumont, Bergen, New Jersey, United StatesBorn at home.
Census[1] Apr 24, 1930 18 Hickory St., Dumont, Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Other[11] 3 MAY 1937 Bergen, New Jersey, United StatesAs a child he and his family watched semi-professional baseball games played in Bergen County, New Jersey. On May 3, 1937 they witnessed the famous dirigible Hindenburg pass in the sky. Later a police car came by and informed them that the Hindenberg had caught fire and crashed in Lakehurst.
Census[18] Apr 12, 1940 18 Hickory St., Dumont, Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Graduation[12][13] 1941 Dumont High School, Dumont, Bergen, New Jersey, United States
Military[11][13][14] Jul 22, 1942 New York, New York, United StatesEntered US Marine Corps to fight in WWII Pacific Theater. Held rank of Corporal. Served as an Antitank Gun Crewman
Military[17] Sep 4, 1942 Earned weapons qualification: Marksman - U.S. Rifle
Military[17] Feb 23, 1943 New York, New York, United StatesDeparted for WWII Pacific Theater
Military[11][17] Auckland, New ZealandTraining
Military[11][17][19] Guadalcanal Island, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Military[11][17] Nov 16, 1943 Bougainville Island, Papua New GuineaParticipated in action against the enemy
Military[11][17] Jan 10, 1944 Bougainville Island, Papua New GuineaLeft action
Military[11][17] Jul 21, 1944 Guam, Northern Mariana IslandsParticipated in action against the enemy
Military[11][17] Aug 10, 1944 Guam, Northern Mariana IslandsLeft action
Residence[13] 1945 18 Hickory Street, Dumont, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States
Military[11][15][17] 1945 Acquired malaria during WWII
Military[11][17] Feb 21, 1945 Iwo Jima, Volcano IslandsParticipated in action against the enemy
Military[11][17] Mar 27, 1945 Iwo Jima, Volcano IslandsLeft action
Military[11] May 1, 1945 Returned from WWII Pacific Theater to USA
Military[13][14][15][16][17] Oct 16, 1945 Marine Detachment, Naval Prison, Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United StatesHonorable Discharge from US Marine Corps. Remarks from Samuel A. Woods Jr., Colonel, USMC: “Service honest and faithful. Credited $100.00 MOP Act 1944(Z). Authorized to wear the Asiatic-Pacific Area Ribbon with four stars.”
Death[4][5] 14 JUN 2002 Westwood, Bergen, New Jersey, United StatesPancreatic cancer
Burial[6][7][8] 18 JUN 2002 Brigadier General William Doyle New Jersey State Veterans Cemetery, Wrightstown, Burlington, New Jersey, United StatesSection N Site 16270
Occupation[9] Carpenter
Soc Sec No[10] 144-14-2296
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626), Place: Dumont, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, Enumeration District No. 2-3?, Supervisor’s District No. 3, Apr 24, 1930.
  2. Letter from Ruth Elizabeth Shook.
  3. Stephen Joseph Vajda Jr. State of New Jersey Certificate and Record of Birth.
  4. Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index.

    Stephen VAJDA
    Birth Date: 4 Feb 1923
    Death Date: 14 Jun 2002
    Social Security Number: 144-14-2296
    State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: New Jersey
    Death Residence Localities
    ZIP Code: 07675
    Localities: Old Tappan, Bergen, New Jersey
    River Vale, Bergen, New Jersey
    Rivervale, Bergen, New Jersey
    Westwood, Bergen, New Jersey

  5. Kim Fair. Letter Regarding Death of Stephen Joseph Vajda Jr..
  6. Firsthand Knowledge of James Matthew Vajda, b.1982.
  7. Email from Kim Vajda.
  8. Email from Susan Vajda (1).
  9. Stephen Joseph Vajda III Interview.
  10. Stephen Joseph Vajda Jr. Social Security Card.
  11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 Stephen Joseph Vajda Jr. A Canteen of Water and Some Ammo.
  12. Conversation with Kim and Susan Vajda.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Stephen Joseph Vajda Jr. U. S. Marine Corps Report of Separation.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Stephen Joseph Vajda Jr. United States Marine Corps Certificate of Honorable and Satisfactory Service in World War II.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Stephen Joseph Vajda Jr. Award of Disability Compensation or Pension.
  16. Stephen Joseph Vajda Jr. Honorable Discharge from The United States Marine Corps.
  17. 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 17.11 Stephen Joseph Vajda Jr. Veterans Administration Certificate of Eligibility.
  18. United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627), Place: Dumont, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, Enumeration District No. 2-44, Supervisor’s District No. 9, Apr 12, 1940.