Ocean City Today

Veteran’s group thanked for bench dedication

Readers' Forum
Apr 13, 2017



printed 04/14/2017



I would to thank president Nelson Kelly and all the members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Ocean City Chapter 1091 for their efforts in organizing and funding a memorial bench and plaque dedicated to Barry Howard Berger.

Barry was the only Ocean City native to be killed in action in Vietnam. Nelson presided over the dedication ceremony and did an outstanding job. The ceremony was held by the flag pole at City Hall on March 30.

Family, friends, veterans and government officials spoke at this moving ceremony. Friends of Barry’s told touching and humorous memories of their days growing up in Ocean City and attending the elementary school which is now City Hall. The bench is made from the same granite as the Vietnam Wall in Washington, D.C.

In addition to the plaque and bench for Barry, there is another existing plaque at the base of the flag pole, dedicated to the six Ocean City sons who lost their lives in WW II. Definitely worth a visit. Raven Roost #44 is proud to have made a donation for this memorial to Barry. Well done Nelson and all the members of VVA Chapter 1091.

Eric Waterman

President, Ravens Roost #44

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