Scotch Plains Dedicates Street to Fallen WWI Soldier Sgt. Herbert Terry
By Robert Fallo
via the TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood web site
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains dedicated a sign to fallen soldier Sgt. Herbert Terry on Rahway Rd. on Friday, July 1.
Sgt. Terry was killed in action on Sept. 24, 1918, in France during World War I after saving a fellow solider from gunfire. Sgt. Charles Wolfel, whom Terry saved, was captured and taken prisoner by the German army. He said that Terry's final words were: "Tell them I died fighting for my country."
Terry, who grew up on Rahway Rd. in Scotch Plains before later moving to E. Second St. in Plainfield with his wife, was awarded a Purple Heart for his efforts in WWI.
The Terry family has lived in Scotch Plains since the time of the American Revolution.
Read the entire article on the TAPinto web site.
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