TAPInto news article'Hamilton VFW Named After Decorated World War II Veteran'
By Elizabeth Myers -
Frank J. Uveges was a man who loved Coors Light, tending to his garden, and keeping in touch with his family all over the country.
The man family members called “Uncle Frank” loved giving his children, nieces, and nephews dollar bills for good behavior. While he would give money to the people he loved, he was just as quick to collect money for the organizations he cared about like the Hibernians Club, The American Legion, and the Knights of Columbus.
Frank loved Hamilton Township, and in return Hamilton Township loved Frank.
One of the organizations that Frank belonged to was the VFW 3525 of Hamilton Township.
On Saturday, the place where Frank would sell 50/50 tickets for his numerous charities named their post after him. It’s now the Frank J. Uveges VFW 3525.
Family, friends, and federal, state, and local officials all came to honor the World War II Army Veteran at the renaming ceremony.
“He was a tenacious advocate for Veterans healthcare, and VA issues. He believed so passionately in the flag and the constitution” Congressman Chris Smith (R-4), who presented a flag that flew at the U.S. Capitol in DC to the Uveges family, said. “He never said a foul word. In meeting after meeting I had with him, he never would belittle or put anyone down. He was an uplifter in a time when we needed uplifters.”
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Uveges was also remembered as a hard worker, a trait that started as a teenager used his brother’s birth certificate to get a job at a coal mine in Western Pennsylvania.
Later, Frank would serve in the Army where he became a decorated soldier, specifically by earning the Bronze Star for dragging one of his comrades to safety during WW2.
Frank later worked in construction and helped maintain the Nike buildings at Fort Dix and Lakehurst.
He was a person who never forgot where he came from, and in return the town he called home will always have a place to always remember him by.