Learn About Our Heroes

The City of Margate joins the families, friends and loved ones of the military personnel below in honoring our heroes:

Edward BartbergerEdward Bartberger, Veteran, U.S. Army

Sergeant Major Edward Albert Bartberger served the U.S. Army and was Honorably Discharged in March 1983.
Sgt Charles E. DillardSgt. Charles E. Dillard, Veteran, U.S. Air Force

Served: 1966-1970
Fought in the Vietnam War
Awards: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal




Anthony Finno
Anthony Finno, Veteran, U.S. Army

Army 82nd Airborne
Vietnam Era


James Carl FrederickJames Carl Frederick, U.S. Army
Rank: Sergeant First Class

James Carl Frederick was believed to be the first resident of Margate to die in the Vietnam conflict. He only served two months before losing his life in war. He was 26 years old. The Frederick family donated a building to the American Legion for all Margate Veteran residents.



John D JohnJohn D. John, Active Duty, U.S. Navy

John D. John is the Commanding Officer of the USS Ross, deployed to Rota, Spain.

During his 19 year Naval career, he has been deployed seven times around the world and has served in various assignments including in Iraq as the First Company Commander and at the Pentagon for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Kisha MajorKisha Major, Veteran, U.S. Navy

Rate: Yoman / Rank: Petty Officer 3rd Class

Ship: USS Blueridge
Places Stationed: Truman Annex, Point Loma and Boca Chica

Duty/Assignment: Secretary to the Admiral

In her 15 years in the Navy she visited 45 countries. Her favorite was Malaysia.




Carlos J SavocaHonoree Carlos J. Savoca, Active Duty, U.S. Marines
  • Stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA
  • Deployed to US borders in 2019
  • Deploying this year in November 2020

Vito SpezialeVito Speziale, Veteran, U.S. Navy


Joseph VarsalloneJoe Varsallone, Veteran, U.S. Marines

  • Korean War Veteran
  • Purple Heart recipient -1950 to 1954

Edward Frank WozniakEdward Frank Wozniak, Active Duty, U.S. Air Force

  • 11 years of service
  • Served at Warner Robins AFB, GA; McDill AFB, FL; and now serving at Beale AFB, CA
  • Currently deployed in Kuwait
  • Proud husband of Catherine and dad to Mason (5) and Miles (2)

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