Gold Star Mother and 34 Veterans Honored at Jefferson Health
A Gold Star Mother and more than 30 Camden County veterans were honored at the 16th Annual Camden County Veterans Medal Ceremony held at Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Voorhees offices this week. A Special Recognition Award was presented to Jefferson Health New Jersey Employee Health associate and Gold Star Mother Trudy Corma, RN, of Deptford, NJ, mother of fallen U.S. Army war hero Salvatore S. Corma II.
First Lieutenant Salvatore S. Corma II lost his life in Afghanistan in April 2010 while trying to contain an improvised explosive device (IED). The 24-year-old platoon leader attempted to isolate the explosion while warning other soldiers of the threat. The 2008 West Point graduate’s actions are credited with saving as many as 19 other soldiers’ lives, and Corma II received a Purple Heart posthumously. Along with Trudy Corma’s special recognition, 34 Camden County veterans were honored with the Camden County Military Service Medal, which recognizes Camden County veterans who have served their country with honor and valor.
Shown at the event are, from left: Reverend Floyd White III, Director, Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs; William F. Moen Jr., Camden County Board of Freeholders, Office of Veterans Affairs Liaison; Trudy Corma; Adam Klein, Outreach Coordinator, Camden County Office of Veterans Affairs; and Jill Ostrem, Senior Vice President of Hospital Operations, Jefferson Health New Jersey.