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Harry Rockafeller Memorial

$198,441 of $130,000 goal

Raised by 475 people in 3 months
Created March 9, 2018
Michael Malone
on behalf of Wall Twp PBA Local 234 Civic Association Rockafeller Memorial
The story of Harry Rockafeller came to me by a chance meeting between myself and the General. I'm a Wall Township police officer and answered a routine call one day and there I met Harry Rockafeller.  It didn't take long for me to discover that we had a highly decorated war hero living in our town and nobody knew.  To see the whole story, we've created a video that will fill you in. The campaign goal is to dedicate a 9' bronze statue of Harry outside the Wall Township police department so that we can remember him and honor all our veterans.

The Wall Township PBA Local 234 Civic Association (501C3) is proud to announce a fundraising initiative to honor veterans and WWII hero Harry “Rocky” Rockafeller.

Major General Harry "Rocky" Rockafeller was a highly decorated combat veteran of the 4th Armored Division in WWII.  He was 3 times recommended for the Distinguished Service Cross, our Nation's second highest award; however, he received 3 Silver Stars for those actions. He also received a Bronze Star with V Device for Valor, a Purple Heart, and several other commendations. During WWII Rocky was a Captain promoted to Major.  "Rocky” retired from the United States Army in 1974 as a Major General.  He lived on River Rd in Wall since the end of WWII until his passing on August 8th, 2017

”Rocky” came face to face and fought the worst evil in modern history in France, Belgium, and Germany.  What he and the rest of the Greatest Generation did for humanity, freedom and our country cannot be forgotten and we fear that with each day that these warriors pass, their legacy and honor passes with them, especially at the local level.  Most of Wall Township did not know of Harry Rockafeller or his sacrifice, courage, and heroism.  We are fairly certain the entire state of NJ did not either.

The Wall Twp PBA local 234 Civic Association will remedy that problem permanently.

We plan to dedicate a 9 foot Bronze Monument for our WWII Veterans which will depict Harry Rockafeller during the first days of the Battle of the Bulge. This statue will be placed in front of Wall Twp Police Headquarters on Veterans Day 2018.

We are respectfully requesting your donations to fund the creation, delivery, and installation of this monument, which is being created by award-winning sculptor, Chad Fisher, of Fisher Sculpture, which will be dedicated on Veterans Day 2018 at the Wall Township Police Department.
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The Wall Township PBA #234 and I would like to thank The Earle Companies for their generous donation of $10,000 - Platinum Sponsorship. I am also extremely proud to announce that The Earle Companies will also be transporting the Harry Rockafeller Memorial statue from Gettysburg PA the memorial site this November.

We are now over $197,000 raised and are still accepting donations which will fund what is needed for this Statue and grounds which will be a monument to honor all those who have served. Fisher Sculpture has begun his creative process and we are so excited about the "extra" touches we are putting into this historic once in a life time project that will sure to bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye. Rocky will be damn proud that is for sure.

The more momentum and power this story gains, the more it will help Rocky be recognized and awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, our Nation's second Highest Military Award, second only to the Medal of Honor. Rocky was recommended 3 times for this award. Help spread this story, like and share it. It is working. See rockafellermemorial.com press. #pattonsbest #rockywalltwp
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We have lots of footage left over from the short film shoot, in this update, we share a few of those deleted scenes. Enjoy!
Rockafeller Deleted Scenes
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This is the rough 12 inch clay model which will ultimately become a 9ft Bronze Statue of WWII hero Harry "Rocky" Rockafeller. Rocky will stand tall and proud, on the fresh tank tracks of an M4 Sherman Tank, Bastogne Belgium December 1944. We are approaching our goal, but we do need all of you to help us not only reach our goal, but to surpass the goal. This will enable not just a statue to be dedicated, but a Memorial with landscaping, benches, flag poles, lights, etc. After completion, we will be able to donate remaining funds for Veteran Causes.

One specific cause is paws4vets. With the remaining funds, we will be able to name several future Veteran service dogs "Rocky". His legacy, leadership, and duty will live on in the best way possible, being side by side, leading the way for fellow Warriors who returned from defending our Country with PTSD and physical disabilities.

We need everyone's help through donations, and to share this link as far as it will go. If you are able to, please donate and share. The time is now! It was their duty to serve, it is our duty to remember.
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After a little over a month we have raised over $100,000! After the full completion of this Monument project we will be able to use remaining funds for Veteran(s) or Veteran programs in the future in the name of Harry J. Rockafeller. Thank you all for your continued support and for helping us share this story.
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$198,441 of $130,000 goal

Raised by 475 people in 3 months
Created March 9, 2018
Michael Malone
on behalf of Wall Twp PBA Local 234 Civic Association Rockafeller Memorial
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