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Tribute Given To Local WWII Hero “Bud” Lomell

in Toms River News

As the 80th year since the momentous D-Day invasion was commemorated, a local hero’s name rose to the forefront once again. Leonard G. “Bud” Lomell’s bravery hasn’t been lost to time. During a recent interview and book signing by acclaimed author Steven M. Gillon, Lomell’s legacy was celebrated anew.

Decades ago, Tom Brokaw’s “The Greatest Generation” spotlighted Lomell’s heroism, dedicating an entire chapter to his wartime exploits. Gillon’s 2003 book, “Len Lomell: D-Day Hero,” offers a deeper look into Lomell’s life and his pivotal role in the D-Day landings.

The event drew a crowd, including Lomell’s widow, Charlotte, and daughter, Renee, a retired Toms River teacher. Former colleagues from Lomell’s law practice days in Toms River also attended. Among them were his former law partner, Robert Fall, now a retired Appellate Division judge, and attorney Phillip Lucas, who fondly recalled Lomell during the 1970s.

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