Borough of High Bridge ~ 97 West Main Street, High Bridge, NJ ~ Phone: 908.638.6455 ~ Fax: 908-638-9374

Borough Hall Business Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

American Legion Post 188

AmerLegion EmblemHerbert Cawley Post – Founded 1920

Eligibility Information:

If you have served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces during any of the wars listed in this application, and have been honorably discharged, or are still serving, you are eligible for membership. Please call William Gooley Jr., Post Membership Chairman at this number: (908) 475-5859

Post Meetings:

Meeting information is as follows:IMG_0817

Dates: 3rd Tuesday of March, June, September, and December
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Address: 97 West Main Street, High Bridge, NJ 08829
Email: american.legion.nj.post188@gmail.com

Officers:

Commander: William Gooley Jr. – (908) 475-5859
1st Vice Commander: Joseph Fazio – (908) 537-2176
2nd Vice Commander: Thomas Carpenter – (908) 537-4521
Adjutant: Thomas Carpenter – (908) 537-4521
Finance Officer: Ronald Barber – (908) 246-3875
Service Officer: Brian Eick – (908) 797-5338

History of the Post:

Herbert Cawley, born December 27, 1894, was the first of eight children born to Arthur James Cawley (March 1, 1864 to September 10, 1930). He enlisted in the U.S. Navy on March 29, 1918 at Allentown, Pennsylvania as a 2nd Class Baker. Serial number 12-27-94. He was sent to Wissahicken Barracks, Cape May New Jersey, then to Pier 19, North Philadelphia in August 1918. He was transferred to Section Base Lewis Delaware on October 5, 1918. He was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with pneumonia and died October 18, 1918. He was buried in Asbury, New Jersey on October 24, 1918.