Vet honored for work

State Senate honors former commander of the state’s Jewish War Veterans.

By: Al Wicklund
   MONROE — A New Jersey Senate resolution recently paid tribute to Clearbrook resident Ben Roth for his work in the community and state during his term as commander of the state Jewish War Veterans.
   Mr. Roth said he appreciated the award, sponsored by Sen. Peter Inverso, whose district includes Monroe, and the response from the Senate members when he appeared at the State House on Dec.11.
   "It was an emotional occasion for me," he said.
   Mr. Roth said the high point came when the senators gave him a standing ovation.
   In August, Mr. Roth was honored by the Jewish War Veterans of the United States as the country’s most outstanding state commander in 2002-2003.
   The state Senate resolution congratulated Mr. Roth on receiving this national award, on his service as a member of the Air Transport Command of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, his leadership role at the post, county and state level of veteran groups, his time as a Monroe Township councilman and other ventures.