Friday, July 8, 2016

Corcoran Family Announcement Regarding a Reward for the Return of the Stolen Flag – North Wildwood, NJ


Joe Griffies, Vietnam War Veteran and Radio Personality – WIBG 1020AM / 101.3 FM will be holding a press conference on behalf of the Corcoran Family, today, between 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. outside of 15th Street Volunteer Fire Company – 15th & Central Avenues, North Wildwood, NJ 08260.

The press conference will be regarding a reward for the return of the irreplaceable casket flag that was stolen this past weekend from their flag pole in North Wildwood.

Patrick Corcoran, 19, of the Torresdale section in Philadelphia, was among 74 sailors who perished aboard the Frank E. Evans Destroyer when it collided with an Australian aircraft carrier June 3, 1969, in the South China Sea.” (Burney, 2016)

After his death, nearly 50 years ago, a flag was presented to his family. For almost a decade, that flag has been flown at the Corcoran residence once a year on 4th of July, in remembrance of the loss of their family member. Now, that flag has gone missing, and in a plea to get it back, there will be a press conference today to reveal instructions where/how to return the casket flag, and to also announce a reward for its return.


Burney, M. (2016, July 06). N.J. Shore Family Pleads for Return of Stolen Funeral Flag of Vietnam War Sailor. Retrieved from

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