New Jersey Syrians who served during World War II


New Jersey Syrians who served during World War II

The North Jersey News in Patterson published a wonderful story about Syrian Americans who’s served in the U.S. Military during World War II.

Syrian American veterans from Paterson, NJ, who served and lost their lives in World War II, including John Raad, for whom an American Legion Post was named. For this story, I captured some of the history and setting for the Syrian community at the time. Please read and share.

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Ray Hanania is an award winning former Chicago City Hall reporter and political columnist. Palestinian American, Hanania's parents are from Jerusalem and Bethlehem. His website is He served during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1975.