New Lenox Township Veterans Recognition & Memorial

New Lenox Township would like to recognize Township veterans for their service to our country and provide a place where veterans can obtain current information concerning veterans' affairs. 

If you are a New Lenox Township veteran or were a New Lenox Township resident while you were serving, we would like to recognize your service. If you have a friend or relative who served and want to see that veteran recognized on the site, please fill out the form linked below.

Veteran Application

You may also call the Township Office at 815-485-6431 and leave the information with our staff. You may need to provide a dd-214 or similar document for verification. Again, we want to be able to qualify all information that appears on this site while still respecting all veterans. If you have any questions regarding our veteran's memorial, email me at mboban@newlenox.org. Thanks from all of us at New Lenox Township for your service to our country. We hope to hear from you soon.
Trustee Marty Boban

Spotlight Honors

Simon "Bud" Vancina

The United States Marine Corps   1955-1959
Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego
Camp Pendleton, California

Mr. Vancina attended recruit training at Camp Pendleton, CA. After graduating from Recruit Training, he attended advanced infantry training specializing in 30 mm water-cooled machine guns and 80 mm mortars. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, for 18 months and was assigned to a weapons company. Also, during his tour of duty, Mr. Vancina spent time on an aircraft carrier, the USS Philippine Sea.   He spent the final portion of his assignment at the Great Lakes Naval Academy as a Sergeant of the Guard.

Bud and his wife, Kitty, settled in New Lenox in 1963, where they raised their family and ran a local family-operated landscaping business for many years. His Grandsons Josh, Cody, and Lucas served as active duty Marines and his granddaughter Molly served in the U.S. Navy.