Dan O’Leary was born and raised in West Orange, NJ and now lives in Jackson, NJ. He graduated from West Orange High School in 1961. Dan was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1964 and served 13 months in Ft. Hood, Texas with the Second Armored Division, 54th Signal Battalion (Combat Support). He served in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966 with the Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV). Dan was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal and the New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal for his service.
Dan retired from PSE&G in 2006 after 43 years. He worked the last 18 years as a Chief Lineman.
Dan has been a volunteer tour guide at the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial since 2006.