James V. Marsh
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
Colonel James V. Marsh, retired, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2005,
in Princeton, New Jersey, at the age of 86. He is survived by his
children, James Marsh, Jr. of Defuniak Springs, Florida: Linda Wells
of Carson City, Nevada, and June Marsh of Cranbury, New Jersey; four grandchildren
and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents
and his wife Betty.
Born in Mount Vernon, New York to Charles and Elizabeth Marsh, the "Colonel" was able to see the world in concert with his service to his country. A U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, he was highly decorated soldier and was the recipient of two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He served in Europe, Asia, Alaska and California, among other places, before settling in Camp Kilmer, New Jersey. He retired in 1962 after a military career that spanned more than two decades.
However, while the military was his career, horses were his passion. He was involved with horses from an early age in Connecticut and became a fixture at shows in Northeast United States. The Colonel was an integral part of the equine community, was instrumental in the expansion of the Horse Park of New Jersey and participated with the International Side-Saddle Organization in four presidential inaugural parades. After retiring from civilian employment with the College Board in New York City, he committed his life to the betterment of conditions for horses and their riders. He played a significant role over the years in shaping the equine activity laws of New Jersey including serving as president of the New Jersey Horse Council and the new Jersey Professional Horseman's Association, as well as sitting on the Board of Director for Centenary College and the Horse Park of New Jersey.
He was associated with the Middlesex County Horse Show for 45 years and received many awards over the years for his equine activities, including the 1985 International Side-Saddle Organization Member of the Year, the 1986 New Jersey Horse Council "person who made the most outstanding contribution to the Equine Industry", the New Jersey Professional Horseman's Association Person of the Year, the 1989 Governor's Award for Horseperson of the Year, the USA Equestrian Pegasus Award and the 1994 American Horse Council Marjorie Van Ness Award for Outstanding Service to the Horse Industry.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery
Contributions may be made to the Lieutenant
Colonel James Marsh Memorial Fund, c/o the Horse Park of New Jersey, P.O.
Box 419, Cream Ridge, New Jersey 08514.
MARSH, JAMES V
COL US ARMY
WORLD WAR II, KOREA
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/24/1919
DATE OF DEATH: 08/05/2005
BURIED AT: SECTION 65 SITE 835
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
MARSH, ELIZABETH D