Perhaps one of our most important objectives for the future is the institution of an area Veterans Memorial Park. Toward this end, we are currently researching options with regard to the Memorial Park’s location and design and wholeheartedly welcome any suggestions from our veterans’ community and the public.
Below are views of our initial park design:
Coulby James Dunn—A True Civic Leader and this Memorial Project's Visionary
Coulby James Dunn, 66, of Greentown, went on to be with the Lord on Aug. 9, 2014, after a valiant battle with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Coulby was born in Rockville Centre, Long Island, N.Y., on Jan. 13, 1948, to Joan and John Dunn. Coulby graduated from St. John's University with a degree in political science and went on to receive a master's degree in public administration from Marywood University. Coulby was a decorated combat veteran of Vietnam. He received two Bronze Stars, and was a paratrooper in all three Airborne Divisions. Following his service in the military, Coulby went on to become a professional tennis player, playing with the likes of Rod Laver, John Newcomb and Roy Emerson. Shortly after marrying Lynda his wife, the newlyweds traveled to the Pocono region, and ended up camping on Brink Hill. They fell in love with the peacefulness and beauty, and built their dream home on the very site they camped. Together, they lived and raised their family in that home for 38 years. Of his many achievements, Coulby was the owner/operator of Mountain View Homes and Mountain View Realty for the last 35 years. He was a true civic leader, serving on the American Red Cross, the Wallenpaupack School Board and the Wallenpaupack Watershed Management Board, and was a three-time past president of the Board of Realtors and past president of the Pike County Builders Association. Coulby believed in the greatness of America and the dedication of our warriors. He was a true patriot, who spoke at various veteran ceremonies, and was responsible for multiple veteran memorials around the Pocono region. Coulby truly embodied God, service and country. Of his greatest achievements was that of a husband and father. Coulby was a loving husband to Lynda Dunn for 44 years, and together they have three children, Coulby, Matthew and Laura. Matthew, with his wife, Anne-Marie, blessed Coulby with three grandchildren, Brayden, Aston and Shane. For those that knew Coulby well, he had an eternal optimism and zeal for life that was second-to-none. Coulby was a larger-than-life character with a sense of humor that could light up any room. He has left an extraordinary legacy that will last for generations to come.