This Day In History: 1943-09-22
Among those inducted into the armed services was John Kenneth Lannsberry, who was a former Mahwah teacher. He came to Mahwah in 1937. He was acting principal of the mountain school for two years and taught seventh and eighth grades in School No. 2 (now Commodore Perry) until he resigned in 1942 to take a position in Hillsdale. While in Mahwah he created the School Safety Patrol, coached the basketball team and took an active role in community affairs. He was a graduate of Newark State Normal School and Rutgers. He was married and had a daughter at the time of his induction into the Coast Guard.