Tag: Grand Marshal

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Celebrity Grand Marshal Loretta Swit*

Few actresses can capture the imagination of generations of audiences with the certainty and charm of Loretta Swit. As quick-witted, impassioned Major Margaret Houlihan of television’s most honored series, “M*A*S*H,” Ms. Swit became an American icon and, with its popularity now in worldwide syndication, new fans continue to enjoy her lavish portrayal of the sensuous, […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Business Community Grand Marshal Greg DeBernard

Greg DeBernard was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he was adopted by two loving parents, Margaret and Guido. He attended the University of Utah on an ROTC Scholarship and graduated in 1986. He graduated from Southwestern University College of Law in 1989. He currently serves as the Regional Vice President of the USAA […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Operation Iraqi Freedom Grand Marshal Abby Malchow

Whether it’s equality, suicide prevention, community engagement or bravery, when it comes to veterans, Abby Malchow is there. She is a proud Iraq war veteran who deployed to Fallujah and Ramadi in 2006 with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 40, where she led an all-male crew that included three Iraqis. Post-deployment, the Navy Logistics Specialist joined […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Vietnam War Grand Marshal Larry Leighton

Larry Leighton grew up in Lexington, Nebraska, and after high school he enrolled at the University of Nebraska. At the height of the Vietnam War in 1968 he cut short his academic career and joined the U.S. Army as an enlisted man. He applied for and was accepted to Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill, […]

MEET OUR MARSHALS: Korean War Grand Marshal Melvin Brody

Mel Brody enlisted in the United States Navy in 1951 when he was 18 years old, hoping to be stationed with his big brother, who had been recalled to active duty in support of the Korean conflict. His brother Aaron also served in the Navy during World War II, spending weeks in a life raft […]