The Colorado River Chapter of the 1st Marine Division and the Bullhead City Recreation Division named George Cary as the Grand Marshal for the 8th Annual Tri State Veterans Day Parade on November 5. Mr. Cary will lead the parade in a walk up Miracle Mile honoring service men and women contributions to our great Nation on November 5 in Bullhead City.
George Cary joined the U.S. Marine Corp. in February of 1951. By June, Cary was deployed to Korea where he was assigned to 4.2 Heavy Motor Corp. as a part of a 3 man Forward Observer Team.
Out of the 13 months in Korea, George was in combat for 10, in which he received wounds that sent him to the SS Haven, a hospital ship, in Pura, Korea. After serving his 3 year enlistment, he was discharged in 1954.
George received a Purple Heart and a Navy & Marine Letter of Commendation with a “V” for Valor for his loyal dedication and exceptional service to his country.
George married his wife and found a job working with aircrafts where he then retired after almost 40 years in 1993. In 1996, he and his lovely wife moved to Bullhead City where he joined the Colorado Chapter of First Marine Division Association and served as President, Vice President, and Secretary. He lost his loving wife of 47 years to cancer in May of 2010. In 2016, he relocated to Coquille, Oregon.
“I miss my dear friends in Bullhead City” says Cary. “But, I am enjoying the cooler temps and rain.”
This year’s parade will start at 10 am sharp from the Riverview Mall parking lot. The Parade route will travel south down Miracle Mile, ending at Marble Canyon Drive.
Applications are now being accepted from groups wishing to participate. Applications can be picked up at Bullhead City Hall or by logging on to www.coloradoriverchapterfmda.org.
All applications must be received by 5 pm on October 14th.