Marvin “Duane” Mickle, grand marshal of the Town of Newburgh Memorial Day Parade, is seen here in front of Newburgh Town Hall. Councilwoman Betty Greene is on his left. To his right are Newburgh Town Supervisor Gil Piaquadio and Town Clerk Andrew Zarutskie. (photo by Mark Gerlach)
Marvin “Duane” Mickle, a Vietnam wartime veteran, has been named the grand marshal for the Town of Newburgh Memorial Day Parade, which will be held on Sunday, May 29. Step off is at 1 p.m. starting at American Legion Post 1420 on Union Avenue.
A ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at town hall with Orange County Sheriff Carl Dubois as the guest speaker.
Mickle served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968, when he was honorably discharged. He and his family moved to the Town of Newburgh in 1984. Mickle is currently a member of American Legion Post 1420 and holds the rank of first vice commander.