Parade Grand Marshalls - Legion of Valor Commander and Legion of Valor Member Representative of all Armed Services
Our theme for the 2013 celebration is "Distinguished By Service - Honoring the Legion of Valor". We are pleased to announce that the Commander of the local chapter of the Legion of Valor, Neil Black, will be the 2013 Spirit Of The Fourth Parade Grand Marshall. The Legion of Valor is composed of men and women of the United States Armed Forces who have been awarded the Medal of Honor or any of three second highest award for extraordinary heroism; The Distinguished Service Cross (Army), The Navy Cross (Navy or Marine Corps), or the Air Force Cross. For more information about the Legion of valor, visit their web site, www.legionofvalor.com. To see the names and citations of our local Legion of Valor members, click here.
Abraham J. Baum, Member, Legion of Valor
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of a great friend of the Spirit of the Fourth, Major Abraham J. Baum, DSC, AUS (former) on the 3rd of March, 2013. He will remain a member of the Legion of Valor in perpetuity, and will also remain in our hearts and the hearts of the community he loved and served faithfully for many years.
Following is the Citation associated with his Distinguished Service Cross Award:
"For extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy in Germany. On 26 March 1945 Captain Baum led an armored task force in daring action into enemy territory to liberate allied prisoners held by the Germans near Hammelburg, Germany. In route as the column entered the town of Germunden, Captain Baum was wounded by enemy rocket fire. Despite his wounds, he continued to lead the force throughout the day and the following night until he was again wounded during action on the outskirts of Hammelburg. Captain Baum's courageous devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service."
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