Retired Army sergeant leads WRAL Veterans Day Parade as grand marshal
A retired Army command sergeant major will take on the role of grand marshal Saturday at WRAL's Veterans Day Parade in Fayetteville.Posted — Updated
Command Sgt. Maj. Barney Rasor will lead the proceedings that begin at 10 a.m. along Person Street.
WRAL's Gilbert Baez and Brian Shrader host and report from the parade, along with David Myhres, chief of Fort Bragg's Garrison Operations.
Rasor entered the service in August 1954 from Akron, Ohio, before training at Fort Knox and attending jump school in 1956. He went on to serve three tours of duty in Vietnam.
Rasor was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart, among other decorations.
He retired in 1985 after 30 years of service.
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