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  115th Boardman Memorial Day Parade/Service Mon., May 27  
  May 23, 2019 Edition  
     On Mon., May 27 the Boardman Kiwanis Club will hold the 115th Memorial Day Parade and Service. Organizing the parade and service is Kiwanian Stephanie Landers.
      LTC Christopher Dobozy, Command Inspector General of the 352nd Civil Affairs Command at Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland, and Bronze Star recipient, is the grand marshall and featured speaker at the parade and memorial service.
      William Wainio will give the invocation. LTC (ret.) Bill Moss, will lead the pledge of allegiance and place a wreath in honor of deceased veterans. Mark Luke, of the Boardman Kiwanis, will serve as master of ceremonies for the service in Boardman Park. The Boardman Spartan Marching Band, under the direction of Tom Ruggieri, will march in the parade and provide music for the memorial service.
      Groups participating in the parade will assemble at the Center Intermediate School at 9:30 a.m. and the parade will begin at 10:00 a.m.
      LTC Christopher S. Dobozy
      LTC Dobozy is a Boardman native, an Eagle Scout from Boardman’s Troop 46; a 1989 graduate of Boardman High School, a 1996 graduate from Youngstown State University ROTC Program with a bachelor of arts in geography.
      He enlisted in the United States Army in 1992 and was stationed as an infantryman at Ft Campbell, Ky. Upon receiving a Green-to-Gold scholarship, he returned home and received his commission.
      After college, he attended flight school at Ft Rucker, Ala. and was stationed in Landstuhl, Germany as a Medical Evacuation (DUSTOFF) pilot. While in Germany, he was deployed to Slovonski Brod, Croatia in 1998 and then to Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo in 1999.
      Upon his return to the United States, he served as the Maintenance Officer for the 54th Medical Evacuation Company (Air Ambulance) at Fort Lewis, Wash. where he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
      LTC Dobozy then entered the Army Reserve where he held positions as Assistant Professor of Military Science at Seattle University, University of Vermont and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh; Operations Officer of the 339th Combat Support Hospital in Erie, Pa.; Commander Alpha Company, 414th Civil Affairs Battalion and Executive Officer 414th Civil Affairs Battalion in Southfield, Mich.
      LTC Dobozy is currently the Command Inspector General of the 352nd Civil Affairs Command in Ft. Meade, MD.
      His civilian job is as an Air Interdiction Agent for Customs and Border Protection at the Great Lakes Air and Marine Branch in Selfridge, Mich.
      His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.
      LTC Dobozy completed the Medical Service Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Captains Career Course and is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College.
      He and his wife, Liesl, and have two children; Cheyanne, a senior at The Ohio State University and Carson, a sophomore at Michigan State University.
     
 
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