Veterans’ Day Parade Set for November 5 in Lucedale


by Nancy Jo Maples, Our Mississippi Home

Lucedale’s 7th Annual ’ Day Parade will roll at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The late Kimble Cochran has been named Grand Marshal and his family will lead the parade in his memory. Cochran, a Vietnam War veteran, lost his battle with cancer on June 6, 2022.

Cochran formerly served as Commander of Grantham Howell American Legion Post 53, which sponsors the parade each year. Cochran was its commander for six years. A highly decorated veteran, Cochran earned the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, the Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

Cochran was drafted into the U.S. Army at age 19. His basic and infantry training took place at Fort Polk, La. After completing his training, he was sent to Chu Lai, Vietnam where he served…

This article first appeared on Our Mississippi Home.

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