NUTLEY, NJ - Nutley American Legion Post 70 Chaplain Steven D. Crowley has been named the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Nutley Memorial Day Parade. Nutley's 98th Memorial Day Parade will honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country on Monday May 29.

Crowley was born September 12, 1945 in the San Francisco Naval Hospital just after his father had returned from serving with the 3rd Marine Division.  He is a graduate of Belleville High and married his wife JoAnn in 1968, they now live in Nutley. Steve and JoAnn raised a daughter, Marlana, and two sons, Steven and Christopher, who is deceased. 

Steve attended Basic training at Fort Lewis Washington with A Troop 1st Squadron 10th Cavalry 4th Infantry Division followed by 10 weeks of Army Medic training at Fort Sam Houston Texas and 4 weeks of advanced medical training training at Letterman Hospital San Francisco.

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Steve spent three weeks on the U.S.S. General Gordon, troop ship built in the Kearny shipyards, as it cruise to Vietnam with 10th Cavalry.  The 10th Cavalry was a mechanized unit consisting of tanks, armored personnel carriers, helicopters. While in Vietnam Spec 4 Crowley earned the Combat Medic Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal with 2 battle stars,  Vietnam Service Medal and National Defense Medal, as well as the State of New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal.

He serves as the Chaplain for Nutley American Legion Post 70 and is active in a number of the Post’s projects and activities.

The parade will step off from the Nutley Park Oval immediately following a ceremony at 11 a.m. on Memorial Day. is the only locally owned news organization serving the Township of Nutley. is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association.

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