Local Marine Veteran to be Grand Marshal at Wounded Warrior Fundraiser
By David Sitz
St. Oliver Plunkett’s Knights of Columbus council 13440 is sponsoring a motorcycle fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project of Georgia. The 50 mile escorted ride will take place Saturday, November 1st departing from American Legion Post #233 in Loganville, stopping to pay tribute at the Veterans Walk of Heroes in Black Shoals Park near Conyers and ending at St. Olivers Catholic Church Snellville.
The Honorary Grand Marshal is Marine Cpl. Jarred Duncan, USMC, Medically Retired. Cpl. Duncan, who lives near Loganville, suffered a traumatic brain injury serving his country in Afghanistan in 2011. Duncan was part of the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marines when an ied (improvised explosive device) destroyed a vehicle he was riding in. An ’05 graduate of Grayson High School, Jarred and his wife Lauren have a daughter, Sophia, 2. Cpl. Duncan is currently receiving treatment from the VA and is part of Wounded Warrior Battalion East out of Camp Lejeune, N.C. Prior to serving tours in Afghanistan, Cpl. Duncan served as part of the relief force sent to Haiti following the earthquake of 2010.
Food, beverages, music and door prizes/drawings will be waiting for participants when the ride finishes at St. Olivers located in the Summit Chase subdivision east of Snellville. Participation in the fundraiser is $25/rider and $5/passenger. All proceeds will be donated to Wounded Warrior Project as part of a month of activities at St. Olivers dedicated benefitting the Project.
The ride will depart at 10 a.m. from the legion post, located at 4635 Atlanta Hwy. (US 78), Loganville. On- site registration will begin at 8 a.m. For additional information or to register online go to www.stoliverskoc134440.org. Information on other church activities to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project can be found at www.stolivers.com.