Braselton names decorated Army retiree, Womack, as parade grand marshal
(Braselton) The Town of Braselton salutes all armed forces, active and retired, in selecting Command Sergeant Major Bart Womack as the grand marshal in the July 4th parade downtown.
CSM Womack served in combat action in Iraq and also served in Korea, Kosovo and Haiti. His disguished military career earned the Legion of Merit, two bronze stars and Ranger tab. Formerly, he was the sergeant of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. His three decades of active service included assignments at Fort Benning in Columbus, Camp Merrill in Dahlonega and at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, home of the famed 101st Airborne Air Assault Division.
Now in retirement, Womack has worked in acting and as a military advisor for films and television. Further military advisory service was rendered in Afghanistan and Nigeria. He volunteers by mentoring ROTC cadets and a unique ‘Saddles for Soldiers’ equine program aiding veterans returning from combat.
Braselton Mayor Bill Orr said, “We are honored to host Command Sergeant Major Womack in Braselton and know his presence will add stature and prestige to our annual celebration.”
The Celebrate Braselton festival begins at 4:00 pm on July 4 in the Braselton Park on Harrison Street featuring live music, food, crafts and children’s activities. The parade begins at 6:00 pm, and a fireworks extravaganza will close the evening. All events are free.
For additional information, telephone 706.684-0369 or visit http://www.braseltonevents.com.